The Glenwood boys soccer team dominated Clear Lake 6-1 before dropping its final two matches against ranked opponents at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament on Saturday.
The Rams came out on fire against Clear Lake and controlled throughout.
“Our goals were well dispersed and we pretty much possessed around them the whole game,” said Glenwood coach Shane Keeling. “They didn’t pressure us and we didn’t have to deal with much pressure much at all. In my opinion, we were clearly the better team.”
The Rams then faced Decorah in the second match of the day.
“We played really well the first half. The second half we just didn’t respond or play the way I hoped we would,” Keeling said. Decorah went on to win 4-0.
No. 2 ranked Hudson knocked off Glenwood 2-0 in the tournament capper.
“Both games, fouls were costly for us. We got those (fouls) and it really took us out of the game,” Keeling said. “Hudson is a quick team. Decorah is a good team but we felt we matched up pretty well. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw either team again.
“I thought we competed really well. It’s just really a test for us with three games in one day as far as our depth goes. Injuries are also a factor for us right now.”
Ryan Leu, Colton McNeel, Kyle Nolan, Daniel Leu, Alex Sloan and Tommy Laudon each scored a goal for Glenwood in the tournament.
Keeling said none of his team’s injuries, however, are considered serious and his team should be in top shape for districts.
Sioux City North 6,
Sioux City North blanked Glenwood 6-0 in a non-conference boys soccer match last Tuesday.
Jesse Rodriguez scored three goals for North in the win.