The University of Jamestown men's soccer team nearly overcame a two-goal deficit in the second half Saturday at the UJ turf field.
But visiting NCAA Division III Concordia College, Minnesota, had other plans, receiving a game-winning goal by Brendan Koplin in the 96th minute as the Cobbers defeated the Jimmies 4-3 in overtime.
Concordia doubled up UJ 10-5 on shots on goal, leaping ahead 2-0 after 65 minutes. Jamestown rallied to level the score at 2-2 with second-half goals booted home by Eric Fairtlough and Aaron Pike, before tallies by Concordia's Telvin Vah (80th) and UJ's Henrik Romahn (84th) sent the match to an extra frame.
UJ will conclude the regular season Wednesday at Presentation College before traveling to face No. 25 Hastings College on April 10 in the quarterfinals of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament.
Concordia College (Minn.) 4, University of Jamestown 3 (OT)
CC 1 2 1 -- 4
UJ 0 3 0 -- 3
1. CC, Michael Matthews (Patrick Smith), 34th minute.
2. CC, Sondre Rygg (Matthews), 66th; 3. UJ, Eric Fairtlough, 68th; 4. UJ, Aaron Pike (Max Gross), 76h; 5. CC, Telvin Vah, 80th; 6. UJ, Hendrik Romahn, (Karl Gatiramu), 84th.
7, CC, Brendan Koplin, 96th.
Goalkeeper saves: CC, Noah Sahr 2. UJ, Alex Hamer 6.
Yellow cards: UJ, Valle 37. CC, Olivier 52nd, Matthews 70th, Aberle 78th, Rygg 83rd.
Records: Concordia 1-0. Jamestown 7-9.
Softball sweeps Saints
The University of Jamestown softball team swept a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games over College of Saint Mary on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.
UJ starting pitcher Kat Miska fanned 15 Saints in game 1, as the Jimmies rolled 10-2 in six innings. Center fielder Mariah Wick set the table for the Jimmies all game, batting 3-for-3 with a walk, three stolen bases and three runs scored.
First baseman Kassi Ward clubbed a double and pushed home three runs during a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Catcher Katie Reisdorfer also drove in a pair while batting 2-for-2.
UJ shortstop Morgan Geiszler brought the offense in game 2, clubbing both a home run and a double while driving in three during UJ's 12-4 victory.
Katie Merchant earned the win, tossing six innings and striking out one. Ward and Lorigan Steuben both posted a pair of hits and Wick stole another two bases and drove in a pair.
The Jimmies (21-7, 4-2 GPAC) are scheduled to host Valley City State on Wednesday (March 31) beginning at 3 p.m. at Trapper Field.
(RV) University of Jamestown 10, College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 2 (6 in.)
UJ 441 001 -- 10 11 0
SM 020 000 -- 2 6 2
Kat Miska and Katie Reisdorfer. Mickayla Larsen and Ashley Trendle. W-Miska. L-Larsen.
Highlights: UJ, Miska 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 15 SO; Mariah Wick 3-3, BB, 3 SB, 3 R; Kassi Ward 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R; Reisdorfer 2-4, 2 RBI.
(RV) University of Jamestown 12, College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 4
UJ 042 310 2 -- 12 12 0
SM 001 030 0 -- 4 8 4
Katie Merchant, Lucy Sinkkonen (7) and Megan Neiles. Abby Straight, Kendall Reed (5) and Alexis Howe. W-Merchant. L-Straight.
Highlights: UJ, Merchant 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO; Sinkkonen 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO; Morgan Geiszler 3-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R; Mariah Wick 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB; Kassi Ward 2-5, RBI; Lorigan Steuben 2-3, Jenna Remenar 1-1, 2B; Gracie Fisher 1-4, 2 RBI.