Seven second-half goals propel Jordan past Manchester

April 20, 2012 

Jordan (12-1, 5-0) used seven second-half goals, including three from Undrea Thomas, to fly past Manchester 7-0 Friday to win its second straight Region 5-AA win.

"I'm so proud of our girls tonight," said first-year head coach Jon Wojciechowski. "(The) First half was frustrating to watch because we did not have many opportunities, but we really came to play in the second half."

Manchester controlled the pace of the game for the majority of the first half holding half, holding a an 11-5 shot advantage over the home-standing Red Jackets.

Heather Owens had a couple of opportunities early on in the game to put the Blue Devils ahead but was denied each time. In the 11th minute, Owens took a free kick from about 25 yards out that looked to be heading for the back of the net but net, but Tiouana Griggs was there for the save. Just 2 minutes later, Owens seemed to have a golden opportunity for a dangerous shot but shot, but good defense by Jordan allowed for a goal kick.

Jordan finally recorded their its first shot in the 15th minute as Thomas broke away from the Manchester defense but defense, but her shot went wide of the goal.

Manchester had one last chance to get ahead in the first half as.

Sierra Bell to took a shot that was deflected by a defender that and went straight to Connor Bell. Bell , whose would then take a shot from about 30 yards out that just went over the crossbar.

The scoring started early for Jordan in the second half as the Red Jackets hit the back of the net four times before the 15th minute. In the third minute, a failed clearance by Manchester gave the ball to LaToya Alston, who passed the ball to Thomas. Thomas raced past the defenders and scored from just outside the box.

Megan Wojciechowski scored the second goal of the game in the fifth minute on a free kick that snuck past the left post.

She added a second in the 20th minute on another kick from just outside of the penalty box.

Alston got in the scoring parade in the seventh minute as she took a pass from Thomas and juked two defenders, including the goalie, and finished the goal off with the easy tap in.

Luck was on Jordan's side in the 14th minute, when Thomas' shot was deflected by a defender, however the ball rolled past the diving goalie. Thomas closed the scoring in the 27th minute with her third goal of the night.

Friday at Woodruff Farm RoadSoccer Complex

Goals--Jordan: Undrea Thomas 3, LaToya Alston 2, Megan Wojciechowski 2. Assists--Jordan: Thomas, Alston, Jackie Brito. Goalies--Jordan: Tiouana Griggs 5; Manchester: Taylor Brown 3.

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