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Jimmies get dramatic 7-6 overtime win over Minnesota-TC

The Jimmies' Crystal Wale has now scored two overtime winners in her career as a Jimmie.

Lilah Drew save
University of Jamestown goalie Lilah Drew makes a save in front of Adrian's Macy Piche (18) during the second period of the Jimmies 3-0 loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday, Jan. 8, at John L. Wilson Arena.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — As the University of Jamestown women’s hockey team’s inaugural season has gone along they have gotten better and figured out ways to beat teams that beat them earlier in the season. That trend continued when they got a 7-6 overtime win over the No. 15 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Ridder Arena.

The Jimmies (8-14, 5-12) opened the scoring at the 13:34 mark of the first period when Annika Braun made it 1-0. A few minutes later, the Jimmies’ Rylee Gee would double the lead when she took a pass from Bethany Wielgosh and made it 2-0 at the 8:10 mark of the second.

Early in the second period, the Gophers’ Katie Katzmarek scored to cut the deficit to 2-1. The Gophers’ Ashley Rost scored at the 9:34 mark of the second to tie the game up at two. The Gophers would score two goals in less than a minute to take a 4-2 lead. Late in the second, the Jimmies would get one back when Wielgosh snapped an 0-for-25 power-play skid for the team with a goal to cut the deficit to 4-3.

The Gophers appeared to put the game away with two goals early in the third to make it a 6-3 game but at the 13:27 mark of the period, the Gophers’ Caitlyn Leising got called for a slash. The Jimmies cut into the lead on the advantage when Samantha Mueller scored to make it a 6-4 game. The Jimmies appeared to be headed towards another loss but Katzmarek put the Jimmies on the power play at the 1:30 mark of the third and then the Gophers’ Isabella Parenteau got called for a holding at the 1:02 mark, putting the Jimmies on a 5-on-3 advantage.

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The Jimmies made the Gophers pay as with 48 seconds to go in the game, Braun potted her second of the day to cut the deficit to 6-5. With 24 seconds to go in the game and the Jimmies still on the advantage, the Jimmies’ Emma Strouse scored to tie the game up at six.

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The momentum carried over into the overtime as 19 seconds into the period, the Jimmies’ Crystal Wale scored to complete the dramatic comeback and give the Jimmies the 7-6 win.

The Jimmies are back in action at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, when they return home to face Minot State.

UJ 7, UM 6

UJ: 2 1 3 1–7

UM: 0 4 2 0–6

Scoring plays:

First period:

UJ: Annika Braun, 13:34

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UJ: Rylee Gee, 8:10

Second period:

UM: Katie Katzmarek, 14:29

UM: Ashley Rost, 9:34

UM: Liv Carlson (PP), 5:43

UM: Carlson (2), 5:25

UJ: Bethany Wielgosh (PP), 1:11

Third period:

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UM: Olivia Jones, 15:42

UM: Jones, 10:57

UJ: Samantha Mueller (PP), 8:19

UJ: Braun (2) (PP), 0:48

UJ: Emma Strouse (PP), 0:24

Overtime:

UJ: Crystal Wale, 4:41

Goalie matchup:

UJ: Lilah Drew: 18 saves on 24 shots, six goals allowed

UM: Annaliese Germundson: 25 saves on 32 shots, seven goals allowed

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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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