JACKSON – The Jackson Ironmen soccer team lost 3-0 in a non-conference contest to Alexander on Thursday at Alumni Stadium.

With the loss, Jackson falls to 3-2-1 on the season, while Alexander improved to 4-1-0 with the win.

If there was a bright spot for the Ironmen, it was in the goal, as keeper Ty Broermann had nine saves for the match. One of those was the block of a penalty kick at the 5:46 mark.

“Ty played well tonight, and he kept us in the game,” said Jackson head coach Lee Lord. “He is one of the best keepers in the area, and he could start for any team in the region, including Alexander.”

The Spartans, who controlled the tempo and maintained possession throughout the game, which was played mostly on Jackson’s side of the field, kept Broermann busy.

Alexander’s first goal came at the 38:10 mark by Joe Trogdon, and the Spartans’ lead held up the remainder of the half for a 1-0 advantage at halftime.

The Spartan’s offense struck again early in the second half, as Elijah Robe scored with 36:19 remaining to take a 2-0 lead.

They scored their final goal with 7:47 left by Kyler D’Augustino to clinch the win.

Coach Lord thought the effort was there, but the matchup was difficult.

“I thought our kids played hard and gave a good effort,” Lord said. “We could not keep possession long enough. We could not get the ball to Collin (Ghearing) or Joe (Crabtree).”

Overall, Jackson had five shots, including three on goal, with three corner kicks.

The Ironmen will host Hillsboro on Tuesday in a Frontier Athletic Conference contest.

Jackson 0, South Webster 0

SOUTH WEBSTER – Senior goalkeeper Ty Broermann and Jackson’s defense helped the Ironmen play to a scoreless tie against South Webster in a non-conference soccer match on Tuesday.

The Ironmen held a 6-5 advantage on shots, including three shots on target to two for the host Jeeps.

Both teams had two corner kicks, while Jackson committed 15 fouls for the game, compared to six for South Webster.

Both teams also had one yellow card apiece.


Telegram Sports Editor Todd Compston contributed to this story.