Owls senior likes challenge of goalkeeper role


Seymour senior Zoe Cummings dives after the ball during warm-ups before a Sept. 11 home match against Floyd Central. PHOTO BY ZACH SPICER

When Zoe Cummings began her soccer career in the Seymour recreation leagues, she played on the field.

After her freshman year at Seymour High School, though, she switched from striker to goalkeeper, and she said she liked the change.

“It’s a lot of fun,” she said. “There are 10 other people the ball has to get through before it gets to you, and you’re that last line. But you can’t think it’s just going to be your fault if you miss it because you’ve got 10 other people that are supposed to be helping to stop it first.

“Depending on who we’re playing, it’s a little nerve-racking. If we’re the first ones to put the goals in, I can relax a little more and just be more prepared for it. I don’t feel there is ever tons of pressure, but at times, there is definitely some.”

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