Seymour soccer has high scoring week leading to wins

Ryan DeBruin contends for ball possession during the Thunder’s 6-1 win over Fox Valley Lutheran on a foggy Sept. 20 home game.
– Photo courtesy Rick Cohler

Seymour’s Garrett Wendorff charges for the ball during the Thunder’s 6-1 win over the FVL Foxes on Thursday, Sept. 20. – Photo courtesy Rick Cohler

Wendorff slides for the ball during the Thunder’s 6-1 win over Fox Valley Lutheran.
– Photo courtesy Rick Cohler

By Jonathon Krull
Student Reporter

Seymour soccer returned to its winning ways this past week.
On Tuesday, Seymour traveled to Green Bay West where they faced off against the Wildcats. Seymour got off to a quick start, with Brady Mueller scoring in the eighth minute off an assist from fellow junior Rhett Driessen. The Thunder struck again minutes later, Mason Dorn scoring his first goal of the night with the assist going to Teig Driessen. Another goal came in the 23rd minute when junior Jacob Gardner scored with the assist coming from Rhett Driessen, who also scored three minutes later. The assist delivered by Henry VanEss. Seymour scored once again before the half with Dorn striking a ball played by Ryan DeBruin for the goal. The second half was packed with many more goals. Teig Driessen started the scoring off an assist from Mueller. Gardner scored his second of the night off a nice ball played by Tyler VandeCorput. The goal keep change at half provided Seymour with untested field player VandeCorput. To the teams excitement he scored his first goal in the 65th minute off an assist from Daniel Inman. Seymour was not done scoring yet, Rhett Driessen banged in his second goal of the night off an assist from his brother Teig Driessen. Mueller also struck in his second goal of the night with the ball being played by Dorn. The final goal of the night was scored by senior Jaron Valley, with the assist coming from Mueller. This high scoring affair led to the game being called in the 88th minute. Seymour’s coach, Todd Messner, credited the team’s exceptional passing for the goal scoring opportunities that evening. Seymour 11 – Green Bay West 1.
On Thursday night amidst the fog and mist Seymour faced off again Fox Valley Lutheran. To start off the game, the Driessen brothers connected with Rhett scoring the goal and Teig with the assist. The duo connected again later in the game for another goal. Rhett scoring again and Teig with the assist. In the 54th minute the brothers connected once more, switching it up this time. Teig with the goal and Rhett with the assist. Teig struck again minutes later on a penalty kick, giving Seymour a 4-0 lead. FVL did score twice in the 69th and 78th minute, only one goal counted for them though, the other being an own-goal. Raising the score to 5-1. The final goal of the game came from Seymour’s Garrett Wendorff off a ball played by fellow junior Rhett Driessen. After the game Coach Messner stated, “FVL is always a strong competition, tonight we played with high energy, that enabled us the ability to get some nice attacks at their goal. Our energy heading forward helped us transition into a nice attack.” Seymour 6 – FVL 1.
The Thunder face some tough non-conference and non-divisional games this week. On Thursday , Sept. 27 they travel to Appleton East and on Saturday, Sept. 29 they travel to Fon du Lac. The Thunder returns to conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 2 against Green Bay East at home.