Glenwood blanks Riverside, 10-0

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Gretchen Dehn ‘s first goal of the season and the 10th for the Rams on the night ended a 10-0 victory over Riverside on Friday.

The Rams’ season-high 10 goals came from six different scorers.

“I don’t like doing that (scoring 10 goals) to a team. I honestly didn’t know what the score was,” said Glenwood coach Brad Silvey.

Mallory Hoyt had a hat trick in the win and Michaela Moore added two goals.

The Rams (10-4 overall, 5-1 in the Hawkeye 10) now have a week off to prepare for for their substate opener in Glenwood on June 1 against the opening round winner of Atlantic and Riverside. The Rams defeated both teams by a combined scored of 18-0 in regular season meetings.

If Glenwood were to advance they would face the winner of Creston and Nodaway Valley/WC/AC in the regional semifinal back in Glenwood. Win that game and the Rams are in the regional final for a shot at state.

Silvey likes his team’s draw.

“We don’t want to go in too big-headed with how things worked on paper but we think it’s a winnable bracket and we think we could see either Lewis Central or (Council Bluffs) St. Albert come out of the other side of the bracket. They both walked away with wins from us earlier so we’d love to see either of them again if we can get there.”

C.B. Lewis Central 2,

Glenwood 0

Brooke Jensen scored two goals and Council Bluffs Lewis Central prevented the Glenwood girls from repeating as Hawkeye 10 Conference champions with a 2-0 victory last Tuesday.

With the win the Titans wrap up the conference title with a perfect 6-0 record. The Rams are the conference runner’s up with a 5-1 record.

“We came out and dominated the flow of play and possession of the ball but it was kind of shades of going back in time to some of our earlier games where we were a little shaky on defense,” said Silvey.

Jensen’s goal came when the Glenwood defense attempted to clear a ball. Jensen stepped in front of a deflection, dodged a defender and scored on a one-on-one against Ram keeper Sierra Edwards 13 minutes into the game.

“She had a breakaway and put it in,” he said. “We got down early and we had to adjust.”

After halftime, Silvey’s bunch attacked well but got overly aggressive in its attack and once again, Jensen took advantage of the gap between the Rams’ front line and defense. Jensen scored from 25 yards out with just over two minutes to go to ice the win.

“It was a good game. They play a good defensive game,” said Silvey. “They play on their football field which is a pretty tight space. We don’t excel at tight spaces. We’re a possession oriented team and we like to spread the field out and attack from a lot of different angles. With the narrow field and L.C. staying compact on defense, we were never able to break them down.”

Silvey said a few tears were shed by his team not being able to repeat as conference champions but the coach did his best to calm the emotions.

“I told them if I had to pick a game to lose I would definitely given up the Hawkeye 10 to win the regional tournament,” he said. “In a perfect world it’d be great to win both but we have our eyes set on the regional title now.”

Glenwood 8,

Kuemper Catholic 0

Michaela Moore scored four goals to lead Glenwood to an 8-0 victory over Kuemper Catholic last Monday.

The Rams improve to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference with the win.

“We came out a little soft and a little hesitant to start the game,” said Glenwood coach Brad Silvey. “We only led 2-0 at halftime but we were able to make a few adjustments at half and we came out on fire in the second half and put six more in on them.”

The eight goals allowed was a season-high for Kuemper.

Derrin Williams, Haley Johnson, Kenzie Evans and Ali Bowden assisted on Moore’s four goals. Mallory Hoyt, Bowden, Sam Richards and Emily Wickham each added goals for Glenwood.