It was a sunny day in more ways than one for the Hamline's women's soccer team at Paterson Field.
Jordan Sammons scored the game's only goal on a nifty deflection and Molly Jacobs (at right) earned a spot in the school record book as the Pipers defeated St. Olaf, 1-0, Tuesday afternoon. The win moved Hamline to 6-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the MIAC. It was also their first triumph over the Oles since 2007.
For most of the day, Jacobs and her goalie counterpart at St. Olaf (Nora Forbes) stood tall. The Pipers held the better of the play (a 14-4 edge in total shots) but both goalies stayed aggressive and stopped great chances before they could really develop.
It was left to Aileen Scheibner, named earlier in the day as the MIAC Women's Soccer Athlete Of the week for a four-goal effort last week, to start the play that would turn the tide. Scheibner had a free kick to far right of Forbes. Instead of gunning for the net, she alertly slipped a pass to Sammons, who quickly redirected it into the far corner of the net for her fourth marker of the season.
Jacobs took it from there, recording her fifth individual blanking of the season to tie Jane Hoops, who did it in 2000. In fact, all six of Hamline's wins this year have come in this fashion. (Jacobs and Sam Berger shared one last week against Northwestern.)
The Pipers now hit the road for their next two games -- starting at St. Thomas (September 29). They are at Gustavus Adolphus Oct. 3 before returning to Paterson to face St. Mary's October 6.
St. Olaf boxscore