JC men get big winJamestown College earned a huge win over the University of Great Falls Sunday afternoon at Rotary Field.
By: By Andrew Gideon, The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown College earned a huge win over the University of Great Falls Sunday afternoon at Rotary Field.
The victory likely sealed the school’s first ever trip to the postseason.
The Jimmies have two matches remaining. They travel to St. John’s (Minn.) Tuesday and Mary on Wednesday.
Great Falls jumped ahead halfway through the first period and kept the 1-0 lead into halftime.
But the Jimmies had the wind at their backs in the second half, but it wasn’t until late that they got the equalizer.
George Gauld scored on an assist from Andres Garcia in the 74th minute that squared the match at 1-1.
In regulation, Great Falls had nullified Jamestown College leading scorer Dominic O’Connor. However, with 44 seconds left in overtime, O’Connor did all the damage he needed when his well-placed cross was headed in by freshman Austin Dillard to give the Jimmies the 2-1 victory.
The Jimmies outshot the Argos, 11-3. Drew Jones made two saves in goal for the Jimmies.
Jamestown College improved to 10-6 overall and 3-1 in games against A.I.I. opponents.
The win was critical as far as the playoffs are concerned as Great Falls was ahead of the Jimmies coming into the match. Great Falls was ranked 32nd in the Oct. 26 modified RPI (ratings percentage index), while the Jimmies were 82nd. The win for all intents and purposes helped JC solidify a postseason berth in Utah in November.
Great Falls dropped to 12-4 overall, 5-2 against teams in the A.I.I/Frontier league.
Jamestown College swept Great Falls, beating them 2-1 on Oct. 15 in Montana.
The top four teams in the RPI advance to Salt Lake City with semifinals on Nov. 10 and finals on Nov. 12.
The women’s game turned into a track meet, but the Jimmies blew a 3-1 lead and lost 5-3 to Great Falls to end their season.
Hannah Langseth scored twice in the first half, the second giving the Jimmies a 3-1 lead at the 34:09 mark of the opening half.
Langseth scored less than nine minutes in, giving JC a 1-0 lead. It stayed that way until Alicia Elsenpeter scored on an assist from Langseth in the 26th minute to make it 2-0 Jimmies.
After the Argos cut the lead in half, Langseth scored again, this time off an assist from Rachel Hull to make it 3-1 Jamestown College.
Great Falls got within one goal late in the opening half and carried that momentum into the second 45 minutes. The Argos leveled it at 3-3 on a goal by Nicole Donis in the 61st minute.
It remained tied late until Chelsea Roughsedge got the go-ahead tally at the 82:53 mark, giving the Argos their first lead of the game.
Kayla Byle, who got an assist on Langseth’s first goal of the game, finished with four saves.
The Jimmies finished the season at 5-11-1.