The Oldenburg Academy boys varsity soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to the host Seymour Owls.
The game was scoreless through the first half before both team we able to find the back of the net.
“Seymour had us back on our heels for much of the first half,” OA coach Ken Getz commented. “They are very quick to the ball and they like to spread you out.
Most of the play was on our defense side which is never good. It is more taxing to play defense than it is offense,” he added.
After a few halftime adjustments and some rejuvenated play by the offense, the Twisters were able to take a 1-0 lead.
Hayden Johnson scored at the 8:01 mark in the second period assisted by Taylor Reed.
“Taylor took a distance shot that was bobbled by the keeper,” Getz commented. “Hayden rushed the goal on the shot and was in the right place for the rebound and put it in the back of the net.”
Unfortunately, lightning stopped the game at the 11:50 mark.
The Owls took advantage of the break in play and regained the momentum when play resumed.
“Seymour came out after the break and put us back on our heels again,” Getz commented. “We got beat on a throw in behind our defense for the first goal ... a goal that deflected off one of our defenders.”
The Owls scored the game-winner with less than a minute to play in the contest.
Jeremy Kelnhofer had another good game in the goal as Seymour kept him busy all night, according to Getz. He finished with 10 saves.
Seymour had 22 shots with 12 on goal.