Girls fall despite fast start


COLUMBUS—Early Thursday night the Seymour Owls seemed poised for an important conference road victory. Leading 1-0 after eight minutes, the Owls would surrender 4 straight goals falling 5-2, unable to spoil the Columbus East Olympians’ senior night.

The Owls (12-4-1, 4-3) controlled the possession in the opening minutes of the match. On their second shot of the game, Senior Bailey Lewis scored an unassisted goal to give Seymour the early advantage.

In the 19th and 21st minutes, East put goals into the net putting the Owls in a hole before the half.

The Olympians came out of the half in control, tacking on two more goals in the 46th and 48th minutes, putting the match out of reach.

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“I just thought we had two two-minute mental lapses,” Seymour head coach Grag Musser said. “It was on the heels of us kind of going back into a panic mode. We will be alright, we just have to clean up some of those mistakes and decisions that we made.”

In the 62nd minute, the Owls were awarded a penalty kick after an Olympian handball in the box. Senior Maddie Roark stepped to the line, sending a shot high and over the arms of the Olympian goalie bringing the Owls within two.

The Olympians would put any thought of a comeback to rest, putting a fifth score into the net in the 73rd minute.

Seymour would finish the night with 5 shots on goal compared to Easts 13. Goalie Aidan Heister saved eight.

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