Wakefield gets past Jordan, 3-1
Posted September 14
Raleigh, N.C. — Wakefield ended its two-game slide on Wednesday evening, defeating the visiting Jordan Falcons, 3-1.
“These are the type of games that we need to go out and win more handedly,” said Wakefield head coach CJ Komons. “Our biggest problem has been starting matches well and staying consistent for 80 minutes.
“Today we showed the same thing. We started well today, but for 80 minutes it was just not at the level that we needed to keep it.”
Sophomore John Alexander got the Wolverines on the board in the 8th minute with a rudimentary shot on goal that slipped right through the Jordan goalkeeper and into the net.
Jordan junior Sam Loyack nearly scored the equalizer for the Falcons in the 34th minute on a shot from 20-yards out that beat the Wolverine keeper, but the ball struck the right post and dribbled out of play.
Both sides had several quality chances near the end of the half, but the Wolverines carried a one-goal lead into halftime.
Despite a heavy dose of Jordan’s offensive attack to open the latter half, it was Wakefield that scored the second goal of the match.
Senior Harry Wathington dribbled nearly an entire half of the pitch, fighting off several Falcon defenders, and eventually put the ball in the back of the net to give Wakefield a two-goal lead in the 58th minute.
Jordan nixed the shutout in the 67th minute with a goal off the foot of senior Juan Vico to cut the Falcons’ deficit to one goal.
But five minutes later, Wakefield shut the door on a Jordan comeback.
Wolverine senior Matthew Ellington finished a corner kick with a header that beat the Jordan keeper to put the game on ice.
Komons was pleased with the way the Wolverines responded after Jordan’s goal, but said he expects more out of his squad if its to accomplish its goals.
“We reacted really well, and I thought we played really well overall today,” Komons said. “But if we want to go and do bigger things, we need to win games like this easily.”
Wakefield (4-6-1) returns to action Friday at 6 p.m. with a tilt against Woods Charter. Jordan (3-3-1) will hit the pitch Thursday in Durham against Apex at 6:30 p.m.