Brindley scores late as Ole women claim 1-0 win at Macalester
October 12, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn.- Kajsa Brindley's late goal ended a long scoreless drought for the St. Olaf women's soccer team and earned the squad a 1-0 win at Macalester on Friday afternoon.
Brindley's goal came on a 15 yard shot from straight on in the 77th minute and was her second of the season. Fellow first-year Kyle Clifford was credited with an assist for her first collegiate point. The broke a scoreless drought of 386 minutes for the team dating back to Brindley's overtime winner against Saint Ben's on September 29.
Despite the recent lack of scoring, the Oles defense has kept them in games. The shutout against the Scots was the third straight for the Oles and the seventh of the season. Goalie Nora Forbes has now allowed just seven goals in over 1,156 minutes in net this season.
The Scots outshot the Oles 17-4 but were unable to get anything by Forbes, who made six saves in picking up the win. Ellen Palmquist and Rosie Glenn-Finer split time in net for Macalester and made one save each. The win was the first for the Oles at Macalester since 1988.
Brindley took two of the four St. Olaf shots and got both of her efforts on goal. Lydia Chodosh led Macalester with five shots and Georgia Cloepfil, the MIAC's leading score at nearly two points a game, had three shots.
Coming into the game, both teams were in the thick of the MIAC playoff race. St. Olaf is now tied for second in the conference with 14 points (4-2-2) and is 6-5-3 overall. Macalester now has ten points (3-4-1) and sits at 7-6-1 overall. Concordia leads the way with 15 (5-1-0) points, while Bethel also has 14 (4-1-2). Saint Ben's has 13 and five teams have either ten or 11 points.
The Oles put their playoff push on hold for a week before facing Concordia, Bethel, and Carleton down the stretch. The next game is at UW-River Falls (6-6-1) on Wednesday afternoon.