JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team was back in action Tuesday night as they headed on the road to take on the Jackson Indians. It proved to be a tough outing for the Bulldogs as they fell to the Indians 3-0.
"Jackson is always a tough place to play," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long, "They have the largest field we play on all season which enabled them to spread our guys out and open up the seams."
Sikeston fell behind early at the four minute mark as Jackson's forward, Joel Smitson, found the back of the net for the Indians. Jackson played solid throughout the rest of the half, tacking on another goal 28 minutes into the game. Andrew Lysell was credited for the score as he gave Jackson a comfortable 2-0 led before halftime.
Lysell sealed the game with an insurance goal at the 72 minute juncture on a penalty kick which was just out of the reach Sikeston goalie, Scott Droddy. Jackson out-shot the Bulldogs 17-9 while Droddy was able to pick up 14 saves.
"We had a tough outing this week," Long said, "We had several starters out and some guys took some tough shots in tonight's game. After our next game Thursday we'll have a week long break which will hopefully allow us to get healed up in time for districts."
In junior varsity action Sikeston fared with a similar outcome to their varsity counterparts. Jackson was able to drop six goals on the Bulldogs, allowing the Indians to come away with a 6-0 shut out victory.
Monday night the Bulldogs traveled to Fredericktown to take on the Blackcats. Sikeston, who was looking for a little pay back after last week's loss against Fredericktown, found themselves settling for a draw when the game was called after the end of regulation due to darkness. The final score ended up at 0-0.
Sikeston 6-14-1 will be back on the road Thursday night when they travel to Kennett. Junior varsity action kicks off at 5 p.m. with the varsity following.