JERSEY 4, METRO-EAST LUTHERAN 2: Kaelyn Drainer had a hat trick and Annie Hansen had four assists as Jersey won 4-2 at home over Metro-East.

Ella Smith had the other goal for the Panthers, while Grace Hopp and Kate Jose scored for the Knights. Alison Waller assisted on both the Metro-East goals.

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Lauren Lyons had six saves in goal for Jersey and McKenna Getta had three stops for the Knights.

The Panthers are now 3-0-1, while Metro-East goes to 2-4-0.

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MELHS head coach Dan Deist said he feels good at the progress his team is making so far and that Jersey was a formidable team.

"We are battling some sickness, and we just have to get healthy and put it all together," he added.

MELHS plays at Freeburg at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at home against Trenton-Wesclin.

Jersey travels to 1-2 Maryville Christian for a 4:30 p.m. Thursday matchup and hosts Mascoutah at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and at Southwestern at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

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