Saint Marys found the back of the net in 37th minute to take a 1-0 lead into the break.
The Hawks dominated possession in the 2nd half and outshot the Belles 11 to 2 in the stanza but could not muster any dangerous opportunities. Amy Arnhart collected two saves on the night.
The Scarlet Hawks fall to 4-3 on the season with one non-conference game remaining this Saturday, September 25 against Davenport University at 2 pm.
A raucous crowd is expected on Saturday with Homecoming activities and special recognition for the five Hawk seniors; Steph Salem, Emily Kunkel, Megan Meeke, Misa del Ninno, and Meagan Sarratt.