Jimmies beat DWU in overtimeA 6-0 start to the season looks mighty impressive, but Jamestown College men’s soccer coach Phillip Bohn is keeping things in perspective.
By: Michael Savaloja, The Jamestown Sun
A 6-0 start to the season looks mighty impressive, but Jamestown College men’s soccer coach Phillip Bohn is keeping things in perspective.
The Jimmies went into double overtime against the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers at Jamestown’s Rotary Field on Sunday before sophomore midfielder Jack Keeling, of Leamington Spa, England, sent the game-winner into the net to hand the Jimmies a 2-1 win to stay perfect at 6-0.
But it was the opportunities squandered by the Jimmies earlier in the match that the coach said can’t continue going forward.
“We didn’t play great today. We’re playing just well enough to win,” Bohn said. “We’re making a ton of mistakes, which are fixable, but we definitely have the potential to get better.”
The Tigers played well against the Jimmies on Sunday, but the Jimmies pretty much thought they would. The victory by the Jimmies marked the first time Jamestown College has defeated Dakota Wesleyan on a men’s soccer field.
Dakota Wesleyan struck first with a goal by Chaz Foss in the second half, but the Jimmies leveled it 15 minutes later with an unassisted goal by West Fargo’s Jade Johnson.
The Jimmies outshot the Tigers 25-15 in the match, but were unable to capitalize on 13 corner-kick attempts. The Tigers attempted just two.
“I think we were pretty fortunate to win. We had a lot of chances,” Bohn said. “For most of the match they looked like the better team and created a lot of chances and I didn’t think we came out ready to play the right way.”
But persistence paid off for the Jimmies. After being able to knot the score back up a 1-1, they kept attacking and finally won the match in the second of two overtime frames
Keeling’s goal at 109:17 was assisted by Ben Eastwell of Norwich, England.
“Ultimately, later were able to get the equalizer and our energy level raised quite a bit,” Bohn said. “Hard work covers up for a lot of mistakes, and that was the difference in the game.”
The Jimmies’ junior goalkeeper, Thomas Cooke, of Northampton, England, recorded five saves in the victory.
Jamestown College now has the week to prepare for a pair of matches in Sioux City, Iowa this Saturday and Sunday against Dordt College and Briar Cliff University.
“This team has to recognize that there are some areas we can get better, and we need to get into practice this week and train hard,” Bohn said. “This week it’s about taking advantage of our training Tuesday through Friday, to clean up those areas and get better.”
The Jamestown College women’s soccer team had a successful weekend in Jamestown, picking up its first two victories of the season.
On Saturday the Jimmies took down North Central University (Minneapolis) 3-0, and followed that up with a 2-1 victory over Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday.
The Jimmies’ (2-3-1) first win on Saturday was also the first loss of the season for the Rams, who fell to 2-1.
Jamestown College outshot the Rams 32-3 in the one-sided affair. Jimmie goalkeeper Kayla Byle posted the shutout in the net, collecting two saves in the winning effort.
The Jimmies’ Kirstine Adamson put Jamestown ahead at the half, scoring a goal just over 24 minutes into the match, assisted by MaKenzie Wegner. Kara Wahl scored an unassisted goal for the Jimmies in the second half, which was followed by Adamson’s second goal of the game to cap the scoring.
Adamson’s second goal was assisted by Gabrielle Lane.
Sophomore midfielder Jolynn Warnes, of Alexandria, Minn., had a big day on Sunday against the Tigers, as she scored both of Jamestown goals in the 2-1 victory.
Warnes struck first, assisted by Lane, just over 11 minutes into the match. Meg Johnson later tied it for the Tigers in the second half, before Warnes put things away, assisted by Adamson, with nine minutes to play.
Byle notched 10 saves in the net for the Jimmies. Jamestown outshot the Tigers 20-16 in the match.
Jamestown College faces Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D., on Wednesday.
Jamestown College 2,
Dakota Wesleyan University 1 (2OT)
Dakota Wesleyan 0 1 0 0 — 1
Jamestown College 0 1 0 1 — 2
1, DWU, Chaz Foss (Hugo Gonzalez), 59:00; 2, JC, Jade Johnson, 74:16.
3, JC, Jack Keeling (Ben Eastwell), 109:17.
Goalkeeper saves: DWU, Alex Nelson 7; JC, Thomas Cooke 5.
Yellow Cards: DWU, Zach Schneider (31:07), Lionel Karyea (75:59); JC, Cooke (65:35).
Records: Jamestown College 6-0; Dakota Wesleyan University 0-4.
Jamestown College 2,
Dakota Wesleyan University 1
Dakota Wesleyan 0 1 — 1
Jamestown College 1 1 — 2
1, JC, Jolynn Warnes (Gabrielle Lane), 11:06.
2, DWU, Megan Johnson (Cassie Landgaard), 79:53; 3, JC, Warnes (Kirstine Adamson), 80:48.
Goalkeeper saves: DWU, Erika Carpenter 4-x—4, Kari Durham x-2—2; JC, Kayla Byle 10.
Records: Jamestown College 2-3-1.
Jamestown College 3, North Central University 0
North CentralUniversity 0 0 — 0
Jamestown College 1 2 — 3
1, JC, Kirstine Adamson (MaKenzie Wegner), 24:10.
2, JC, Kara Wahl, 57:42; 3, JC, Adamson (Gabrielle Lane), 78:16.
Goalkeeper saves: JC, Kayla Byle 2 (shutout).
Records: Jamestown College 1-3-1; North Central University 2-1.
Sun sports writer Michael Savaloja can be reached at (701) 952-8461 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org