JACKSON — The Farmington Knights had lost to the Jackson Indians the last five years in soccer, but on Tuesday that would change as goalkeeper John Schnurbusch made two huge saves late in the game to preserve a 2-1 win for the Knights.
Schnurbusch made five game-saving plays in the second half and had a total of 10 for the game. Jackson took 17 shots in the game at the goal, and Farmington had eight shots on goal.
Chris Lutsch took a clearing pass at midfield and sent a floater towards the goal that sailed just over the reach of Jackson’s goalkeeper for Farmington’s first goal with just four minutes played.
The 1-0 score stood until the half. Eight minutes into the half Pete Grindel took a pass from Lutsch and drilled it into the net for Farmington’s second goal. Jackson scored just seven minutes later, and for the last 25 minutes Farmington was able to hold off the Indians for the win. The Knights (6-2) will travel to Jefferson City to play in the Capital City Invitational. The Knights will face Helias on Friday, and will play Rolla and Missouri Military on Saturday.
Sikeston 10, Fredericktown 0 (5 innings)
SIKESTON — Sikeston’s pitching was a little too much for the Fredericktown Lady Cats who were playing their third game in as many days. Sikeston won the game 10-0 in five innings.
The Lady Cats managed only two hits, with singles by Alyssa Allgier and Brianna Denman.
Fredericktown, now 8-10, will play today at Potosi in a game to finish both teams conference season.