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September 12, 2013

Lady Pirate kickers avoid shutout vs. Seymour

The Greensburg girls soccer team played the first of two home games this week, falling to visiting Seymour 3-1 Tuesday. Following a lightning delay, the visitors struck first. Lady Pirate keeper McKella Lynette went for a punch save, and the ball took an unlucky bounce into the net two minutes into the game.

Seymour found the net two more times and had a 3-0 lead with 16 minutes to play in the first half.

The Lady Owls would not find the net anymore on the evening despite 24 total shots, 11 of which were on goal.

Greensburg senior Sydney Wettering scored the only goal of the second half on a penalty kick with 15 minutes to play.

The loss drops Greensburg to 1-5-2 on the season.

“The last 55 minutes of the game were the best of the season so far for the Lady Pirates,” said head coach Mike Myers.

“The team was communicating and putting themselves in position to make stops on defense and causing shots off mark.”

The pressure also enabled counter attacks, noted Myers, as Greensburg had seven shots on goal for the game.

Besides Wettering, Maddi Hellmich, Sierra Aylsworth, Cara Zeigler and Brooke Martin had shots on goal.

The Lady Pirates host EIAC foe Franklin County on Thursday night with a 5 p.m. kickoff.

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