Hmm, maybe. I didn't want them to be like Goku and win every fight (or in his case he'd usually lose once and then win the second time), I also wanted to reinforce that they were beginners by having them lose the first few fights. Some newer readers on ComicFury got really upset they lost the first few fights and seem to have stopped reading it.
They got on the elevator near where I assume Richard and Annie would have been headed, I thought there was a good chance they'd just run into eachother. She saw someone on the ground and about to get zapped, and tried to protect them.
She probably is still exhausted, if you notice the suit doesn't have any lights on. She must be able to turn on the suit even without any power.