By Chris Larson
The Grand Forks KnightRiders rallied against Jamestown, but fell to the Blue Jays in overtime.
Katelin Petersen's goal at the 10:50 mark of the third period put the KnightRiders ahead 3-2, but Mary Belzer scored less than three minutes later on a goal that sent the KnightRiders and Blue Jays into an overtime period.
In the overtime, it was back and forth, but Jamestown's Kylie Mitchell smacked a puck as hard as she could, finding the back of the net and giving Jamestown a big win over the KnightRiders.
"Jamestown needed this game and they played like it," head coach Alex Hedlund said. "We had chances but couldn't capitalize."
Petersen got the scoring going at the 28 second mark of the first period, before Jamestown racked up two straight goals to give Jamestown the 2-1 lead going into the second period.
The second period was a defensive battle, but Grand Forks' Abby Schauer, in her first game back for the KnightRiders, scored at the 13:27 mark of the second to even the score.
Jamestown was outshot by the KnightRiders 45-24.
The KnightRiders drop to 8-7 in the statewide standings, with a 10-9 overall record.
They will face East Grand Forks Monday night in their final non-league game. Then, three straight home games in-league to end the regular season, heading into the State Tournament, which will be held in Fargo.