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Skyline’s Vendetta Wins at Jordan

Miklain HuntsmanThe Skyline Eagles came to Jordan with one thing on their mind: vendetta. In order to better understand the circumstances of this game it is important to know that Jordan has eliminated Skyline the past two years in a row from the first round of playoffs, something that the Eagles haven’t been able to get off their mind. Yesterday’s match-up would be just the opportunity the Eagles were looking for to get their revenge, and they did just that.
With dominance off of the draw to efficient scoring the Eagles looked primed for playoffs. They game started with Skyline gaining possession and scoring at will with Jordan superstar goalie Sasha Mckee sitting on the bench.
“We knew Sasha was out and wanted to shoot plenty of shots on their backup.” Coach Melissa Baucom said. Jordan never led the game and struggled throughout to gain any draw controls.
“We practiced the whole week on draws and draw control because when you win the draws you win the game,” Baucom said.
Skyline went into the half with a 6-2 lead and made sure that there would be no hope left for the Beetdiggers coming out of the half with utter dominance. Jordan struggled to score the whole night with a majority of their time being spent on defense thanks to the amazing draw controls of Annie Glenn and Anna Ferreira.
Skyline flourished in the midfield with their defensive pressure to stop any Jordan fast breaks. After only beating Jordan 9-6 in the Gathering of the Tribes Skyline’s game plan was to control the draw and shut down Jordan’s star player Whitney Sieverts. With an effective game plan, the Eagles executed flawlessly dominating in every aspect of the game. Miklain Huntsman had 5 goals for the Eagles with fellow teammate Annie Glenn had 3 goals. Skyline is now 3-1 on the season and moves on to face Juan Diego on Friday. Jordan is 1-2 on the season and faces formidable foe Park City next.
Thoughts on the Game:
The Eagles look good on both sides of the field. I do think that they struggle with consistent effort, at times looking bored when dominating Jordan. In order to get deeper in the playoffs than the past two years they need to put in a solid 50-minute effort every game regardless whom their opponent is.
Jordan: The Beetdiggers are feeling the growth spurts that we all thought they would this season. Coach Katie Lock needs to unite her squad and embrace the new players on this team. They rely too heavily on their goalie and Whitney Sieverts. With a bit of changes to their game plans this Jordan squad could make the playoffs but they need a lot of work to do so.

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