The University of Jamestown men's and women's golf teams got their season rolling Sunday at the team's home course.
Senior Tate Olson 2-over 70 led the field Sunday and helped the University of Jamestown men's golf team to the top of the leaderboard following the first round of the Jimmie Fall Invite at Jamestown Country Club. There are nine men's and five women's teams competing in this year's invite.
Olson's 70 is one shot ahead of Dickinson State's Hunter Myran, who finished at 1-over 71. Olson and Myran were the only two golfers in the 50-player field to shoot under par.
The UJ Orange team of Olson, Jackson Worner, Jake Huculak, Max Noffsinger and Benjamin Schaefer shot a 15-over 303 and hold an eight-shot advantage over North Central (Minn.) heading into the final round.
Worner is fourth overall at 3-over 75, Huculak and Noffsinger are tied for 11th at 7-over 79, and Schaefer is tied for 17th at 8-over 80.
Senior Treyton Forsman fired a 4-over 76 and is tied for fourth to lead the UJ Black team, which is also tied for fourth at 31-over 319 with Alexandria Tech. Tomas Garcia was tied for 17th at 8-over 80 while Carter Wells tied for 21st at 9-over 81. Freshman Gehrig Geiss was tied for 23rd at 10-over 82, and Carter Janssen tied for 35th at 13-over 85.
Bridger Hansen and Adam Nedens both competed individually for the Jimmies. Hansen, a freshman out of Wahpeton, was tied for 23rd at a 10-over-82. Nedens (90) and Jamestown native Jed Truax (91).
On the women's side UJ's orange team of Izzy Marchino, Faith Justesen, Jayme Carlson, Kyra Vogel and Haley Malone finished at 70-over 358, 32 shots in back of Minot State, and 10 shots ahead of third-place Dickinson State.
Marchino was the Jimmies' low-scorer with an 85 and sits in fourth place overall, followed by Justesen at 18-over 90 (T-8th), Carlson at 19-over 91 (T-11th), and Vogel at 20-over 92 (T-13th). Malone rounded out the Jimmie's top-5 with a 21-over 93.
The UJ Black team is in fifth place at 95-over 383 and only eight shots back of Valley City State University.
Competing as individuals, Ema Lee (92) and Lauryn Hibl (102) are tied for 13th and 24th. Anya Ross of Minot State had the top round Sunday, finishing at 6-over 78.
Day 2 stats were unavailable when the Jamestown Sun went to press.
Volleyball picks up two more sweeps over the weekend
The second-ranked University of Jamestown women's volleyball team posted two more victories Saturday, sweeping No. 25 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) College 25-19, 25-15 and 25-13 and Dickinson State University 25-12, 25-17, 25-13 at the Blue Hawk Classic. UJ will be at the Bellevue Labor Day Classic Sept. 3-4 with their first match being against Texas Wesleyan University at 3 p.m. on Sept. 3.
The Jimmies hit .452 in the second set and .424 in the final set to defeat #25 Rocky Mountain College in Saturday's first match. Despite hitting .062 in set one, the Jimmies held Rocky to -.026 hitting and overcame 10 attack errors.
Junior middle Jayla Ritter was nearly perfect, making just one error in 17 attack attempts and finished with 10 kills, hitting a team-high .529. Standout outside Anna Holen also had 10 kills while Corina Huff added nine to the Jimmies' team kill total.
Setters Jackie Meiklejohn and Megan Gaffaney combined for 42 assists. The two veteran setters were fed largely by Holen and her sister Ellie who combined for 32 digs. Ellie, a second-year varsity member, also accounted for three of the Jimmies' seven aces.
A couple of hours later, the Jimmies won for the 20th straight match against Dickinson State and are now 25-6 against the Blue Hawks dating back to the 2006 season. Ritter led the team with nine kills and hit .571 on 14 attempts. Holen accounted for six kills on the outside. The Blue Hawks also had trouble coming on the right side as Kalli Hegerle and Abby Seifert drilled 10 balls past the defense. Taylor Sabinash was the Jimmies' leading attacking hitting .833 and racking up five kills.
Gaffaney passed out 18 assists and Meiklejohn 16 as UJ outhit DSU .301 to .067. Ellie was once again a leading passer with 14 digs, while Jamestown native Hannah Schiele ended the match with nine.