JAMESTOWN-- Despite a pair of tough overtime losses to top-25 ranked teams, the Jimmie women's soccer team has caught the notice of the national raters, moving up to the first team receiving votes in the poll, which technically makes them the No. 26 team in the NAIA.
Following a six-game road swing after opening the 2017 season with a home win against Northwestern (Iowa), UJ returns home to face Dordt (Iowa) College at 12:00 p.m. on the Jimmie Turf Field.
Those with UJ IDs can enter through the Foss Wellness Center, then proceed through the Larson Sports Center and out the glass doors to the field, or fans can park in the Harold Newman Arena lot and use the sidewalk to access the facility.
Jamestown (4-2-1) opened the season with a five-match unbeaten streak before suffering overtime losses to No. 3 Benedictine (Kan.) and 14th-ranked Hastings (Neb.) last weekend.
Dordt (3-2) dropped its opening match 2-1 to Viterbo (Wis.) on September 1, but rattled off three straight wins while outscoring the opposition 12-1. The Defenders were beaten by Johnson and Wales (Colo.) in Denver last Saturday by a 4-3 score.
The Jimmies and Defenders have met seven times previously. including each of the last five years. Dordt has won the last three contests and holds a 5-2 series lead.
Saturday's match will be live streamed by Jimmie Athletics at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/jamestown along with live stats.
Sunday Jamestown is back on the road, this time at Mitchell, S.D., to take on the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers. The Tigers are 4-2 this season but have lost their last two outings. In nine meetings dating back to 2008, the Jimmies are 5-3-1 against DWU, winning five straight and drawing the match prior to build a six-game unbeaten streak against the future Great Plains Athletic Conference foe.
Video and live stats of the 3:00 p.m. Sunday kickoff will be available at http://dwuathletics.com/links/r55934.