Parkway Central ends Jackson soccer season

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

FENTON, Mo. -- Jackson's record-setting girls' soccer season came to an end Tuesday night as the Indians lost to Parkway Central 2-0 in a Class 4A sectional game at the Anheuser-Busch Conference & Sports Centre.

The Indians, who last week won their first district title, finish the year with a 15-2-1 record. The Colts (16-4-3) advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round.

Ashley Motchan scored two first-half goals -- including one in the first five minutes of the game -- to sink the Indians.

"She kind of caught us off guard early in the game with a shot that came from a bad angle. There was nothing you could do about it," Jackson coach Zack Walton said."The second goal came off a free kick where she headed it in. It was a real good head ball."

Walton said the Indians had several solid chances to score but failed to capitalize. "But I have to give them credit," he said. "Parkway Central was a real good team.

"We had a great season. Unfortunately it had to come to an end. We have nothing to hang our heads about. "

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