UJ Roundup: Jimmies men's hockey win big, cross country struggle

Nov. 6—JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown outshot Northern Illinois University 81-7 and the scoreline properly indicated that as the Jimmies got an 8-0 win over the Huskies on Saturday, Nov. 5, at John L. Wilson Arena.

In the last two periods, the Jimmies (6-4, 6-0) outshot the Huskies 56-4. The Jimmies were led by a hat trick from Jake Huculak, who also had an assist for a three point day. The other Jimmies with multi-point days were Logan Berggren with one goal and one assist for two points, Brad Fortin with two assists for two points, and Reid Wilson with one goal and two assists for three points.

In net, the Jimmies' Brandon Weare stopped all seven shots he faced. On the other side, the Huskies' Ben Vutci saved 73 of the 81 shots he faced.

NIU 0, UJ 8

NIU: 0 0 0 — 0

UJ: 4 1 3 — 8

Scoring plays:

First period:

UJ: Jake Huculak, 11:24

UJ: Jordan Baranesky, 15:13

UJ: Keaton Cline, 16:32

UJ: Huculak (PP) (2), 19:40

Second period:

UJ: Huculak (SH) (3), 11:10

Third period:

UJ: Justin Dumont, 0:19

UJ: Reid Wilson, 8:09

UJ: Logan Berggren, 10:18

The University of Jamestown hosted the GPAC Cross Country Championships at the Parkhurst Recreation Area. Both the Jimmies men's and women's teams finished in 10th place in the event.

The first event of the day was the Women's 5k race with the highest finishing Jimmie being freshman Keely Arnston who finished in 31st in the event with a time of 20:32.98. For the first time this season, the Jimmies women had five runners participating with the second-highest Jimmies finisher being Paige Erbstoesser who finished in 47th with a time of 21:09.70. As a team, the Jimmies women had a score of 285.

The Jimmies men finished with a score of 262, with six runners participating. The Jimmies' highest finisher was sophomore Drew Hjelmstad who finished in 50th with a time of 28:33.45. The next highest finishing Jimmies men's runner was freshman Landon Thompson who finished with a time of 28:54.17, good for 54th. Which was slightly ahead of his teammate senior David Martin who finished in 28:55.05, good for 55th.

Top Five Men's team Finishes:

1. Dordt University

2. Concordia University (Neb.)

3. Dakota Wesleyan

4. Doane University

5. Northwestern (Iowa)

Jimmies men's finishes:

50. Drew Hjelmstad: 28:33.45

54. Landon Thompson: 28:54.17

55. David Martin: 28.55.05

59. Micah Hoke: 29:14.72

78. Corbin Cornelius: 31:10.45

79. Amaru Comby: 31.41.01

Top Five Women's team finishes:

1. Dordt

2. Hastings College

3. Concordia (Neb.)

4. Northwestern (Iowa)

5. Morningside

Jimmies women's finishes:

31. Keely Arnston: 20:32.98

47. Paige Erbstoesser: 21:09.70

81. Jennifer Tallackson: 23:31.45

90. Anni Steier: 25:16.42

92. Kristina Brossart: 28:45.17

The University of Jamestown women's swimming and diving team fell just short to the University of Minnesota-Morris in their first meet in almost a month. The Jimmies fell 118-112 to the Cougars on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Jamestown High School.

The first event of the day was the 200-yard medley relay with the Jimmies A team made up of Courtnay Kiecker, Emma Pickrel, Sulinke Vandenberg, and Laurel Knox with a time of 2:00.04. The Jimmies' next first-place finish came from Knok in the 200-yard freestyle race with a time of 2:04.67. The Jimmies turned to Vandenberg for the next win as she won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:17.43.

In total, the Jimmies had seven first place finishes.

The Jimmies are back in action at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, against Minnesota State University and Concordia.

Team finishes:

1. Minnesota-Morris: 118

2. University of Jamestown: 112