The Seymour girls’ soccer team scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the first half and went on to a 4-1 win against Greensburg at home Tuesday night.

Owls coach Greg Musser said when his team began to play under control, it was able to score.

“I just think we settled down,” he said. “We started possessing the ball and not just sending everything straight down the field, and by possessing we were able to open them up a little bit, find our avenues and give ourselves a little bit more time on the finish.

“We had four or five breakaways that we just shot at the goalie instead of just passing it to the corner. We’ve been harping to them about that, missing far posts, and we kept missing near posts and nobody can crash the net there.”

The Owls had four corner opportunities to one for the Pirates in the opening half.

Both teams started slow offensively as each had only one shot in the first five minutes of the match.

The Owls started getting better ball movement with corner attempts with 34 and 29 minutes remaining, and Bailey Lykins followed with two shots within 35 seconds.

Marie Lenart finally put the Owls on the board with an unassisted goal at 25:27.

Lykins found the back of the net at 16:24, and Aidan Hiester added another unassisted goal at 15:08.

The Owls made strong attack in the closing seconds with Grace Hartman getting the ball to Lykins who scored with 6.3 seconds on the clock for a 4-1 lead at the half.

SHS (5-3-1) had 11 shots in the first half to two for the Pirates, and Seymour finished with a 15-3 advantage for the game.

Greensburg’s goal came on a penalty kick by Michaela Myers, due to a hand ball call against the Owls, with 13:20 left in the first half.

“We fixed the little things and got some goals from it,” Musser said. “It was a pretty strong performance with our possessions. It was 35 really good minutes in the first half where we controlled play, and then we had that brain (lapse) for about five minutes. One of them was in the box on a cheap had ball. We shouldn’t have been in that position.”

Seymour will host New Albany on Thursday for a Hoosier Hills Conference match.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.