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Early struggles hurt the Saints in Saturday's matchup with UNO
Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 7, 2013

John Brodbeck

Sports Information Director

Lima, OHIO -- The Holy Cross Saints hit the road on Saturday afternoon for a matchup with the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers. A quick start from the host Racers was all that was needed as they defeated the Saints 6-0.

"It was a tough game for our team today," stated first year head coach Geriann Druyos. "They got off to a fast start and we unfortunately weren't able to slow it down early on. We'll get back to work and be ready for our next game."

The Racers got going on offense rather quickly on Saturday scoring the game's first two goals in the first nine minutes.

This would continue over the course of the first half as the Racers built up a 6-0 lead at the half.

The Saints were outshot 11-0 in the first half.

Despite the outpouring of goals in the first half, the Saints defense stepped up and held the talented Racers scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Senior goalkeeper Aileen Clouse (Beavercreek, Ohio) finished the game with four saves.

The Racers held a 21-0 shot advantage for the game.

"This is one of those games you need to forget about quickly and move forward," continued Druyos. "We know we are a much better team and have a lot of soccer left to be played this year."

The Saints (2-2) will resume action this week at home on Friday, September 13th with their series finale matchup with Andrews University (Mich.). The game is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. EST.