Sophomore Tyler Penegar scored a goal in each half to help the Seymour boys’ soccer team defeat Brown County 3-0 on their new turf field Monday night.
After Seymour had a shot sail over the goal, another shot hit the post, and a corner kick knocked away in the first five minutes of the match, Brantley Adams finally put the Owls on the scoreboard with a goal at 33:48.
Eagle goalie Noah Seidle had his hands on the ball but was unable to hold on and it was 1-0.
The Owls continued to control the ball until Penegar scored at 28:38, with an assist from Brayan Morales.
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Seymour either controlled the ball in the middle of the field or attacked throughout the remainder of the half.
Owls coach Matt Dennis complimented the Owls’ strong defensive performance throughout the first half, as goalkeeper Elliott Clark did not touch the ball in the first 40 minutes as Seymour outshot the Eagles 16-0.
“It was really nice,” Dennis said. “We were able to bring a lot of guys in and around the ball to help us keep possession. We were dynamic in the way we were able to possess and brought runs, and overlap. We had overlaps that weren’t played but that opened up the middle.
“It was nice for the boys to get out there and have some nice rhythms the entire evening.”
The Owls have won four in a row and improved to 4-2 at home.
Monday was their eighth shutout of the season.
“It was comfortable,” Dennis said of the win. “We did a lot of really good things. We had a lot of finishes that didn’t get put on frame but the play in the middle of the field was great. I thought we were organized defensively and our backs did a really good job of getting forward, and then getting back to help us get organized again. It was good two-way soccer tonight.”
Payton Reason shot for the Owls at 37:02 of the second half. Seidle got his hands on the ball, but was unable to hold onto it and as it was bouncing away it hit off Penegar’s knee and went in the goal.
The Eagles did not have a shot until Landon Cambridge shot with 25:25 remaining in the second half and the ball was stopped by Clark.
The Owls finished with 30 shots to three for the Eagles. Clark had one save, and Brayan Torres came in to goal keep for the Owls with 15:45 remaining and had a save at 7:35.
Seymour finished with 30 shots to three for the visitors.
“Our service was OK,” Dennis said. “Our service could have been a little bit better, it could have been a little more dangerous but if you serve enough balls in the box things will happen.
They were organized defensively on many of our crosses but it was the ones that when we brought extra guys into the attack that they were disorganized and we were able to really get a penetrating ball and see what would happen and try to get a shot on frame.”
The Owls are 11-2 and will host sectional opponent Columbus North tonight before traveling to Bedford North Lawrence on Thursday for a Hoosier Hills Conference battle.