Jordan state bound after win over Northeast Early College

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 4/10/22

The Warriors were taken to the brink, having to battle all the way to penalties, but despite having no seniors on the team, they had nerves of steel and topped Northeast Early College 4-2 in penalties after the game ended tied at one.

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Jordan state bound after win over Northeast Early College

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A year of firsts for Jordan continued Saturday, as the Warriors clinched a spot in the state tournament in their very first year of varsity play.

The Warriors were taken to the brink, having to battle all the way to penalties, but despite having no seniors on the team, they had nerves of steel and topped Northeast Early College 4-2 in penalties after the game ended tied at one.

Jordan took the lead in the first half of the game, as Ryan Armijo latched on to a pass from Hani Taan in the 17th minute and buried the ball in the back of the net to give the Warriors confidence the rest of the way.

Northeastern continued to try to get back into things though and finally found the equalizer in the 65th minute when they got a header off of a corner kick.

Both teams had chances in overtime but weren’t able to convert, bringing things to penalties, where Armijo, Marelo Ojeda, Ben Bucic and Noah Betancourt all buried their attempts for the Warriors.

Elijah Betancourt had the pressure on him after the makes and came up with a huge save, clinching the Warriors spot in the state tournament.

Jordan moves on and will face Dripping Spring at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Georgetown, with a trip to the state finals on the line.

The Warriors head into the matchup confident and ready to go, but will be tested by a team with a 25-3 overall record. But don’t count Jordan out of anything, they’ve responded to that all season and will look to do so once again Thursday.

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