"Today we got beat," said coach Kai Edwards. "We are a quality team and this will help us win league games. Our job is to prepare to win league games and even though it didn't look like it today, this will win us one more game in league."
The Gaels were outshot 16-0 in the first-half as Seattle scored in the 19th, 36th, 40th and 45th minutes to take the commanding lead at the break.
Saint Mary's got on the board in the 61st minute when Katy Roby scored her first goal of the year, assisted by Vicki Shimkus. The Gaels would go on to take eight total shots in the second-half, compared to the 12 second-half shots by Seattle.
"We started a little different today and by the time we worked out the kinks, they were all over us," continued Edwards. "We will respond, I'm not worried about that at all... next week will be a war and we will be ready."
For the Gaels, Brianna Campos took two shots, while Roby, Brooke Herrick, Jaime Turrentine, Celina Minissian, Caroline Kreuz and Shimkus took a shot apiece.
Kate Brenot had the tough assignment as starting goalkeeper, making six saves in 69 minutes of action. Stephanie Busch played the final 21 minutes with two saves and no goals allowed.
Saint Mary's is back in action on Friday, August 24 when it takes on Southern California in Los Angeles at 3:00 p.m.