NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The magic that appeared on Saturday in a 1-0 win over regionally-ranked Alma College did not translate into forward momentum for the Adrian College women's soccer team as they fell to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the MIAA with a 2-0 defeat at Saint Mary's (4-4-3, 2-2-3 MIAA) on Wednesday.
It was the first time this season that the potent Adrian offense has been shutout this season. The Bulldogs are averaging 2.64 goals per game in 2013 and scored 29 goals in 10 games before today which led the MIAA.
"First and foremost, the reason why we lost was that Saint Mary's flat out outplayed us," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "They possessed around us very well from start to finish, and we struggled to find our rhythm. Our fatigue certainly played a part after a very difficult week, so we'll be looking forward to the bye on Saturday as a chance to heal up and prepare for the second round."
Adrian entered today in a first place tie in the MIAA which makes today's upset even more improbable for the Belles. Saint Mary's held the Bulldogs to just one shot in the first half. The Bulldogs managed just four more in the second half and totaled three shots on goal for the match. The Belles had 16 shots with six on net.
Rosie Biehl scored her fourth of the season at the 60:36 mark unassisted inside the 18-yard box deflected off the hands of Adrian goalkeeper Lexi Lewandowski. Saint Mary's added an insurance goal at the 84:06 mark as Erin Mishu scored her first of the season unassisted off a deflected free kick inside the 18-yard box. Lewandowski finished with four saves while Chanler Rosenbaum made three saves in the shutout.