On an overcast Saturday morning game, the Skyline Eagles came out on top against the West Jordan Jaguars. From the beginning, Skyline dominated possession of the ball and outplayed West Jordan. Late in the game, West Jordan made a run, but it was too late to make up the deficit that the Eagles had created. Skyline defeated West Jordan 14-7.
“Today was all about coming and executing in all facets,” commented Skyline Head Coach Dan Schmidt. “We have been working really hard, making sure that we played our game. We had an up and down game today. I thought there were moments when we played really well. And then in the end things kind of took a nose dive. But, that is something we are working on.”
Early in the first quarter, Skyline scored their first two goals. West Jordan was able to answer back with one of their own. It seemed that this would end up a close game. However, the Eagles really began to set up their offense after being scored on. The first ended with Skyline up 4-1.
The Eagle’s streak continued in the second quarter. They really began to open up their offense and fire shots. On the other end of the field, the Jaguars were struggling to complete their clears and make passes on offense. They were held to just two shots in the quarter, simply because they had trouble catching the ball when setting up a play. This created more scoring opportunities for the Eagles who scored 6 goals in the quarter.
Skyline scored the first goal of the third quarter, the final goal of their 9 point streak. West Jordan was able to score their second goal of the game because they were stepping up their play on both ends of the field. The third ended with Skyline still up 11-2.
Early in the final quarter, the Eagles capitalized on two man-up situations, both goals scored by midfielder Lane Kadish and both assisted by midfielder Christopher Williams. Despite being down the entire game, West Jordan was not ready to give up. The final four goals of the game were owned by the Jaguars. Late in the fourth, West Jordan Attackman Nick Andersen scored a great goal off a rebound. Midfielder Andrew Harmon won the following face-off and quickly scored the final goal of the game.
Despite the late run, West Jordan was in too deep a hole to catch back up to the Eagles. Skyline won the contest by the score of 14-7.
Brothers Ian and Lane Kadish scored a total of 6 goals and 3 assists for the Eagles. Attackman Matt Hart scored 4 goals of his own, all in the third quarter.
“I am really proud of the way some of the starters played,” said Schmidt. “We got a lot of contribution from guys that we traditionally don’t get a ton of contribution from. Lane Kadish stepped up today. Colton Goates and Ian Kadish did a great job facing off and as always our defense is stellar.”
Skyline (8-3, 6-0) will next compete against Highland on April 17th. West Jordan matches up with (2-4, 2-4) East on April 16.