Soccer teams go 1-2-1 in IowaThe Jamestown College men’s and women’s soccer team finished a doubleheader 1-2-1 in Iowa over the weekend.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown College men’s and women’s soccer team finished a doubleheader 1-2-1 in Iowa over the weekend.
The men suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ashford University on Friday, when the women were able to muscle out a 2-2 tie in overtime.
The squads played Mount Mercy on Sunday, and the men took advantage of early scoring to improve to 13-3 this season. However, the women dropped 1-0 decision to fall to 8-6-2.
Ashford 2, JC 1
Saturday’s loss to 22nd-ranked Ashford was a heartbreaker for the Jimmies.
Austin Dillard’s goal in the 79th minute broke the seal and put Jamestown College up 1-0 deep into the contest.
But the home team rallied, getting the benefit of a call late when a foul in the box led to a penalty kick for Lucas Almeida at 83:16 to tie it at 1-all.
Then approaching extra time, Almeida did it again, slipping one past Thomas Cooke for the game-winning goal with less than 70 seconds left in regulation.
Cooke finished with five saves. Jade Johnson assisted on Dillard’s goal. The Jimmies’ three losses this season are by a combined four goals.
JC 2, Mount Mercy 1
The Jimmies picked up the weekend split thanks to first-half goals from Jade Johnson and George Gauld that were assisted on by Dominic O’Conner and Jack Keeling, respectively.
The scores came with 3 minutes off each other, starting at the 39:05 mark of the first half.
Mount Mercy responded nearly 10 minutes into the second half with a goal from Veselin Karagyuarov on an assist by Juan Maffey. However, Mount Mercy was unable to get any closer.
Thomas Cook stopped three shots in the win, while Harrison Burgess also faced just three shots despite the loss.
JC 2, Ashford 2, 2 OT
The Jimmie women opened the season with three double overtime marathons, losing two and tying one.
They played another Saturday, but got out of it with a 2-2 draw.
The Jimmies scored first as Jolynn Warnes scored at the 33:20 mark.
Ashford got the next two, but the Jimmies got the equalizer in the 52nd minute from Nikki Martineau unassisted.
It stayed that way for more the next hour and ended it a 2-all tie.
According to the Ashford stat takers, the Jimmies scored on their only two shots on frame.
Meanwhile, JC keeper Kayla Byle was busy with 13 saves — 10 of them coming in the second half.
Mount Mercy 1, JC 0
The Jimmies were shutout for the third time this season, as Mount Mercy’s Maggie McMurrin pushed a goal past Jamestown College keeper Kayla Byle to lift her team to the win.
Bye finished with eight saves in the loss.
Mount Mercy’s Jerica Christensen had four saves in net.
Both teams head to Montana next weekend to finish the regular season with a pair of matches, taking on Great Falls Saturday and Rocky Mountain College Sunday.
Ashford 2, Jamestown College 1
Jamestown College 0 1 — 1
Ashford 0 2 — 2
1, JC, Austin Dillard (Jade Johnson), 78:24; 2, AU, Lucas Almeida (unassisted), 83:16; 3, AU, Almeida (Ricardo Cibils), 88:51.
Keeper saves: JC, Thomas Cooke 4-1—5. Ashford, Patrick Kinsella 1-3—4.
Jamestown College 2, Mount Mercy 1
Jamestown College 2 0 — 2
Mount Mercy 0 1 — 1
1, JC, Jade Johnson (Dominic O’Connor), 39:05; 2, JC, George Gauld (Jack Keeling), 41:51.
3, MM, Veselin Karagyuarov (Juan Maffey), 54:41.
Keeper saves: JC, Thomas Cooke 2-1—3; MM, Harrison Burgess 1-2—3.
Jamestown 2, Ashford University 2, 2 OT
Jamestown College 1 1 0 0 — 2
Ashford 1 1 0 0 — 2
1, JC, Jolynn Warnes (unassisted), 33:20; 2, AU, Alicia Tamburro (Halla Marinosdottir), 39:53.
3, AU, Chelsea Fisher (Marinosdottir), 48:34; 4, JC, Nikki Martineau (unassisted), 51:16.
Keeper saves: JC, Kayla Byle 2-8-1-2—13. Ashford, Jessica VanDyke 0-0-0-0—0.
Mount Mercy 1, Jamestown College 0
Jamestown College 0 0 — 0
Mount Mercy 1 0 — 1
1, MM, Maggie McMurrin (unassisted), 35:30.
Keeper saves: JC, Kayla Byle 3-5—8; MM, Jerica Christensen 3-1—4.