Offensive attack leads Jags to 3-2 victory over Green Bay

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As the breeze rips through Carroll Stadium, the Jags’ Miranda Ricks nets the third goal to go up 3-0 in the 18th minute. Unfortunately for IUPUI, this would just be the beginning of a hard fought win.

With this win, the Jags are guaranteed at least a three seed in the Horizon League Playoffs. When asked if planning for this game was any different from others, head coach Chris Johnson said, “We tend to focus on what our game plan is and what we are trying to do. We didn’t really play that much differently. They played with a sweeper, so we just tried not to get caught playing balls down the middle. We are just trying to work on things we can control.

The first goal of IUPUI’s scoring burst was from Autumn Weeks in the eleventh minute. “It was great,” Weeks said. “I knew we needed to get one to start it off and I think Emma [Chambers] put a great ball in and I’m just trying to do my part.”

During this game, the Jags scored three goals in ten minutes. When asked the reason for this, Valentine Pursey, who scored one of the goals said, “We knew that we had to come out with a high intensity and get some goals as quickly as possible so we could relax into the game.”

Coach Johnson said with a chuckle, “I’m glad they did at this point in time, otherwise we would be in some trouble. I think when you get that first one it opens the net up a bit and I thought we were just playing well.”

Johnson didn’t have much to complain about after the game except, “[The bench] has got to bring a better level of energy coming into the game. Because [the outcome] is not going to come in the future. 

This game against Green Bay is the last home game for the Jaguars this season. When asked how she felt about momentum, Weeks said, “I think we have good momentum, I think toward the end it kind of tapered off for us. We know what to do and we are going to practice really hard because of it.”

Coach Johnson agreed with Weeks, saying “I feel good, we have a two-game streak going and everyone is healthy. I think we are moving in a positive direction.”

Next up, the IUPUI Jaguars try to continue their postseason dreams on either Monday, November 4th, or Thursday, November 7th.

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