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Justine Jones’s Penalty Kick Leads Golden Eagles Women’s Soccer Team to First NSIC Win
October 5, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.)- Justine Jones (Jr, Mid/Fwd, Richland, Wash.) scored a goal on a penalty kick with 47 seconds remaining in the second overtime as the University of Minnesota, Crookston defeated Concordia University-St. Paul 2-1 today in Crookston, Minn. The win was the first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) victory of the season for the Golden Eagles.


U of M, Crookston opened the scoring at 38:43 of the game when Kelsey Palmer (So, Fwd, Crookston, Minn.) scored an unassisted goal to put the Golden Eagles up 1-0. The Golden Bears countered to send the game into overtime at 80:18 when Emily Weimelt scored off an assist from Savannah Nolen. The first overtime stanza was scoreless. The second appeared headed for the same result until Concordia University-St. Paul was called for an intentional hand-ball in the box with just 47 seconds remaining. Jones proceeded to score the game winner off a penalty kick just seconds later. Anna Ogaard (So, GK, Maple Grove, Minn.) was solid in net recording eight saves.


The Golden Bears drop to 5-8-0 overall and 2-4-0 in the NSIC. The Golden Eagles improve to 2-8-1 overall and 1-5-0 in the NSIC.


The University of Minnesota, Crookston will return to NSIC action on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 when they travel to the University of Mary and Northern State University respectively. Saturday’s game will start at 11 a.m. while

Sunday’s will get underway at 1 p.m.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics Web site at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).