Blue Jays Roundup: Soccer outscores Mandan
The Jamestown High School girls soccer and girls tennis teams were in action on Saturday, May 15.
The Blue Jays were facing a challenge Saturday at Rotary Field but they rose to the occasion.
The Jamestown High School girls soccer team defeated Mandan 2-1 to improve to 4-3-3 overall. The loss dropped Mandan to 8-3-0 overall but the Braves have still clinched a 2021 Class A state tournament berth.
"The team had a great first half and we capitalized on our opportunities," JHS head coach Brandi Harty said of her team's performance.
The Jays broke the seal in the eighth minute with Sophie McClean knocking in a corner kick with an assist from Sara Sletto. Haley Nelson doubled Jamestown's lead off an assist from Emma Hillerud 20 minutes later.
Mandan worked to capitalize on the 40 minutes following the 10-minute break.
Sydni Hoesel dribbled the ball through the line to put the ball in the net in the 49th minute to make it 2-1. The Blue Jays outshot Mandan 6-2.
"In the second half Mandan brought more pressure and we struggled with that," Harty said. "However, the ladies finished the game out and got the win. I am very proud of them. Now, we must prepare for our game on Monday against Legacy."
The Jays' tilt with Legacy is slated for 8 p.m. on Monday at the Sanford Sports Complex in Bismarck.
Jamestown 2, Mandan 1
MAN 0 1 -- 1
JHS 2 0 -- 2
1. JHS, Sophie McClean (Sara Sletto) 8th minute; 2. JHS, Haley Nelson (Emma Hillerud) 28th minute.
3. MAN, Sydni Hoesel (unassisted) 49th minute.
Shots on goal: Jamestown 6, Mandan 2
Saves: Jamestown, Leah Torres, 1; Mandan, Quinn Carter, 1.
Records: Jamestown 4-3-3, 4-3-3 WDA; Mandan 8-3-0, 8-3-0.
Olson powers through to place third at West Fargo Invite
Phoebe Olson put a long-grueling day to rest with a swing of her racquet.
The Jamestown High School junior at No. 1 spot holder on the Blue Jay tennis team defeated Lily Andrews of Fargo Davies 6-4, 6-3 in the third-place match of the No. 1 singles portion of the West Fargo Invite. Olson was the only Blue Jay in both the singles and doubles bracket to advance to the semifinals.
Olson lost 6-0, 6-0 to Mimi Gu of Sheyenne in the semis. Gu went on to win the tournament.
"She was pretty tired for the third-place match but found a way to grind out a win over a talented Davies player," JHS head coach Paul Olson said. "All of the girls played well today and we came out of this weekend trip feeling pretty good.
Edie Hegerle and Addison Marker picked up their first varsity win in the No. 3 doubles spot. After being down 3-7 against a team from Century, the duo came back to win in a tiebreaker.
The Blue Jays will be back in action on Tuesday against Bismarck St. Mary's. The dual is slated to begin at 4:15 p.m. at Tom O'Leary Tennis Courts in Bismarck.
Final results of the West Fargo Invite were unavailable.