Intensity and defense were on display Thursday night when Mascoutah’s boys soccer team played at Jersey. Both teams shared the intensity, while the Jersey defense notched its ninth shutout of the season.

Jersey scored a goal in each half and downed the Indians 2-0 in a Mississippi Valley Conference game.

“It was a very intense game,” Jersey coach Scott Burney said. “And our defense was stellar.”

The Panthers held Mascoutah to three shots.

The Panthers ran their overall record to 11-4 and their conference mark to 2-4, Mascoutah is 10-5-1 and 3-3 in the MVC.

Jacob Dunham got the scoring started with a goal in the 18th minute after getting a long through pass from Zane Longley on right wing to make it 1-0 at halftime.

Jersey’s Andrew Kribs put the game away with a second-half goal, but not until there were two minutes remaining. He moved in on Mascoutah goalie Oliver Hoylbach on a breakaway. Hoylbach came out to challenge Kribs, who flipped the ball over the keeper and into the goal from about 25 yards out.

Kribs leads the St. Louis area in goals scored with 30. He also has 10 assists on the season.