The Jets soar high in Siler City.
In the 21st minute of Monday’s game, Francisco Ibarra redirected a free kick from Jonathan Campos, securing a 1-0 victory for Jordan-Matthews over Wallace-Rose Hill and advancing them to the fourth round of playoffs.
In 10 out of the last 13 matches, the team has not allowed any goals, but this is the first time they only scored one goal.
The matchup between two dominant eastern teams with a total of 32 wins prior to the game had a decisive outcome.
Although the home team had control of the ball for most of the game, they struggled to create scoring chances. Campos sent a free kick towards the goal, which Ibarra headed in for the only goal of the night.
The Jets’ defense stood out from there.
In the last 10 minutes of the match, Angelo Vera prevented any scoring and secured a tie. Shortly after, Juan Fernando Diego successfully defended against a potential goal by the Bulldogs.
The 2019 season for Wallace-Rose Hill ended with a record of 17 wins, 5 losses, and 2 ties. Out of their four regular season losses, three were against teams from higher classifications. However, the Bulldogs were able to defeat the top seed in the 2A division, Clinton, on September 6 during the playoffs.
Jordan-Matthews will be heading to the fourth round after being eliminated in the third round last year. The Jets have a record of 16-1-2 and will be playing at Franklin Academy on Thursday. This will be their first away game since October 18, and so far this season they have a 5-1-1 record in away matches.