Jayhawks Come Up Short Against Defending National Champions

BINGHAMTON — Jamestown Community College put up a fight and tied the game early in the second half, but ultimately lost to Broome CC, 4-2, in NJCAA Region 3 Division III women’s soccer Saturday.

The defending Division III national champions took a 2-0 lead in the first half on a penalty kick from Marissa Michitti in the 25th minute followed by Nicole Madison’s goal from Jordan McGinnis three minutes later.

After halftime, the Jayhawks (7-8-0, 5-8-0) stormed back as Sarah Russin scored her first goal of the season from Alexa Dix in the 50th minute and Annalise Boyer scored her third of the season from Tayler Morrison five minutes later.

But Jamestown CC could not build from there, giving up an unassisted goal to Allison O’Shea just four minutes later.

“We gave up the go-ahead goal. We just didn’t play as tight,” Jamestown CC coach Dana Shelters said. “We thought we’d get another one right away, and we ended up giving up a break back the other way.”

McGinnis put the game away in the 80th minute with an assist from Madison.

“We had our opportunities, we just didn’t find the back of the net when we needed to,” Shelters said.

Paige Finch made 10 saves for Broome CC (8-5-1, 6-5-1) while Rebecca Butcher made eight saves for Jamestown CC, which returns to action today at noon against Jefferson CC at the Physical Education Complex.