Against Luther College Sunday at home, the Oles managed a solid victory. Jess Magnuson '09, Watt and Katie Bierlein '07 all recorded goals in the Oles' 3-1 triumph. Liz Tanner '07 and Jenny Kallas '09 were the dime-droppers in this event, recording assists to Magnuson and Watt, respectively.
St. Olaf's impressive and improved play against Luther demonstrated a team performing with new resolve, evidenced by their victory against Bethel University on Tuesday night in Arden Hills, Minn. The Oles defeated the Royals 5-1, earning their first MIAC win.
The Oles took a 3-0 halftime lead, with goals from Kaia Knutson '06. Jenny Kallas '09, and Kira Price '08. Knutson made it 4-0 with her second goal in the second half, followed by one goal from Karen Thiebes '08 in the final minute of the game. The Oles outshot Bethel 25-7.
On Sept. 16, took on the College of St. Benedict at home. The Oles' offense struggled, only getting four shots on goal.
As a result, with six shot attempts and two successful goals, the Blazers came by with enough to win the competition 2-0 in regulation.
Following the loss to St. Ben's, St. Olaf played on Sept. 18 against Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. A strong performance was put forth by forward Kelsey Watt '07.
Watt recorded her second collegiate hat-trick with three goals, all in the second half. However, this shining effort would not be quite enough to emerge victorious. The competition ended with Wartburg defeating St. Olaf 4-3.
The Oles lost their fourth straight game on Saturday against the Concordia Cobbers in Moorhead, Minn. The Oles were out-shot in the match 23-8 and lost the game 3-0.
St. Olaf's next competition will take place Oct. 1 against Gustavus at 11:00 a.m.