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Monday, May 20, 2024
The Observer

Belles soccer posts decisive 4-0 victory against Lake Forest

Saint Mary’s soccer notched a decisive 4-0 away victory against Lake Forest on Friday, Sept. 15. The Belles set the tone for the game early with a few shots by freshman midfielder Margaret Slove. They got things moving in the 22nd minute. Senior defender Holly Skrip found senior midfielder Kaitlyn Day as she blew past Lake Forest’s back line to score the first goal of the game — Day’s first of the season.

The Belles picked up right where they left off in the second half, as Slove broke through and converted a cutback shot in the box for a goal in the 51st minute. Less than 10 minutes later, junior midfielder Grace Barresi's shot skidded off the goalkeeper’s hands and into the net to make the lead 3-0. Barresi almost found the back of the net again in the 71st minute, but the attempt was saved by Lake Forest.

In the 81st minute, Slove tapped in her second goal of the game to extend Saint Mary’s advantage to 4-0. For the duration of the game, the Belles defense consistently held back Lake Forest, leaving them without a shot on goal for most of the second half. The game ended in a 4-0 victory for the Belles.

With the win, Saint Mary’s is now 2-3. The Belles are headed back home for a three-match stretch beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 20, when they will host Huntington. The matchup is set to begin at 7 p.m.