Jimmies swept: Mary gets men; women fall to Minot St.Some North Dakotans go ice fishing on days warmer than it was in Jamestown on Thursday. Alas, the conditions were still better than the snow and wind that came on the day the Jamestown College soccer teams were supposed to host a double-header at Jimmie Soccer Field.
By: Michael Savaloja, The Jamestown Sun
Some North Dakotans go ice fishing on days warmer than it was in Jamestown on Thursday.
Alas, the conditions were still better than the snow and wind that came on the day the Jamestown College soccer teams were supposed to host a double-header at Jimmie Soccer Field.
Pushed back from Wednesday, the extra day away from the field was unable to help the Jimmies. The Jimmie men fell to the University of Mary 4-2, and the women lost to Minot State University 5-2 with temperatures hovering around the mid to lower 30s.
Minot St. 5, JC 2
The Jamestown College women were only able to put together three shots on goal against the Beavers, but performed better overall than in their first meeting this season with Minot State. The Beavers won that contest 8-0 in Minot back on Sept. 21.
Minot State midfielder Ashley Goheen jump- started the Beaver offense, scoring the opening two goals of the contest to help Minot State to a 3-1 lead at the half.
Jamestown College midfielder Courtney Harrington put the Jimmies on the board in the first 45 minutes with her second goal of the season, assisted by forward Hannah Langseth, which pulled the Jimmies to within one at 2-1.
The Jimmies would trail by just one point again early in the second half. Rachel Goslinga’s seventh goal of the season came just after halftime, and cut the Beaver’s lead to 3-2.
Langseth was also credited with the assist on Goslinga’s goal. The sophomore from Fargo leads the Jimmies in scoring this season with 15 goals and 11 assists.
But the Jimmies were unable to score the equalizer, and goals by Minot State’s Tara McPartland and Dakota Barnett sealed the Beaver victory.
“We played pretty well even with a skeleton crew,” said MSU coach Jason Spain. “We had to leave some kids home because of labs after we moved the game back a day.”
Jamestown College goalkeeper Kayla Byle piled up nine saves in the contest, as the Beavers (8-6-3) sent 14 shots on goal during the match. Byle now has 118 saves this season, and fell to 4-8 on the year in the net for the Jimmies (5-12).
U of Mary 4, JC 2
It took the University of Mary men’s soccer team 17 matches to a record a victory in 2010, and that win came against the Jimmies.
Down to the Jimmies 1-0 after four minutes, the Marauders went on to post four unanswered goals to improve to 1-16 overall with one game left to play this season.
The University of Mary’s Nikola Nikolic scored in the seventh minute on a penalty kick, Ben Bawden put the Marauders ahead in the 29th minute with a goal, and Jake Hawkins pushed one through with 15 seconds left in the first half to give the Marauders a 3-1 lead at the break.
The Marauders didn’t score again until the 81st minute on a goal by Jose Pecego, putting the game out of reach for the Jimmies.
Jamestown College’s Dominic O’Connor scored his eighth goal of the season in the 83rd minute to wrap up the scoring. The Jimmies’ Matt Balshaw scored the first goal of the game, his second of the year.
Jamestown College goalkeeper Thomas Cooke’s two saves in the game ups his season total to 51, as his record in the net for the Jimmies this year fell to 3-1-1. The Jimmie men (7-7-3) defeated the Marauders 2-1 in Bismarck on Oct. 6.
The Jamestown College men’s and women’s soccer teams play their season finales in Jamestown on Saturday against Great Falls, Mont.
At Jimmie Soccer Field
Minot State University 5, Jamestown College 2
Minot State 3 2 — 5
Jamestown College 1 1 — 2
1, MSU, Ashley Goheen (Lexy Kidd); 2, MSU, Goheen (unassisted); 3, JC, Courtney Harrington (Hannah Langseth); 4, MSU, Jamie MacFarlane (Taylor Carlstrom).
5, JC, Rachel Goslinga (Langseth); 6, MSU, Tara McPartland (unassisted); 7, MSU, Dakota Barnett (Tatyanny Griffiths).
Goalkeeper saves: MSU, Holly Chrisope 1; JC, Kayla Byle 9.
Shots: MSU, 7-7—14; JC, 2-1—3.
Fouls: MSU, 5-4—9; 3-3—6.
Records: Minot State University 8-6-3; Jamestown College 5-12.
University of Mary 4, Jamestown College 2
U of Mary 3 1 — 4
Jamestown College 1 1 — 2
1, JC, Matt Balshaw (unassisted); 2, Mary, Nikola Nikolic (unassisted); 3, Mary, Ben Bawden (unassisted); 4, Mary, Jake Hawkins (unassisted).
5, Mary, Jose Pecego (unassisted); 6, JC, Dominic O’Connor (unassisted).
Goalkeeper saves: Mary, Derek Luptak 5; JC, Thomas Cooke 2.
Shots: Mary, 4-2—6; JC, 1-6—7.
Fouls: Mary, 9-6—15; JC, 11-12—23.
Records: University of Mary 1-16; Jamestown College 7-7-3.
Sun sports writer Michael Savaloja can be reached at (701) 952-8461 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org