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Jamestown ends UGF’s winning streak

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The Jamestown men's soccer team continued its mastery of the University of Great Falls at Siebel Soccer Park, as the Jimmies defeated No. 23 UGF 1-0 in overtime in the NAIA Game of the Week.

Jamestown (12-1), hasn't lost to UGF in Great Falls since 2010. The Argos (12-2) saw their nine-game winning streak snapped and suffered their first home loss since falling 2-1 to Jamestown on Oct. 27, 2012.

“These are the fun ones,” said Jamestown coach Tommy Nienhaus, whose Jimmies forged a 1-1 tie at UGF last season. “They got us at home. We snuck one in there, and I'm pretty sure we're going to see them in the conference (tournament).”

Jamestown's Alex Maitland ended the stalemate as he buried a corner kick from Jacob Scotte-Hatherly in the 93rd minute.

“I'm proud of the guys' effort, but at the end of the day we've got to finish our chances,” UGF coach Paul Zazenski said. “They came away with a set piece and scored it. That's the way the game goes sometimes.”

Jamestown won its sixth straight since falling 2-0 at home to UGF on Sept. 14.

“The first time when they got us, we had not lost before,” Nienhaus said. “That was one of those losses that helped us refocus.”

The Argos hadn't lost since a 2-1 setback to Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) in August. There have been several close calls throughout the nine-game winning streak, but UGF had always found a way. That wasn't the case Saturday.

“You never want it to happen, but at the end of the day if it makes us better going forward, then great,” Zazenski said. “However, Jamestown does have our number on our home field. We just haven't figured out a way to beat them. Hopefully we get to see them again in the conference tournament and things change.”

Both teams had their chances in regulation on what proved a blustery day at Siebel. UGF outshot the Jimmies 8-7, but mustered just one shot in the second half and overtime combined.

“Usually most rivalries are one-sided,” Nienhaus said. “But both of these teams are having success. And it's nice to see that both teams are having success on a national scale.”

Steve Harris earned the shutout with three saves at goalkeeper for the Jimmies, who play at Rocky Mountain College Sunday at 2 p.m. Mountain time.

The Argos return to action next weekend with games on back-to-back days against Johnson and Wales, and Our Lady of the Lake in Denver, Colorado.

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