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Jordan Edges Viewmont, 11-8

Eliza Harmer Drives to Goal

The first half was as close as a game can get between the Jordan Beetdiggers and the Viewmont Vikings on Monday. The Beetdiggers used a strong second half to edge the Vikings and take home an 11-8 victory.
The first four goals of the game were scored from free-position opportunities. Jordan struck first with Eliza Harmer finding the back of the net. Viewmont answered when the Beetdiggers were called for a 3 second penalty and Rachel Smith stepped and put the Vikings on the board. Katie Bangerter finished a backhanded goal on her free-position shot to regain the lead for the Beetdiggers. Hailey Packer tied the game for the Vikings who then took the lead moments later. Jordan went on a two-goal run of its own when Shayla Burnside and Bangerter scored, giving Jordan a 4-3 lead at halftime.

Eliza Harmer Drives to Goal
Eliza Harmer Drives to Goal
The second half scoring started quickly when Viewmont was award the ball after the break due to a penalty on the last play of the first half. The Vikings wasted no time, driving it to the goal, dishing to Packer who found Emma Frampton wide open in front of goal. Frampton converted the opportunity to tie the game at 4. Jordan began to settle the ball which paid dividends. The Beetdiggers scored two goals for Viewmonts one goal on two separate occasions to give them an 8-6 lead. A three goal run late in the game sealed the win for Jordan despite two very late goals by Viewmont.
“We settled down and trusted our offensive scheme,” said Jordan Head Coach Chad Bode. “We spaced out and used our cutters the way a motion offense was designed. That was the biggest difference.”
Jordan had eight different players notching a point and went 10 of 21 for draw controls. Goalie Morgan Hirschi had 5 saves. Sophomore Paige Williams had 7 ground balls on defense and 3 caused turnovers.

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