Sparked by two first-half goals by Tobias Gangsto, Jordan took an early 3-0 lead Wednesday that held up for a 3-1 win against Chapel Hill in a non-conference soccer game ended early by lightning.
Goals by Gangsto and Thomas Vann only 3 minutes, 17 seconds apart late in the first half helped Jordan improve to 2-4-0.
The game ended in the 55th minute as lightning bolts streaked across the eastern skyline.
Gangsto struck first just 6:43 into the contest at Barringer Field. Tyler Dressman sent a ball from the corner across face of the goal to Gangsto at the far edge of the six-yard box, who one-timed it in for a 1-0 lead.
Gangsto scored again from the opposite edge of the box off a corner kick for a 2-0 Jordan lead with 11:20 left in the first half, and Vann’s goal from about 12 yards away made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute as dark clouds rolled overhead.
“Jordan came out fast and just took it to us,” Chapel Hill coach Jason Curtis said.
John Walden put Chapel Hill (2-2-0) on the board with 7:07 remaining in the first half with an unassisted blast from about 28 yards out that sailed over the Jordan keeper’s out-stretched hands high into the net.