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The zeroes are starting to pile up.

The Jefferson City Lady Jays posted an 8-0 victory Thursday night against the Battle Spartans in Central Missouri Activities Conference action at the 179 Soccer Park.

It's the fourth shutout victory in six days for Jefferson City.

"It's one of the things we really harp on, we want to be a a strong defensive team and we work hard on it in practice," Jefferson City coach Dal DuBois said.

Riley McKee picked up the shutout in goal for the Lady Jays.

Eight different Lady Jays scored in Thursday night's game, which ended with just :08 remaining in the second half by the mercy rule.

Chasity Pendleton got the Lady Jays on the board first, with Daelynn Scheulen and Jessica Shanks adding goals to give Jefferson City a 3-0 advantage at the half.

Lindsey Ruff opened the scoring in the second half with a goal on a penalty kick. Ava Canale then made it 5-0.

Grace Kempker, Delaney Kaiser and Kenedy Fischer wrapped up the scoring with goals in the final two minutes.

Among the Lady Jays earning assists in the victory were Canale, Scheulen, Fischer and Maya Saint.

Battle is now 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the CMAC this season.

The goals weren't quite as easy to come by Tuesday night in Columbia when Jefferson City took on Rock Bridge in a conference contest.

"It was all defense," DuBois said. "We did a fantastic job against a great team in Rock Bridge."

The game was scoreless through regulation and overtime before the Lady Jays picked up the win in penalty kicks.

"Riley had a phenomenal game in goal," DuBois said. "That gave really boosted our energy and our excitement."

Jefferson City is now 5-2 overall, 2-1 in the conference.

"We're pretty happy, we'd like to be 3-0, but we're happy with where we're at," DuBois said.

Jefferson City will play games today and Saturday in the Kickapoo Shootout. The Lady Jays will face Nixa at 2 p.m. today, then play Republic at 1 p.m. Saturday in Springfield.

"The girls are raring to go," DuBois said.

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