Michaela Moore scored four goals and the Glenwood girls soccer team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 5-1 victory over Harlan in Hawkeye 10 Conference soccer on Friday.
Moore scored from about every angle, Glenwood coach Caitlin McIntosh said, while the rest of the Rams did a great job finding the opening passing lanes.
“We possessed the ball more than them and did a great job of taking it right at them. That factored into her (Moore) goals but we also played great defense too,” McIntosh said.
McIntosh said the Rams held a 30-7 shots-on-goal advantage and rarely gave the Cyclones a good look, except for their one goal.
“It was our miscue,” the coach said. “We were poorly marked on defense and it was definitely our fault. We let them get in on us. We switched up our defense. We’re still shaping things up back there, and they were able to get that goal.”
Kelsey Kruse added the Rams’ fifth goal of the game in the second half.
Glenwood scored five of its six goals in the first half and dominated in the possession game in a 6-1 victory over Denison last Tuesday.
“We pretty much dominated the ball most of the game,” said Glenwood coach Caitlin McIntosh. “We were looking to show some improvement in this game. We didn’t get everything accomplished we wanted in the second half, especially, with ending with an injury like we did but it was a good win for us.”
The injury, coming in the final moments of the game, occurred when Gretchen Dehn suffered a concussion. Dehn was taken to the hospital for examination. She is out indefinitely, said McIntosh.
“You don’t want to see that happen, especially at the end of a game. The referee just let the time roll too long I think,” McIntosh said.
Glenwood got up 5-1 in the game and never let the Monarchs settled in much of an offense the entire game.
“We wanted to change the point of attack and mix some things up,” McIntosh said. “You may not see that on the scoreboard but that isn’t always our goal. We just want to continue to improve.”
Sydney Gutschenritter had a pair of goals and Emily Wickham, Michaela Moore, Kelsey Kruse and Dehn each added goals for Glenwood.