Ole women top St. Ben's on Brindley's OT goal
September 29, 2012
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.- Kajsa Brindley's goal in the first overtime sent the St. Olaf women's soccer team to a 2-1 win at St. Ben's on Saturday afternoon.
With the score tied at 1, Brindley scored her first collegiate goal 4:28 into the first overtime. Brindley's goal was assisted by Annie Manning and came as the result of a scrum following an Ole corner.
Earlier, the Oles had held a 1-0 lead courtesy of Emily Sierakowski's first goal for St. Olaf. Sierakowski's goal was also following an Annie Manning corner in the 44th minute, as she picked up assists on both Ole goals.
Colleen Bouchard leveled the score in the 53rd minute on a penalty kick. Bouchard led St. Ben's with nine shots, five of which were on goal.
Saint Benedict outshot St. Olaf 22-12 and held a 14-9 edge in shots on goal. Brindley took half of the Ole shots and got five on goal to lead the way. St. Olaf capitalized on their 6-1 advantage in corners by claiming two goals from the set pieces.
Nora Forbes made 13 saves for the Oles to collect the win. Forbes made eight saves in the second half alone, as St. Ben's unleashed 15 shots after the break. Claire O'Brien made seven saves for St. Ben's but took the loss.
The Oles improve to 3-2 in the MIAC and St. Ben's is now 2-3. St. Olaf is 5-4-1 overall, while Saint Ben's is 3-4-2. St. Olaf travel to UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday for a non-conference match before returning home on Oct. 6 to face MIAC foe St. Thomas.