Owls blank Red Devils 1-0 in boys soccer


The Seymour boys soccer team hosted Jeffersonville on Tuesday.

The contest was the first Hoosier Hills Conference game of the season for the Owls. Seymour came into the contest with a 1-2-1 record, while Jeffersonville was searching for its first win at 0-3.

The team would blank the Red Devils, hanging on for a 1-0 victory over Jeffersonville.

A lone goal in the first half from Myles Chandler was the difference for the Owls. The team now moves to 1-0 in conference play.

Seymour coach Matt Dennis was thrilled to get the win.

“The boys showed some good things,” he said. “We had some good passing patterns in the second half, especially in the last 10 to 12 minutes. We played the game how we wanted to in the final stretch.”

Seymour battled with Jeffersonville in the first half. The lone goal by Chandler had the Owls in front 1-0 at halftime.

“We had a number of opportunities and some shots on goal, but we couldn’t convert some of them,” Dennis said. “Our defensive work has been great all season long. The fact that we can win on one goal is nice to have at times. The scoring will come, though.”

Owls goalkeeper Lance Hubbard picked up three saves in the first half. He locked down the net for Seymour for the entirety of the contest. The shutout was his third of the season.

“Lance played well for us,” Dennis said. “We don’t want him to have to do a lot, but sometimes, that’s how it is. There is a reason he has three shutouts this year. He’s knowledgeable about things beyond being a goalie. He’s making sure he dictates play, and that’s crucial for us.”

Seymour will be back in action on Thursday at home against Bloomington North.

“We’re looking to be 2-0 in the conference,” Dennis said. “That would be a good start in my opinion. We are going to have to be able to do more than defend. We are going to have to score if we want to win.”

The JV team had a battle with the Red Devils, coming down to the wire before varsity action.

After Jeffersonville took the lead in the ending stages of the first half, Seymour tied it with 9 minutes left in the game. The Red Devils then struck again with 4 minutes left in the contest, taking a 3-2 lead.

Jackson Parker scored the difference-making goal for Jeffersonville.

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