Blue Jays Roundup: Soccer going to 2023 State Tournament

The Jamestown High School soccer team topped Legacy 2-1 in the WDA state qualifying game on May 25.

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The Jamestown High School girls soccer team advanced to the 2023 State Tournament.
Contributed / Matt Mullally, WDA Executive Director

BISMARCK — For the first time since 2021, the Jamestown High School girls soccer team is going back to the Class A State Tournament — and they have an eighth grader to thank.

At the five-minute mark of the double overtime frame, eighth grader Briella Martin knocked in the game-winner to defeat fourth-ranked Bismarck Legacy 2-1.

Jamestown only managed four shots on goal while Legacy peppered the Blue Jays' net with eight total shots. Blue Jay goalkeeper Olivia Sorlie came up with seven saves.

With the win, the Jays earned the No. 4 seed out of the West Region. The tournament is scheduled to be held June 1-3 at Fargo Davies. Jamestown is set to face off against top-ranked Fargo Davies in the opening round of the tourney at noon.

Jamestown 2, Legacy 1 (2 OT)


JHS 1 0 0 (OT) 1 (OT) — 2

LEG 1 0 0 (OT) 0 (OT) — 1


First half: 1. LEG, Lila Healy (unassisted), 17th minute; 2. JHS, Sara Sletto (unassisted), 27th minute.

Second half: No scoring.

Overtime: 3. JHS, Briella Martin (unassisted), 5th minute.

Shots on goal: Legacy 8, Jamestown 4

Goalkeeper saves: Legacy, Ava Hanzal, 2; Jamestown, Olivia Sorlie, 7.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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