Blue Jays take down Grand Forks Central
Offense hasn’t come easy for the Jamestown girls soccer team this season.
Alexa Kudrna scored a pair of goals, bookending a 3-1 win at Grand Forks Central in nonconference play. It’s the first win of the season for Jamestown.
“It was a tough game, but we played pretty well,” Jamestown coach Mike Schulz said. “Alexa had two goals and played really well. Emily Reiten did a great job in midfield. Haley (Hillstrom) had some key saves in net.”
Kudrna struck 8 minutes into the match to send the Blue Jays into halftime with a 1-0 advantage.
Grand Forks Central got on the board just 5 minutes into the second half, when Haylee Novak found the back of the net.
Megan Gaffaney came back with a goal 5 minutes later, giving Jamestown all the insurance it needed.
Kudrna capped the scoring by converting with 5 minutes to go.
Central keeper Karleigh Gause had seven saves, while Hillstrom stopped five in net for the Blue Jays, who go to Mandan on Tuesday.
“It’s been a longtime coming,” Schulz said of the win. “We’ve had some unlucky bounces. We’ve hit the crossbar a couple of times this season. It’s nice to be able to put a few in and get their first win. It did a lot to boost their confidence.”
Jamestown 3, GF Central 1
First half: 1, J, Alexa Kudrna, 8:00.
Second half: 3, GF, Haylee Novak, 45:20. 2, J, Megan Gaffaney, 55:00. 4, J, Alexa Kudrna, 85:00.
Goalkeeper saves: GF, Karleigh Gause, 2-5 — 7. J, Haley Hillstrom, 2-3—5.
Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or firstname.lastname@example.org