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Beetdiggers Stave Off Silverwolves, Improve to 5-3 Overall

The Jordan girls lacrosse team beat Riverton on Tuesday afternoon, 8-7, in a close game from end to end. Nothing less was expected since the two teams were ranked No. 8 and No. 9 according to LaxPower and the ULN Coaches Poll.
Riverton eased into their offense early which led to the games first goal, a stunner by Alisha Fullmer. Jordan found their groove and notched two goals in succession when Katie Bangerter and Eliza Harmer ripped twine. The Silverwolves were in it to please the home fans and tied the game at 2 when Shaniah Fuller found the back of the net. Not be out down by sister Alisha, Samantha Fullmer scored next for Riverton to give the Silverwolves the lead late in the first half.
Jordan would score back-to-back goals, both by Emme Laro. Riverton wouldn’t go into the break without a fight which led to Alisha Fullmer taking it to the cage and scoring, making the score 4-4 at halftime.
Harmer would open the scoring in the second half when she cut down the side and found space for the goal. Alisha Fullmer earned a hat-trick minutes later with another dashing and driving goal. Jordan regained the lead when Taylour Thompson converted a free-position opportunity. Fullmer continued to pick apart the Jordan defense, notching another goal after a great spin move led her one-on-one with the goal. Fullmer, who leads Riverton in goals this season, wasted no time, shooting quickly for the goal.
Harmer converted a free-position opportunity then minutes later, face dodged down the center of the field finding space and scoring. Riverton pulled back a goal with under two minutes to go when Fuller drove from the wing, beating her defender and scoring. Riverton would have another chance to tie the game, but a huge save and great Beetdigger defense clinched the win.
“We just had to settle down,” said Jordan Head Coach Chad Bode. “We knew they were watching ‘Doty’ and I told her if she just changed her speed, it would create space and she would find her shot. She started listening in the second half which led to her goals.”
Jordan controlled 10 draws but the stat of the game was 4 second half saves, 5 total, for Jordan Goalie Morgan Hirschi which came at key times, giving Jordan the momentum when they needed it.
The Beetdiggers are coming off a 9-8 OT win over Copper Hills and are 5-3 on the season. With four games remaining, it’s crucial for the Beetdiggers to stay focused heading into May.
“I’m telling my team to just finish,” said Bode. “One game at a time. We’ve been in some really close games. Seems like anyone can beat anyone this year.”
Jordan will face Woods Cross on Friday. Riverton will host Skyline on Thursday.

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