The Seymour girls soccer team scored two goals in the middle of the first half and defeated Jeffersonville 2-0 in the Hoosier Hills Conference opener on their new turf Tuesday night.
Owls coach Greg Musser credited the win to a score defensive performance.
“I was really happy with our defense,” Musser said. “We gave up four shots, nothing really dangerous. It was more of long balls rolling through, things like that.
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“I thought we were positionally sound. We had good formations throughout the entire game so it was kind of hard to crack us.”
The Owls dominated the first half as they attempted 16 shots while Owls goalie Rachel Collett only touched the ball twice in the opening half.
Seymour attempted 10 shots during the first 27 minutes of the first half, four by Bailey Lykins, and two by Marie Lenart.
The Owls finally scored when Andrea Ferrer received the ball at midfield and dribbled uncontested toward the goal to easily beat Jeffersonville keeper Faith Denig at 12:16 for a 1-0 lead.
It didn’t take the Owls long to add a second goal as Lenart scored with 11:08 on the clock.
The Owls had three more shots in the first half but couldn’t add to their scoring.
Collett made her first save with 36:02 remaining in the match.
The Owls kept the pressure on Denig throughout the second half as they attempted 15 more shots and had several near misses.
“The score is not telling of the game,” Musser said. “Some of the shots were kind of weak from where we were taking them, but a lot of them it was the right spot to take the shot. We had a lot of build ups.
“The first half we kicked everything at the goalie. We kind of made her life a little bit easier. We started taking corners out and got two nice goals for us.”
The Owls are 2-2 overall and go to Batesville on Thursday.