Jimmies suffer late collapse in 3-2 loss at Doane

The Jimmies are now winless in their last seven games.

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University of Jamestown's Frankie Parkinson (19) controls the ball with incoming pressure from Zach Wall (3) of Rocky Mountain College on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at the UJ Turf Complex.
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CRETE, NEB. — The University of Jamestown appeared to be heading towards a return to the win column at Doane University. However, the Tigers had other ideas mounting a late comeback to win 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 24.

After the teams had chances go wide through the first 20 minutes of the game, the Jimmies (2-7-1, 0-3-1) won a free kick with 24:34 to go in the first half and Frankie Parkison sent the shot from 19 yards out towards the upper right-hand corner but it was pushed out of bounds by the Tigers (2-8, 2-1) goalie Hunter Pitt. The ensuing corner was played in and while it was bouncing around the box the Jimmies’ Austin Shafer got taken down and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Shafer stepped up and calmly slotted it home to give the Jimmies the 1-0 lead.

The score would stay that way until there was 35:07 to go in the second half when a Jimmie sent the ball up the field to a wide-open Shafer after his defender overcommitted forward. Shafer responded by turning on the jets, dancing past one defender and the goalie, and putting it into the wide-open net to push the Jimmies' lead out to 2-0.

The Jimmies appeared to be locking down defensively until there were 16 minutes left in the game and the Tigers’ Jesus Maganda sent a cross into the box that Jimmies goalie Jort Ruijssenaars let slip through him and go in to make it a 2-1 game. The Jimmies had multiple chances to put the game away in the last 10 minutes but they were all turned away by Pitt.

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The Tigers won a throw-in with 5:24 to go in the game and it glanced off a head in the box and into the far corner to tie the match up at two. The wheels fell off the metaphorical bus for the Jimmies moments later when the Tigers got into the box and Cesar Gonzalez got tripped up as he attempted to go past the Jimmies’ Caden Williamson. The referee immediately signaled for a penalty and the Tigers’ Brody Muller stepped up to the spot and sent the ball into the lower right-hand corner to push the Tigers out in front 3-2.


The Jimmies are back in action at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, when they host Northwestern.

UJ 2, DU 3

UJ: 1 1-2

DU: 0 3–3

Scoring plays:

First half:

UJ: Austin Shafer (PK), 21:13

Second half:


UJ: Shafer, 54:51

DU: Jesus Maganda, 73:53

DU: Garrett Scheet, 84:43

DU: Brody Mueller (PK), 85:03

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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