Seymour soccer finding mixed success

Seymour soccer started May 1 with a 1-2 record having only played two games between March and April, it played New London on the first giving the Thunder three games in three months
The team needs a bit of a moral boost heading into the Seymour tournament and the home team got exactly that.
Starting off with a match up against Little Chute Mustangs, the Thunder were looking to get out to a fast start.
It found more than a fast start as the Thunder struck hard and often against the Mustangs.
There were three goals in the first 10 minutes from three different girls, Kennedy Peters scored first, followed by Kyla Ryan, and then Gabbey Wendorff. Peters also assisted on the other two goals.
Almost two minutes after her first goal, Ryan would score another goal unassisted this time.
Seymour had a staggering 19 shots on goal as it peppered Little Chute repeatedly, resulting in 9 goals overall.
Ryan finished with three goals, while Peters and Ashley Zahn had two each as the Thunder won 9-0.
Next up in the gauntlet was West Bend East who proved a slightly stiffer bit of competition for the Thunder.
Around midway through the first half the Thunder finally scored as Ryan buried a goal off an assist from Aubrey Buchholtz.
A quick four minutes later Ryan was sinking another goal to put her side up 2-0. Cayla Boerst would provide the assist for this goal.
Seymour kept the pressure on with 10 shots on goal and defensively with Buccholtz securing seven saves.
Peters would net another goal for the Thunder before the game was over giving her side a 3-0 win in the first match.
The competition would only get harder as Seymour found themselves up against the Kewaskum Indians in the championship match.
It would be a similar story for the Thunder though, scoring early and keeping the pressure on the opposing side.
Buchholtz recorded her third clean sheet for the day as Seymour shut down another opponent.
Ryan scored the only two goals of the game, both coming off Boerst assists, giving her a total of six goals in the tourney.
It was back to regular play after the tournament and Seymour was unable to keep the momentum going.
First was a match with the Xavier Hawks who proved a tough defensive challenge for the Thunder.
Buchholtz only allowed one goal in the first half, but her teammates struggled to tie things back up.
The Thunder did have 11 shots on goal, it just couldn’t convert them into goals.
Xavier sealed things late in the second half with three more goals to shut out Seymour 4-0.
Finishing off the recent round of games was a rematch with the New London Bulldogs.
It was an offensive clinic on both sides as the Thunder and Bulldogs took a lot of shots at each other.
The Thunder finished with 13 shots on goal to New London’s 20.
Seymour would only score two goals though, both early from Lauren Wilcox.
Buchholtz had 18 saves on the day, but couldn’t stem the tide of New London’s firing squad.
The Bulldogs would net 4 goals overall to beat Seymour once again.

Kyla Ryan has been a goal scoring machine in the past few games for the Thunder. – Photo by Stephen Knoll