Olson Named MVC Offensive Player of the Week
Dagny Olson
Dagny Olson

Oct. 15, 2013

Weekly Valley Release

ST. LOUIS - Freshman Dagny Olson is the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Olson becomes the second ISU freshman to earn the award this season, and is the league-best sixth different Redbird overall to claim a weekly honor.

Olson scored the Redbirds' lone goal of the week in their 1-0 win over Loyola, Sunday. The freshman put ISU ahead for good in the 22nd minute, making a run while being flanked by two defenders before slotting a shot past the LU keeper for her fifth goal of the season. She also led all players with six shots in the victory.

Olson's five goals are tied for second on the team, and third in the MVC. Overall, she has tallied 12 points (5 G, 2 A), all of which have come in the Redbirds' last seven matches.

The Redbirds (8-6-0, 2-0-0 MVC) next play at Northern Iowa, Thursday, before returning home to take on Evansville, Sunday. Start times are 4 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively.

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