Seymour seniors sent off with a win



It was a quick and easy night for the Seymour girls soccer team, sending their seniors off with a win on senior night and improving their Hoosier Hills Conference record to four wins.

Behind several different goal scorers, the Owls drubbed the Madison Cubs 8-0 to start their final week of preparation before the postseason begins next week back at the nest.

Seymour coach Greg Musser liked what he saw from his group in their first of three games this week. He hopes to see continued improvement and that they keep their energy levels up. 

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"It’s the energy level; it’s the mindset," Musser explained. "We challenged them at halftime, changed the formation up to keep them on their toes and keep the energy level up. We’ve fallen off in the second half in games where we take a nice lead so it was good to challenge them and see some new things." 

On senior night, it’s only fitting that Musser went with a senior-heavy lineup against the Cubs.

It’s also fitting the first goal of the night came from senior Aidan Hiester, who drilled the ball so hard it went off the Madison keeper’s hands, between her legs and into the back of the net.

The Owls’ offense kept up the pressure and broke through again 11 minutes later with a goal from senior Mia Schrader. Her score came after a poor goal kick by the Cubs allowed her to leisurely boot the ball into the net.

Another 10 minutes ticked off the clock before Seymour would score again. 

Senior Bailey Lykins snuck a goal right by the keeper to make it 3-0 in favor of the Owls and set off a scoring blitz over the next five minutes.

Lykins goal led to a Lillie Wessel missile just two minutes later. A minute after that Wessel assisted on Addison Chandler’s first goal of the night to make it 5-0 at halftime. 

Alyssa Perry picked up right where the Owls left off with a goal in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Three minutes later and Wessel picked up her second goal of the night off of a nice cross from Lykins. Another 10 minutes went by before freshman Brooke Trinkle put her name in the scorer’s book with an easy 1-on-1 goal. 

The Owls outshot the Cubs 22-0 for the game and neither Kate Snook or Ellen Zabor were tested for the entire match in goal. Snook was eventually brought on as a striker in the final 10 minutes. 

When Musser looks back at the 2019 edition of Seymour girls soccer, he says he’ll remember their leadership more than anything.

"The leadership this group of seniors has had has been great," Musser said. "We’ve experienced some highs and lows with senior classes before, where we thought we were going to have some great leadership and it just didn’t pan out. 

"This class here has just been amazing with that and we’re going to miss them when the season is over."

The Owls close out their regular season with two road games this week. 

They’ll battle conference rival Columbus East on Thursday at 7 p.m. and travel to Silver Creek on Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff. 

They begin sectional play next week with a rematch against Bedford North Lawrence. 

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