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Brindley's big day propels Oles

Nick Hoelmer
October 5, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Kajsa Brindley's four goals gave St. Olaf all they needed to obtain their fourth MIAC victory on a soggy Rolf Mellby Field on Homecoming Saturday.

The Oles came into the game looking to build off of their win over Hamline on Wednesday afternoon and were able to do just that behind Brindley's monstrosity of a game. Her four goals in a single contest are believed to be a school record.

"Kajsa has been waiting for a breakout game and she got it today," said St. Olaf head coach Jeremy Driver. "It was great to see her get those two goals early on. Sometimes forwards just need that confidence booster so hopefully this can give her that confidence going forward."

Playing on a field that saw standing water in some areas due to the recent rain, Brindley's first goal came in the third minute when Rachel Stets was able to breakaway down the right sideline and find Brindley open in the middle of the field where she was able to punch one into the lower right corner, just past diving Gustie goalkeeper Caroline Olson.

Six minutes later, Brindley found the goal again, this one coming when she was able to beat multiple Gustavus defenders and blast a high goal over Olson's right shoulder to put St. Olaf up 2-0 less than ten minutes into the game.

St. Olaf dominated possession throughout the game and were able to get a whopping 21 shots compared to Gustavus's six. Brindley alone took six shots and six other Oles attempted at least one.

The Oles (6-4-1, 4-1-0) host Macalester College next Saturday at 1 p.m.

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