The Glenwood boys soccer team got their second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference shutout with a 1-0 victory over Kuemper Catholic on Thursday in Carroll.
The Rams’ Tyler Jensen booted in a goal with :47 left in the game to seal the victory for Glenwood.
“It wasn’t a sloppy game but it wasn’t that pretty either,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist.
On a wet field with a cold wind blowing, Glenwood (5-1 overall, 2-0 in the conference) played the final 40 minutes facing the breeze. Artist said a halftime adjustment to keep the ball out of the air and the wind made a big difference.
“The wind was a problem for both teams,” said Artist. “We tried (in the second half) to keep passing low and tight. And Tyler slipped by one of their defenders and put it (the goal) just inside the post.”
The Rams out-shot the Knights 21-4 for the game but Artist said goalkeeper Matt Schulz was only really challenged twice, which his defense successfully repelled.
“Always nice to get a shutout in a conference game. Matt and our defense back there did their jobs. They’re really playing well back there,” said Artist.
The shutout puts the Rams well on their way to their team goal of shutting out all their Hawkeye 10 Conference opponents.
“That is a goal,” said Artist. “We’re off to a good start. To do that we need to play well on offense and defense and I think we’re capable of it. It’s a goal we want to accomplish and I think we can.”
C.B. Lewis Central 0
Glenwood opened the Hawkeye 10 Conference season with a 6-0 rout of rival Council Bluffs Lewis Central last Monday.
The Rams got a pair of goals from Joey Stivers and Blake Beier and one each from Tyler Jensen and Zac Sorensen in the win.
“It’s always nice to beat Lewis Central, especially on their home field,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist. “And a shutout is always good too. I was a little worried coming off Saturday’s loss and playing two games how we’d play but the kids stepped up and played a great game.”
The Rams out-shot the Titans 20-3 for the game.