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Jimmies can't keep up in chippy 7-3 loss to Minot State

Gauthier's hat trick is the second hat trick in program history after Bethany Wielgosh did so on Nov. 6.

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University of Jamestown's Chloe Gauthier scores her second goal with this shot against Minot State on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at John L. Wilson Arena.
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JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown and Minot State University finished off a home-and-home series at John L. Wilson Arena on Saturday, Dec. 10. The No. 15-ranked Jimmies could not keep up in a 7-3 loss to the Beavers.

The Beavers (11-4-1, 11-4-1) opened the scoring with three goals in the first period to take a 3-0 lead. 85 seconds into the second period, the Jimmies’ Chloe Gauthier scored to cut the deficit to 3-1. At the 4:49 mark of the second period, the Beavers’ Megan Norris went to the box for checking. Eight seconds later, Gauthier scored her second of the day to cut the deficit to 3-2. The score would stay that way until the Beavers added two more in the second period to take a 5-2 lead.

Midway through the third period, the Jimmies (5-12, 2-11) cut it to a two-goal game again when Gauthier finished off a hat trick at the 7:13 mark of the third period. The Jimmies could not complete the comeback though as the Beavers tacked on two more to win 7-3.

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The Jimmies had a kill percentage of .421 in the win.

The game continued the trend of chippy games between the two rivals as the teams combined for 57 penalty minutes. The game saw three majors as the Beavers had all three including a 15-minute game disqualification for kicking on the Beavers’ Hannah Gray. On the advantages, the Jimmies went 2-for-9, while the Beavers went 1-for-2.

The Jimmies are now off until 12 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, when they host Adrian College.

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MSU 7, UJ 3

MSU: 3 2 2–7

UJ: 0 2 1–3

Scoring plays:

First period:

MSU: Megan Norris, 9:39

MSU: Sydney Spicer, 12:01

MSU: Spicer (2), 15:53

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Second period:

UJ: Chloe Gauthier, 1:25

UJ: Gauthier (2) (PP), 4:56

MSU: Gillian Gervin, 14:05

MSU: Jordan Kulbida (PP), 15:21

Third period:

UJ: Gauthier (3) (PP), 7:13

MSU: Aspen Cooper, 9:39

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MSU: Olivia Opheim, 14:50

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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