(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
"I don't think we came out with the same intensity that we've been coming out with," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We kind of regressed a little. We had two or three key players out, and that doesn't help. We were a little sluggish out there, and hopefully it is just a one-game thing."
Jackson had a 7-0 lead at halftime, then tacked on three more in the second half.
The Lady Indians finished with 23 shots on goal compared to Sikeston's 10. The regular keeper was out sick, forcing Sikeston to platoon Marissa White and Beth French at the position. The two combined for 13 saves.
Freshman Molly Hartmann scored four goals for Jackson. Elizabeth Nussbaum and Dana Wright each scored two, while Erin Hartmann and Whitney Dietl each added one.
"(Jackson) has a really good team," said Long. "They've only lost one game all year. They're probably the best team in our conference right now. Molly Hartmann is a force in the midfield. Hopefully we can pin her down the next time we play them and keep the score a little closer."
Sikeston (0-5) will travel to Perryville today at 4 p.m.
In Monday's junior varsity match, Jackson beat Sikeston 5-0. Jackson finished with 15 shots on goal while Sikeston (0-8) had seven. Sikeston keeper Whitney Wallace had 10 saves.