Mandan tops Blue JaysOne bad stretch turned a close game into an uphill climb for the Blue Jays. Up 1-0, Mandan scored three goals in three minutes and never looked back for a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
One bad stretch turned a close game into an uphill climb for the Blue Jays.
Up 1-0, Mandan scored three goals in three minutes and never looked back for a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
“The girls came out and played really well. We had a three-minute stretch where we kind of fell apart and that cost us,” coach Ryan Kleinknecht said.
The Blue Jays were down five starters due to injury, which did not help any.
Goalie Megan Kapp had a strong net in frame, Kleinknecht said as she turned away 21 shots, including 12 in the second half.
“Megan played an excellent, excellent game,” the coach said.
After a scoreless first half, Keela Burt scored to make it 1-0 Mandan three minutes into the second half.
It was still 1-0 until Mariah Fredricks, Erin Bussman and Madison Klatt scored just three minutes apart beginning in the 60th minute.
Kleinknecht highlighted the play of Molly Witthauer and Riley Spenningsby, who took both JHS shots.
“It was a good effort by the girls. They played hard and played well,” Kleinknecht said.
The Blue Jays wrap up the season at home Thursday, hosting Bismarck St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.
Mandan 4, Jamestown 0
Jamestown 0 0 — 0
Mandan 0 4 — 4
1, Mandan, Keela Burt, 43:00; 2, Mandan, Mariah Fredricks, 60:00; 3, Mandan, Erin Bussman, 61:00; 4, Mandan, Madison Klatt, 62:00.
Saves: Jamestown, Megan Kapp 9-21—21 saves. Mandan, Rachel Ford 1-1—2 saves.
— Sun Staff