Arundel sophomore flash Kelly Jordan sparks 5-1 upset victory over Old Mill She has scored four goals, four assists in two games

September 13, 1996|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

Sophomore track standout Kelly Jordan continued to send shock waves throughout Anne Arundel County girls soccer circles last night in the second game of the season.

Arundel High's Jordan put on a scintillating exhibition of speed against defending county champion Old Mill, scoring one goal and handing out three assists to usher the Wildcats to a surprising 5-1 victory over the Patriots at Old Mill.

In two games for 14th-ranked Arundel (2-0), the flashy forward has racked up four goals and four assists.

She rocked Meade for three goals and one assist in a season-opening 7-1 win.

Jordan, a slender 5-foot-6 athlete and her teammates scored all their goals in the final 27 minutes of the game to wipe out a 1-0 lead for 11th-ranked Old Mill (1-2).

It was only the third varsity game ever for Jordan, who broke her leg in the season opener last year and never played another game in her freshman season.

Visiting Severna Park coach Joyce Stefancik took one look at Jordan last night and cringed a little. "She can fly and, to think, she'll be around three more years," said Stefancik, who was scouting the game.

The most spectacular play by HJrdan last night came on the third Arundel goal when she simply dashed past everybody on the field to catch up a leading pass by teammate Polly Williams and stuck the ball in the net against a helpless Megan Dasch, who was defending the Old Mill goal.

Less than two minutes before that third Arundel goal, Jordan hit Williams with a perfect cross for a score that gave Arundel a 2-1 lead with 6: 18 left in the game.

It was also a big evening for Williams, who had two goals and an assist in her second game ever at Arundel since transferring from Young Technocrats Math and Science Lab School in Washington, D.C.

Jordan also fed Williams for a 4-1 advantage with 2: 05 on the clock and Jill Jones wrapped up the Arundel explosioon a minute later with a score off a pass from Rhiannon Palatka.

The late Arundel assault negated a strong effort in the goal by Dasch, who made one outstanding ssave after another to preserve a 1-0 Old Mill lead that came on a Stephanie Hines goal off a rebound off a shot by Kristin English 15: 29 into the first half.

Pub Date: 9/13/96

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