Owls finally return home, draw with Floyd Central



It’s been nearly a month since the Seymour girls soccer team was able to play on their home turf.

A handful of away games mixed in with a tough three-game skid at the Hoosier Cup in Bloomington kept the Owls away from their nest.

On Tuesday night, the Owls finally returned home to face Hoosier Hills Conference rival Floyd Central playing to a tough 0-0 draw. 

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The Owls spent much of the game on their back foot against the Class 3A No. 20 Highlanders but made the most of their attacking opportunities. 

It’s the fourth ranked team the Owls have battled so far this season. 

In just the first half alone, the Owls outshot Floyd Central, 4-3, with two of those chances coming from senior Aidan Hiester. Fellow senior Bailey Lykins also had two early shots on goal in the first half. 

That total quickly went Floyd Central’s way in the second half as they picked up the pressure, forcing the Owls to play much more defense than they did in the first 40 minutes. Most of Floyd Central’s second-half barrage went wide but the few that were on target were collected by the sure hands of Owl keeper Kate Snook. 

Snook had, by far, her best save of the night with 15 minutes to go in the game when she pushed a Floyd Central shot up and over the crossbar to preserve the draw. 

All told, the Highlanders outshot the Owls 9-2 in the second half but were unable to get the ball past Snook, who recorded nine saves for the game. 

In junior varsity action, the Owls pulled off a 1-0 win over the Highlanders. 

The Owls stay home for their next game and will welcome HHC rival Bedford North Lawrence on Thursday for a 6 p.m. kickoff. 

Seymour played to a scoreless draw last year in Bedford. So far this year, the Stars have just one win in their 2019 campaign. 

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