JACKSON – The Jackson Ironladies soccer team won 5-0 against Athens in a non-conference match on Tuesday at Alumni Stadium.

The Ironladies have now won three straight and four of their last five matches to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Jackson recorded the game’s first goal with Kirsten Evans scoring on an assisted goal by Taylor Thorpe to take a 1-0 lead.

Evans made it 2-0 with a goal off a Macy Tripp assist in giving Jackson a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Evans added her third goal of the night with an unassisted goal with 38:33 left in the second half to make it 3-0.

The Ironladies took a 4-0 lead with 17:30 remaining on an unassisted goal by Thorpe, and Makayla Wyant closed out the scoring with a goal, assisted by Evans with 12:13 left to make it 5-0.

“Our first two games, we struggled offensively, and since then, we have scored six, nine, and five,” said Jackson head Coach Jonathon Groff. “Our offense is starting to play well, and we have a lot of different girls putting the ball in the back of the net.”

The Ironladies now have seven different players who have scored a goal this season.

Jackson had 14 shots on goal, while Athens had three. Athens’ goalkeeper finished with nine saves, while Mattie Walburn had three saves for the Ironladies.

The Ironladies returned to action on Thursday night at Alexander, coming away with a 3-2 victory. Jackson will host Hillsboro on Tuesday in a Frontier Athletic Conference match.

Jackson 9, McClain 2

GREENFIELD – The Jackson Ironladies scored six goals in the second half to beat McClain 9-2 in Frontier Athletic Conference soccer action on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Kirsten Evans found the back of the net four times, including three goals in the second half. Taylor Thorpe netted two goals for Jackson, while Abby Seimetz, Macy Tripp, and Makayla Wyant each scored one goal apiece.

Also, Thorpe, Evans, Seimetz, and Marley Stroth each tallied one assist.

McClain scored a pair of goals in the second half to avert the shutout.

Jackson freshman goalkeeper Mattie Walburn earned the win for the Ironladies, as she recorded six saves on the night.