Playing at home for the second time in seven games to start the girls soccer season, St. Clair lost a 5-0 decision Thursday against Northwest.

The Lady Bulldogs (1-5-1) have home games next week Monday against Sullivan, Tuesday against Belle and Thursday against St. James.

St. Clair Head Coach Ted Koenigsfeld took some positives from the loss to Northwest.

“Even though it was a 5-0 loss, I felt good about some of the things we did,” Koenigsfeld said. “We’ve had some time to work on things in practice, and that’s translated to the field. When you can make in-season adjustments like we have, that shows that we have a coachable team. That’s always a positive thing.”

Sam Deason was in goal for the Lady Bulldogs.

“Sam had an excellent game despite the five goals,” Koenigsfeld said. “Northwest did a good job crashing the net and knocking in rebounds. They scored two of their goals that way.”

There also were positive performances from other St. Clair players.

“Tori Martin did a good job getting to the ball up top and making things happen for us,” Koenigsfeld said. “Nicole Nardi played hard at the center midfield spot. I thought she had a good game. Kylie Schroeder had a good game at wing midfielder.”

Northwest (1-3) was able to take advantage of its scoring opportunities in picking up its first win of the season.

“Northwest played a physical game,” Koenigsfeld said. “Our girls didn’t let that bother them. We played hard and didn’t back down.”

St. Clair has struggled to score goals in its first even games, but still stands with a 1-1 record in the Four Rivers Conference with its lone victory coming over Pacific on penalty kicks.

The Lady Bulldogs hope to improve on their conference record with the two home games next week against Sullivan and St. James.