Jordan’s girls lacrosse team has been the surprise of its conference. After winning just one game in the previous three seasons combined, the Falcons are 6-6 and have a shot to make the playoffs.
The magic number has been 11 – every time Jordan has scored at least 11 goals, it has won. The first three wins of the season came by 11-10, 11-9 and 11-10 scores.
Lindy Charles scored the game-winner in all three of those, including one with five seconds left against Cary and in double overtime against Sanderson.
“I was freaking out and looking at the clock – 30 seconds left,” said Charles after the Cary game, in which Jordan once trailed 7-3. “I saw that Victoria (Manson), my teammate, had the ball, but my girl was really tight on me and I wasn’t sure if I was going to get the pass. Finally she moved up, got on Vic, I was wide open, asked for the pass – caught it thankfully – turned around and sprinted at the goal. I saw four girls coming at me, so I shot it blindly and it went in amazingly.”
The Falcons are fifth in the nine-team Conference 5, which features girls lacrosse-playing schools from the PAC-6 4A, Big 8 3A, Mid-State 2A and three Sandhills-area schools, and have five games left this season to improve the school’s best season yet.