Michaela Moore scored a pair of goals and the Glenwood girls bounced back from a season-opening loss with a 2-0 win over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson on Thursday.
“We were a much improved team than from when we played St. Albert,” said Glenwood coach Brad Silvey.
After giving up three goals to St. Albert in a season-opening 3-2 loss on Monday, the Rams pitched a shutout on Thursday thanks to a little better intensity and a few adjustments by Silvey.
“The biggest thing for us was how our back line played,” said Silvey. “St. Albert broke us down a little bit and we were too loose along the back. So we made some tactical adjustments and some changes in formations and the girls took to it. It was a lot better. We still have a long way to go but from game one to game two we made a lot of improvements.”
Glenwood got on the board early when Michaela Moore sunk a goal from about 25 yards out, less than five minutes into the game. Moore added her other goal later in the half on a nice assist by Richards. In two games this season Moore has scored three goals and assists on another.
“She has a knack for it,” Silvey said of Moore who led the Rams with 17 goals last season. “She gets herself where she needs to be. You find those players that have it in their nature to be in the right place at the right time. You can tell a player where to be but she just knows it. It's in her blood.”
C.B. St. Albert 3,
Council Bluffs St. Albert edged Glenwood 3-2 in the season-opener for both teams last Monday.
“I would call that a typical first game,” said Glenwood coach Brad Silvey. “We played a little loose in different parts of the field. We looked like a team trying to figure out where we are on the field with formations and personnel that fits and how to go about scoring goals. They just got behind us a little bit, we were a little loose on defense, and they capitalized.”
Silvey said his team out-possessed the Saintes most of the game but they never seemed to capitalize on their opportunities around the goal.
“This game gave us a real good idea of what we need to work on,” said Silvey.
Michaela Moore scored a goal and assisted on the other by Hailey Johnson.