Jimmies get historic 2-0 shutout win over Lindenwood
The Jimmies outshot the Lions 35-26 in the win.
JAMESTOWN — For the first time in program history, the University of Jamestown has shut a team out. The Jimmies got a 2-0 win over Lindenwood University behind 26 saves from goalie Lilah Drew.
“I haven’t had a shutout in so long but it’s just awesome to get the first one, especially at home,” Drew said. “So, it means a lot, it’s really fun…I’m so pumped right now, my dad and my brother are here I’m very glad about that, that they got to see it.”
The Jimmies (9-18, 6-16) outshot the Lions 12-7 in the first period but neither team could score. Both teams also had power play chances but neither could score on the advantage. The Jimmies had two quality scoring chances in the first period.
The Jimmies found the back of the net midway through the second period when Emma Strouse got in on a breakaway and slotted one home past Lions’ goalie Emily McDonald’s stick side to make it 1-0 with 5:09 to go. The goal ended an approximately 180-minute goalless drought for the Jimmies. The Jimmies kept the pressure up from there outshooting the Lions 14-4.
The Lions (5-16-1, 4-11-1) pushed for the equalizer in the third period, outshooting the Jimmies 15-9. The Lions had a shot midway through the third that forced Drew to go into a split to keep it out. The Lions' best chance of the afternoon came with 2:12 to go in the game when the Lions’ Risa Shatford got in on goal and rang the crossbar. The Jimmies put the game away when Jaeda Clayton scored into the empty net to make it 2-0.
The Lions had a huge potential momentum shift opportunity midway through the third period when they had a 5-on-3 but the Jimmies managed to kill it off.
“That was huge,” Jimmies head coach Amber Schaack said. “Our penalty kill hasn’t been great so just being able to be 100% today and especially with a 5-on-3, the girls played it well, they stayed calm, they stayed contained. So, definitely was a big boost for us too.”
The Jimmies' power play continued to struggle as they have now gone 1-28 over the last five games.
The Jimmies are back in action on Feb. 24, when they face either Midland or Minot State.
LU 0, UJ 2
LU: 0 0 0–0
UJ: 0 1 1–2
UJ: Emma Strouse, 14:51
UJ: Jaeda Clayton, 19:22
LU: Emily Mcdonald: 33 saves on 34 shots, one goal allowed
UJ: Lilah Drew: 26 saves on 26 shots, no goals allowed