Lexington, Ky. / Paul Laurence Dunbar
The St. Olaf women's soccer team scored a pair of MIAC wins over Hamline and Gustavus last week behind a historic scoring performance from sophomore Kajsa Brindley (Lexington, Ky./Paul Laurence Dunbar). The Ole midfielder scored five goals - including four in one game, which is believed to be a school record. For her scoring binge, Brindley was named the MIAC Women's Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week.
Brindley's week started with a game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over the Pipers. However, it was her next performance that really turned heads, as she had a hat trick by halftime and four total goals in a 4-1 win over the Gusties. Brindley's four goals were the most by a St. Olaf player in at least 10 years and are believed to be an all-time record.
Thanks to Brindley's scoring and the two wins the Oles improved to 6-4-1 overall. St. Olaf is 4-1 in the MIAC and its 12 points have it in a four-way tie for the league lead. Since starting 0-3, the Oles have gone 6-1-1. The Oles have a big game on their home field Saturday, as they welcome Macalester to town for a 1 p.m. MIAC showdown. This season, Brindley ranks fifth in goals in overall games (six) and has four assists for a total of 16 points. All six of her goals have come in conference play to share the league lead, and her 14 points in MIAC play are also tops in the league.