The Oles' Grace Bestler plays a ball to the middle in Wednesday's win over UW-River Falls.
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Women's soccer blanks UW-River Falls

Nick Hoelmer
September 25, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - In her first career start, Lindsay Dolan held UW-River Falls scoreless to help the St. Olaf women's soccer team tally its third win of the season on Wednesday afternoon at Rolf Mellby Field.

Filling in for senior Nora Forbes, Dolan stood firm and had two key saves to keep UW-River Falls out of the goal and put St. Olaf back in the win column following a tough 1-0 loss to St. Benedict on Saturday.

"It feels awesome," Dolan said. "Being able to contribute to our team's success in a more direct way is a rewarding feeling. It motivates me to work and strive to feel this way after every game."

Madison Van Wylen used some nifty footwork and the help of a nice pass from Kajsa Brindley to get loose in the sixth minute to give the Oles an early 1-0 lead.

The Oles continued to put pressure on the Falcons, totaling seven shots in the first half alone, but went into halftime with Van Wylen's goal being their only.

In the 76th minute, the Oles received the insurance goal they desired when Emily Sierakowski was able to score off of Rachel Stet's shot that rebounded off of the left goalpost. The goal was Sierakowski's second of the season.

The Oles next action will come Saturday when they make the long trek to Concordia-Moorhead for a 2:30 p.m. game.

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