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Skyline Edges Jordan in Overtime on Senior Night

Skyline Girls LogoSkyline’s senior night was held in the Skyline High School football stadium and saw two teams battling for a playoff spot. Skyline needed a rebound after losing a close one to Brighton just three days earlier. Jordan, needed a win in order to get into the playoffs, a loss for the Beetdiggers meant their playoff hopes would be crushed. Jordan would be playing without all-star goalie Sasha Mckee, who had fallen ill just days prior. In an emotionally charged and hard fought game, Skyline got the victory 12-11 in sudden death.
The game started quickly for Skyline as they won the opening draw and was able to get a score early. Jordan responded with two of their own by Hailey Ashcroft and Kate LeSueur. Skyline’s Carly Cantarini fought hard to get one back to tie the game back up at two. The two teams swapped two more goals before Jordan lit the fire and went on a 3-0 run to close the half.
The second half started with Jordan’s defense coming up big, forcing Skyline turnovers. Whitney Sieverts was able to add to Jordan’s lead. Skyline was finally able to get a defensive stop and was able to add two goals and cut into the Beetdigger lead, making the score 7-5. After a great defensive stand, Jordan went on the offensive and Sieverts took the ball from end to end and scored another one for the Diggers, bringing their lead to 8-5. The Skyline seniors dug deep and were able to get goals by Cantarini and Catherine Snyder to bring the score within one, 8-7.
Both teams swapped goals once again to bring the score 9-8. With just 2 minutes left, Jordan was able to control the ball and went into their stall offense. The Eagles went into a very tough stall break defense and were able to cause a turnover. Susan Mckee was able to get an open shot and scored to tie the game with just over 30 seconds remaining.
Skyline won the ensuing draw but turned the ball over in the midfield. Jordan turned on the jets and flew down the field. The Beetdiggers moved the ball around and found the shot they wanted and scored at the buzzer. It seemed the Beetdiggers had won but the referees called off the goal, saying the score came after the buzzer, ending the game tied in regulation.
The first overtime started and Jordan was determined to end the game. They controlled all the draws in overtime and were able to get two goals by Mikayla Parker and Katie Bangerter. The first three minute period ended with Jordan up two.
Some of the Jordan sideline didn’t realize there were two halves to overtime and they stormed the field. Once the refs cleared the field, the second overtime started. The Skyline seniors were not going to let this game slip away, they fought hard and after great defensive stands, Madeline Osterloh was able to bring the Eagles within one.
Skyline won the next draw and was able to settle the ball on their offensive end. After a few seconds of motion offense, Annie Stevens found the back of the net to tie the game at 11. Skyline was able to get the next possession but a penalty on Skyline at the end of overtime would put the Eagles man down.
Girl’s lacrosse rules state that if two teams are still tied at the end of two, three minute overtime halves, the teams would play sudden death overtime. The first team to score in sudden death, wins the game.
Sudden death started with a draw, which was won by Skyline, they were able to bring the ball down the field but the stout Jordan defense forced a turnover. Jordan got the ball up the field and was able to get a shot off but the goal was waved off on a dangerous follow through call. That would be a yellow card and would result in a Skyline man up opportunity. Skyline was able to transition the ball nicely down the field. The Eagles were able to get the shot they wanted but were denied by Jordan back up goalie Morgan Hirschi. Hirschi cleared the ball and the Beetdiggers were able to get the ball back to other end. Jordan fired away from close range but Charlotte Romney came up big for the Eagles with a save of her own to end the first three minutes of sudden death.
The teams switched sides and began with a draw. Skyline was able to control the ball and transitioned down the field. Annie Soulier received a nice pass drove hard inside but a check in the sphere call set the Eagles up in a free position situation. On the whistle, Soulier took three steps and fired away. Hirschi dropped to her knees to try and save the low shot but the ball rolled in and ended the game 12-11 in favor of Skyline.
“I’m really proud of our girls for pushing all the way through,” said Skyline Head Coach Carson Chambers.
Romney had 10 saves for the Eagles, including a huge save in sudden death. Morgan Hirschi had 7 saves for the Beetdiggers. Skyline was lead by Madeline Osterloh with three goals and Jordan was lead by Whitney Sieverts with three.
Skyline will hope to build off this win as they travel to Park City next on April 29. Jordan will play Judge at home on the same day.

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