Jimmies run wildThe first half of the season has been good to the Jamestown College men’s soccer team. The Jimmies played for the ninth time in their 18-match schedule on Wednesday, using a trio of goals from Dominic O’Connor to thrash Mount Marty (S.D.) 7-1 at the Jimmie Soccer Field.
By: By Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The first half of the season has been good to the Jamestown College men’s soccer team.
The Jimmies played for the ninth time in their 18-match schedule on Wednesday, using a trio of goals from Dominic O’Connor to thrash Mount Marty (S.D.) 7-1 at the Jimmie Soccer Field.
Undefeated Jamestown College (9-0) exploded for five goals in the second half including all three from O’Connor, who started the onslaught with a score in the first minute of the second half. His next two goals followed, completing the performance in a span of less than 16 minutes.
George Gauld, the Association of Independent Institution’s athlete of the week, scored at the 64:43 mark. Mount Marty came back with its only goal when Ludwin Arana found the back of the net, but Calen Roberts for Jamestown College answered that 2 minutes later with his own score. O’Connor assisted.
Jamestown’s Austin Dillard slipped a kick by both a Mount Marty defender and goalkeeper Oscar Martinez-Mojica in the first half to give the Jimmies an early lead.
Jack Keeling, who assisted on the first goal, dribbled around a diving Martinez-Mojica and calmly kicked in the match’s second score, as the Jimmies took a 2-0 lead into the break.
It was a quiet day for Jimmie goalkeeper Thomas Cooke, who stopped three shots in the win despite allowing a late goal. JC coach Philip Bohn could not be reached for comment.
Jamestown College plays host to Bethel University (Minn.) on Wednesday.
Jamestown 7, Mount Marty (S.D.) 1
MM 0 1 — 1
JC 2 5 — 7
1, JC, Austin Dillard (Jack Keeling), 7:46. 2, JC, Keeling (Jonathon Lodge), 21:56.
3, JC, Dominic O’Connor (unassisted), 45:43. 4, JC, O’Connor (Jack Humphries), 53:17. 5, JC, O’Connor (Lodge), 61:28. 6, JC, George Gauld (Humphries), 64:43. 7, MM, Ludwin Arana (Josh Koch), 69:30. 8, JC, Calen Roberts (O’Connor), 71:05.
Goalkeeper saves — MM, Oscar Martinez-Mojica 5. JC, Thomas Cooke 3.
Sun sports writer Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at email@example.com