A chance to avenge an earlier conference loss ended in disappointment for Lady Jays soccer Thursday.

Washington (7-4, 3-3) lost 2-1 at home against Ft. Zumwalt East (5-5-1, 3-2). The Lady Lions won the previous match, 4-2, at Zumwalt East.

After a scoreless first half, Zumwalt East scored twice, in the 58th and 60th minutes.

Washington answered with a goal from Rebekah Lewis, who beat the goalkeeper one-on-one with just over six minutes left to play.

“For the second time this season FZE just wanted the game more than we did,” Washington Head Coach Adam Fischer said. “We proved the last 10 minutes of the game that we could come out and dominate and give ourselves chances on goal, but the first 70 minutes they wanted the game more than we did. We need to develop some goal-hungry scorers that really want to put the ball into the net. Right now we aren’t playing inspired soccer for 80 minutes every night. In our four losses, we have been out worked or ‘out inspired’ in each game. We have roughly a month to clean some things up and start playing inspired soccer.”

Caitlyn Vodnansky recorded the assist on the Lewis goal.

“I was happy with the effort of Sarah Becszlko, Caitlyn Vodnansky, and Rebekah Lewis all night,” Fischer said. “I felt they came to play the whole night. Now we need to find some more kids to do the same each night.”

Mary Beth Reust started in goal for the Lady Jays, saving 6-8 chances in 60 minutes.

Madison Sprung took over the net for Washington in the final 20 minutes and went 2-2 in save opportunities.

The Lady Jays next host St. Clair at Scanlan Stadium Monday. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.