CORNING — Katrina Garrand’s blast with 4:48 remaining in the second half lifted the Clinton Community College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Jamestown Community College Saturday.
The Cougars faced an early deficit when Jamestown’s Jillian Slawiak fired a direct kick into the back of the net to put the Jaguars on top 1-0.
Head coach Donna Dixon said the early marker sparked an eventual rally.
“That first goal really woke us up,” Dixon said. “Despite controlling possession for about 70 percent of the half, we let one get away from us.”
Ashley Davidson opened second-half scoring and tied the game at one goal a piece following a corner kick that featured back-to-back passes from Raquel Fowler and Kaila McGowan, who were credited with the assists.
Then, Garrand received a Kiley Wilkins pass and slammed in what proved to be the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining.
“They moved their backs up and we countered by really pushing the ball aggressively,” Dixon said. “It was a great pass from Wilkins. Garrand remained composed and collected the pass.”
Emily Schultz was credited with the win between the pipes for Clinton with 12 shots turned away.
“They’re one of the top five teams in our region and we got off a six and a half hour bus ride ready to play,” Dixon said. “It showed our true character.”
The Cougars will face Corning Community College tomorrow morning with kickoff slated for 11 a.m.
Clinton 2, Jamestown 1
Clinton 0 2 — 2
Jamestown 1 0 — 1
1, JCC, Slawiak, 42:00.
2, CCC, Davidson (Fowler, McGowan), 4:00. 3, CCC, Garrand (Wilkins), 40:12.
Clinton 18, Jamestown 13.
Saves: Schultz, CCC, 12. Peleszewski, JCC,
Jamestown 3, Clinton 2
CORNING — The Cougars (3-3) couldn’t hold an early 2-0 lead and fell to the Jaguars on Blake Barker’s second goal of the game.
Jordan Knight tallied goals at 6:50 and 16:30 of the first half to give Clinton a 2-0 advantage. Keon Jahanbakhsh assisted on the first goal and Kaleb Snide on the second.
Barker cut Jamestown’s deficit in half at 30:23 of the first and the Jaguars were then recipients of an own goal 19 seconds later that deflected off a Clinton defender and into the net.
It remained 2-all until Barker’s game-winning goal with 11:17 gone in the second half.
“He (Barker) beat a defender one-on-one and then sent a shot from an angle from about 20 yards out into the side netting before our sweeper was able to get to him,” said Clinton coach Zac Eppler. “Our goalie didn’t have much of a chance to stop it.”
Jamestown finished with a 6-5 advantage in shots and both goalies — Jamestown’s Ben Morgan and Clinton’s Travis Agoney — made three saves.
“It was a tough loss especially going out ahead,” said Eppler. “We need to mark better on defense. We got off to a 2-0 start and then kind of got flat-footed.
“We played well the last 25 minutes of the game and took the play to them. That was nice to see. But we have to play like that for 90 minutes.”
The Cougars play Corning C.C. today at 1 p.m.
Jamestown 3, Clinton 2
Clinton 2 0 — 2
Jamestown 2 1 — 3
1, CCC, Knight (Jahanbakhsh), 6:50. 2, CCC, Knight (Snide), 16:30. 3, JCC. Barker, 30:23. 4, JCC, own goal, 30:42.
5, JCC, Barker, 11;17.
Jamestown C.C. 6, Clinton C.C. 5.
Saves: Morgan, JCC, 3. Agoney, CCC, 3.