By: Lee Ramsey
Seymour got back on track defeating the Jefferson County Lady Patriots by a score of 2-0.
Both goals were scored in the first half and the second half was scoreless as both teams played very tough defense especially up field as there were only a total of 16 shots with the Lady Patriot only being allowed 7.
The win was an important one since it was an IMAC district game and it gave the Lady Eagles a winning district record of 3-2.
The first goal came early for Seymour as sophomore Megan Rogers scored and was assisted by freshman Erin Thomas.
The other goal was scored later on in the half by freshman Courtney Dyer and was assisted by sophomore Sarah Brewer.
Dyer had been sick at her stomach all day and didn’t even know if she would be able to play.
Rogers scored off a deep pass from Thomas when she just bumped the gall in the goal.
The second goal was very similar to the first one as Dyer scored on a deep pass from Brewer.
The Lady Eagles played stingy defense in the second half. They didn’t’ allow many shots keeping the ball in front of them and playing organized defense.
“We did a good job of staying organized defensively,” Head Seymour soccer Coach Drew Payne said. “We’re not as fast as I’d like to be, but we make up for it with passion and staying organized.
“We played well overall. It was a good time to get a district win.
“It will be a while before we play another district game.”
Seymour’s next district game won’t be until Oct. 14 at Cocke County.
The Lady Eagles also played in the Dobyns-Bennett Tournament in Kingsport this past weekend.
Things didn’t go well as Seymour lost 2 and tied 1. The Lady Eagles lost to Sullivan South 4-1; lost to Tennessee High 1-0 and tied Dobyns-Bennett 2-2.
“We didn’t have a good weekend,” Payne said. “We were very inconsistent. We made a lot of mental mistakes and we showed a lack of focus.
“Again we were shot on players to go the distance compared to some of the lager schools in the tournament.”
Next up for the Seymour Lady Eagles soccer team is a home match against Sweetwater.
Lady Eagles Soccer Defeats Jefferson County
By: Lee Ramsey