Jimmies mount third-period comeback to win 5-3 over Minnesota-TC
The Jimmies went 1-for-3 on the power play.
JAMESTOWN — Early in the third period, the University of Jamestown went on a 5-on-3 kill, down 3-2. The Jimmies killed it off and proceeded to score three third-period goals to get a 5-3 win over the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on Sunday, Oct. 23, at John L. Wilson Arena.
“I think that’s at least the second or third time we’ve done that this year,” Jimmies head coach Amber Schaack said. “They do a really good job of that and the team definitely feeds off those big kills.”
The Gophers (2-1-1, 2-1-1) started the game on the front foot, with Liv Carlson opening the scoring as she sniped one in to make it 1-0 with 17:08 to go in the first period. The Jimmies responded later in the period though as Kennedy Hauser poked home a loose puck at the side of the net to tie the game up at one with 6:51 to go in the first period.
The Jimmies (2-6, 2-6) had a great chance to take the lead in the second period when Kelsey Amick took a shot that rang the crossbar and managed to bounce forward where the Gophers goalie Grace Nepper could save it. The Gophers took the lead when Carlson took a shot through traffic that found its way in to make it 2-1 with 10:07 to go in the second period. The Jimmies tied it up on another greasy goal as Annika Braun skated down the right side of the ice and took a shot five-hole that sat in between Nepper’s legs in the crease where Braun poked it in to make it 2-2 with 6:50 to go in the second period. The Gophers got another one though to go into the intermission up 3-2.
The first shot after the Jimmies went on the kill was saved by Jimmies’ goalie Lilah Drew, part of multiple saves she made on the advantage to keep the game where it was. In total, Drew stopped 12 shots in the third period.
“I think Bailey got me hyped before in the intermission,” Drew said. “It was awesome, she was just yelling but I think just getting prepared as a team. I got my hash browns again.”
After they killed it off, the Jimmies’ Cambree Martens picked up a loose puck and backhanded it in to tie the game up at three with 12:01 to go in the game. It was also her first collegiate goal. With 3:07 to go in the game, Martens got her second of the day when she pounced on a rebound in front to put the Jimmies ahead 4-3. The Jimmies Crystal Wale put the finishing touches on the win with a goal with 1:12 to go in the game.
“(The kill) got us really pumped up,” Martens said. “The bench was loud, everyone was banging their sticks on the boards, banging, cheering each other on and that’s a super good feeling.”
The Jimmies are back in action at 3:45 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 29, when they host Midland University.
UM 3, UJ 5
UM: 1 2 0–3
UJ: 1 1 3–5
UM: Liv Carlson, 2:55
UJ: Kennedy Hauser, 13:10
UM: Carlson (2) (PP), 9:53
UJ: Annika Braun, 13:10
UM: Erica Lieske, 15:12
UJ: Cambree Martens, 7:59
UJ: Martens (2) (PP), 16:13
UJ: Crystal Wale, 18:39
UM: Grace Nepper: 28 saves on 33 shots, five goals allowed
UJ: Lilah Drew: 32 saves on 35 shots, three goals allowed