Owls shut out Panthers on senior night; Lenart and Roark strike in 2-0 win

The Seymour Owls hosted senior night on Tuesday, facing off with Jennings County in a Hoosier Hills Conference matchup.

The team controlled the ball for much of the first half. A costly penalty by the Panthers allowed a penalty kick for Katy Roark.

The sophomore took advantage of the mistake, knocking it past the Jennings County goalkeeper to put the Owls up 1-0. The goal took place in the 10th minute. The stands erupted in joy for the score.

Seymour proceeded to control the ball throughout the game and making aggressive plays. Rachel Lenart would strike in the second half, leading to a 2-0 win over the Panthers. Ashlyn Henderson assisted Lenart with a throw from the sideline.


Owls head coach Greg Musser spoke on the win over Jennings County.

“I thought we were the more aggressive team,” he said. “When you play that way, the bounces go your way, we didn’t score as much as we would have liked, but I was happy with how we controlled the ball throughout the game.”

The victory is the fourth of the season for the Owls, improving to 2-2-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference.

Seymour honored its seniors before the game.

Ashlyn Henderson, Avery Musgrave, Rachel Lenart, Elise Hartung, Sam Cardenas, Claire Marshall, Cheyanne Givens and Elizabeth Trueblood were all recognized for their hard work and dedication to the Seymour soccer program.

Musser spoke about the seniors on their special night.

“They are such a great group of kids. They’re very positive and show up to work every single day,” he said. “They’ve kept their nose down on the grindstone, which can be tough to do when the season hasn’t gone the way we wanted. I think they’ve done a great job of staying positive, and that attitude is going to be missed.”

Seymour now hits the home stretch of the regular season with three final games before postseason play.

The Owls travel to Franklin on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Seymour will host one final home game against Madison on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

The final game of the regular season will be against Columbus East on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.