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Blue Jays soccer soccer season closes

Mandan High School boys soccer scored two second-half goals Saturday to end Jamestown's season with a 2-0 defeat during a West Region state qualifier at Sanford Sports Complex in Bismarck.

Junior Parker Matthiesen converted a penalty kick in the 49th minute to open the scoring and senior Andrew Nagel scored a 78th-minute insurance tally off a feed from senior Evan Arenz.

The Blue Jays finished with a 2-11-1 record with wins over Crookston (Minn.) and Bismarck Legacy. Jamestown will only lose Jackson Kopperud to graduation, while bringing back 17 varsity players.

Mandan 2, Jamestown 0

Second-half scoring

1. M, Parker Matthiesen (penalty kick), 49th minutes; 2. M, Andrew Nagel (Evan Arenz), 78th.

Saves: J, Jay Kupitz 11. M, Prince Obeng 2.

Records: Jamestown 2-11-1. Mandan 6-7-0.