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Woods Cross Tames Jaguars in D-II SLC Match-up

Woods Cross West JordanOn a gorgeous Wednesday night, two Salt Lake conference teams, West Jordan and Woods Cross came in fighting for playoff position. Early in the game however, it was clear that Woods Cross would run away with this one and ended with a 19-5 win.
The first quarter saw Woods Cross playing a tenacious ride. The defense caused multiple turnovers to help their offense jump out to a four goal lead before West Jordan could have a good possession of their own. They finally got on the board with the game at a 4-1 Woods Cross advantage. Woods Cross would go back to their suffocating rides with a three goal run to extend their lead to 7-1. West Jordan would get a goal just seconds before the end of the quarter however to bring the game back a little and give West Jordan some momentum going into the second quarter.
Coming out of the quarter break, West Jordan would play with more energy as they tallied the first goal of the quarter to make the game 7-3, but after a time out Woods Cross would come out and control the time of possession for the rest of the quarter thanks to their domination at the faceoff (10/15), speed, and aggressiveness that fueled another three goal run by the Wildcats to end the half with the commanding 10-3 lead.
It was plain to see that out of half with a sizable lead, the Woods Cross Wildcats were really working on improving their set plays as they took timely possessions in the third quarter. The first goal of the half came when Woods Cross caused another turnover on a ride and Paul Evans took the ground ball and drove to the net for the goal. West Jordan would answer with a goal of their own about two minutes later to bring the game back to an 11-4 Woods Cross advantage. Despite the better quarter by West Jordan, Woods Cross would end the quarter with a comfortable lead at 14-5.
The fourth quarter was dominated by Woods Cross as they milked the clock with lengthy possessions that was helped by their dominance on the on the small things like ground balls, faceoff wins, and suffocating rides that would lead the Wildcats to a 19-5 win to put themselves into a comfortable third place in the Salt lake Conference with East still left on their schedule which could move them up even higher in the standings.
After the game Woods Cross Head Coach Drew Shumway said, “I thought when we were focused and hustling I liked our performance. Coming out of halftime, we really focused on what we wanted to do and decided to forget about the score board and go out and work on how we wanted to do things and I thought we did very well.”
Woods Cross will look to build off this win when the play at home against West on Friday. West Jordan will look to get a win when Desert Hills travels up to Salt Lake City to face off against them on Saturday.

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  1. WX Stadium is one of the most beautiful stadiums to play in. Congrats on the big win. Best of luck the rest of the way.

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