JCC Men, Women Suffer Road Losses To Hudson Valley

TROY — Courtesy of three successful penalty kicks, Hudson Valley Community College handed Jamestown CC a 4-2 NJCAA Region 3 Division III soccer setback Friday.

The loss dropped the Jayhawks to 2-8-2 overall and 1-8 in Region 3 Division III.

Hudson Valley converted a pair of penalty kicks — one by Johnnie Ellis and the other by Benjamin Peay — to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Jackson Rybicki got Jamestown CC on the board off a direct kick by Scott Crowe with 37 minutes remaining, but Hudson Valley needed just two minutes to improve its lead to 3-1, courtesy of a goal by Ryan Ewell.

The Jayhawks narrowed the deficit to 3-2 when Tyler Pride found the back of the net on a header from Ray Amborski with 27 minutes left. The score stayed that way until Garrett Axtmana converted Hudson Valley CC’s third penalty kick of the game with 4:12 remaining.

Kevin Granads made seven saves for the winners. Nick Mole had nine stops for the Jayhawks.

Jamestown CC returns to action at 2 p.m. Sunday when it entertains Tompkins-Cortland CC.

WOMEN

MORRISON SCORES IN VAIN

TROY — Despite leading by a goal at halftime, Jamestown Community College fell victim to Hudson Valley surge in the second half and lost an NCAA Region 3, Division III women’s game, 3-1.

The Jayhawks (5-3, 7-3) led Hudson Valley CC (4-4, 3-4), 1-0, on a corner kick by Tayler Morrison at 35 minutes of the first half.

But Hudson Valley’s Sydney Burhe, Paige Bailey and Rachel Fisher found the back of the net after intermission to secure the victory.

Heidi Hoden made nine saves for the Jayhawks.

Jamestown CC entertains Tompkins-Cortland CC at noon Sunday.

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