Glenwood girls get first win of season

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Jordyn Hanshaw scored three goals as the Glenwood girls soccer team recorded its first victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Sioux City North Friday.

The Rams (1-1) recorded 26 shots in all, including 16 on goal in the win.

“We were able to play the entire game,” Benson said. “We also were able to find the back of the net.  I was proud of my girls for being able to bounce back after last night’s loss.”

Hanshaw got the Rams on the board in the third minute off an assist from Sydney Stivers.  
Less than eight minutes later, Sydney Gutschenritter added the second goal in the 11th minute off an Alicia Leu assist.  

“The goalie from North stepped up a bit too far and off a pass from Leu, Gutschenritter was able to pass it around her,” Glenwood coach Amy Benson said of Gutschenritter’s goal.  

The Rams’ third goal came later in the first half when Hanshaw connected off another assist from Leu.

“Hanshaw took a pass from Leu at the top of the 18, she took a couple of dribbles and then shot far post to score,” Benson said.  

Glenwood took a controlling 3-0 lead into halftime and wrapped up the scoring in the 51st minute when Hanshaw notched her third goal of the game and fourth of the season.

“She took a pass from Sydney Stivers and the goalie started to come out and she shot it past her,” Benson said
Ram goalkeeper Rileigh Spahn went the whole way and recorded two saves.

C.B. Abraham Lincoln 3,
Glenwood 2

The Glenwood girls couldn’t hold on to a 1-0 halftime lead as Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln rallied for a season-opening victory over Glenwood Thursday.

Sydney Stivers scored the game’s opening goal in the sixth minute off an assist from Jordyn Hanshaw.  

Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Lynx came out the aggressors in the second half, knotting the score at 1-1 in the 50th minute. A few minutes later A.L. took the lead on a free kick from more than 40 yards out.

The Rams trimmed the lead to 3-3 in the 58th minute on Jordyn Hanshaw’s score off an Alicia Leu assist but that is as close as they would get.

“This game was winnable for us,” Glenwood coach Amy Benson said. “We had many opportunities in the first half to score and if we would have taken advantage of those, it would have resulted in a different outcome.  We came out flat in the second half and need to work on playing for the entire game with no let-ups.