Wale's OT winner gives Jimmies historic 4-3 win over Maryville

The teams both had four shots in the overtime period.

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University of Jamestown's Kelsey Amick (7) leads a parade of players past the bench after she scored the second goal for the Jimmies on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, during the inaugural home game of the women's hockey team.
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JAMESTOWN — For the first time in program history, the University of Jamestown has won a game. The Jimmies turned to Crystal Wale for the overtime winner to get a 4-3 win over Maryville University on Sunday, Oct. 9, at John L. Wilson Arena.

“Talk about a lot of firsts, we haven’t had a ton of practice time since we’re brand new so we haven’t ever worked on full ice three-on-three,” Jimmies head coach Amber Schaack said. “But I thought the girls adapted really well. They played really well, they possessed the puck, they did what they needed to do and they never gave up. So, definitely super proud of them.”

Midway through the first period, the Saints got a shot that was blocked away and the Jimmies’ Jaeda Clayton got sprung on a breakaway and ripped a wrist shot past Saints goalie Kaitlyn Caldrain to make it 1-0 with 16:22 to go in the opening period.

The second period was action-packed as there were a combined three goals. The Jimmies (1-2, 1-2) doubled their lead with 11:12 to go in the period when Kelsey Amick cleaned up a rebound in front to make it 2-0. Just over a minute later, the Saints (3-2-1, 2-2-1) cut into the lead when Illiana Argiropoulous roofed one glove side to make it 2-1. The Saints tied the game up when they took advantage of sustained zone pressure and Kyla Morris was there to make it 2-2 with 3:21 to go in the period.

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The Jimmies took the lead back with 16:10 to go in the third period when Bethany Wielgosh stood right on the doorstep and made it 3-2. The Saints tied it up when Emily O’Toole sent a cross-ice pass to Morris for her second of the day to tie the game up at three with 13:14 to go in the game.


The two teams traded quality chances in the overtime period with the Jimmies’ Rylee Gee getting in on a breakaway with 21.6 seconds to go but her shot was right into the chest of Saints goalie Sawyer Duncan. The ensuing faceoff was won by the Jimmies and Wale’s initial shot was saved but she was able to keep the pressure up and lift it over Duncan to make it 4-3.

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The University of Jamestown's women's hockey team had their home inaugural game on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in John L. Wilson Arena. The lady Jimmies defeated Maryville University in overtime for their first win.
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“Just that I don’t have to work hard anymore, that we finally got to take a break after that,” Wale said. “I don’t know just very happy and excited and our team really deserved that today.”

The Jimmies winning goalie was Lilah Drew who made 37 saves on 40 shots to get the team’s player of the game helmet.

“It means everything,” Drew said. “It’s awesome. I’m so happy about it. It’s a team win but I’m very happy about it.”

The Jimmies are back in action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, when they host Minot State University.

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University of Jamestown's Gaby Schroder (17) finds herself between Sophie Brennan (21) and Emma Gerwitz of Maryville University at Wilson Arena on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, during the inaugural home game of the women's hockey team.
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MU 3, UJ 4

MU: 0 2 1 0–3

UJ: 1 1 1 1–4


Scoring Plays:

First period:

UJ: Jaeda Clayton, 3:38

Second period:

UJ: Kelsey Amick, 8:48

MU: Illiana Argiropolous, 9:50

MU: Kyla Morris, 16:39

Third period:


UJ: Bethany Wielgosh, 3:50

MSU: Morris (2) (PP), 6:45


UJ: Crystal Wale, 4:48

Goalie matchup:

MU: Kaitlyn Cadrain: four saves on six shots, two goals allowed, Sawyer Duncan: 16 saves on 18 shots, two goals allowed

UJ: Lilah Drew: 37 saves on 40 shots, three goals allowed

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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