Another cold, damp night. Another Glenwood boys soccer win.
Coming off a dominating 6-0 victory over Atlantic on Monday the Rams traveled to Creston Thursday in the rain and cold and left with a 11-1 victory.
“It was about the same as Monday,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist. “Cold and damp against a very similar team I thought. They (Creston) are down quite a bit from last year and once they got a goal, we sort of bounced back and controlled it.”
The Panthers led 1-0 on a goal in the eighth minute when a swooping shot sailed past the out-stretched hand of Matt Schultz for the first goal of the game and the first score on the Rams in conference play.
“It was a break down on our part,” said Artist of the goal. “It was sort of a flip shot we didn’t react to. But we bounced back.”
Bounced back the Rams did to score three goals in the next five minutes.
Glenwood led 4-1 at the break and the Panthers never seemed to challenge the rest of the way.
“They played a long ball style, they’re not a possession-type team,” said Artist. “Which was good to see because we haven’t seen a lot of teams like that. We played well. We were able to get a lot of shots on them and use our speed to run by their defense.”
Joey Stivers benefited the most for Glenwood. The senior scored a career-high four goals and was one of four players to score at least two goals. Steve Gutschenritter and Trenton McNeel scored two each and Zac Sorensen had a hat trick.
Josh Keim added two assists.
The state ranked No. 3 Rams are 7-1 on the season and 5-0 in the conference.
Zac Sorensen scored two goals and Blake Beier, Kyle Nolan, Trenton McNeel and Steve Gutschenritter all scored one each for Glenwood in a 6-0 victory over Atlantic last Monday.
“We played well on a pretty cold, wet night,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist. “We got goals in when we needed. It was a great game but we did what we had to do to get the ‘W.’”
The Rams led 4-0 at the break and never seemed to allow the Trojans to muster much of an offense all game long.
“We controlled them pretty well,” said Artist. “Everybody got in so that was good to see but we missed a lot of shots we need to get. This was a good game in that it we got the win and we move on. We just need to stick to our game plan.”
In the junior varsity game, junior Tommy Laudon scored three goals in a 6-0 victory.
“They played pretty well,” said Artist of the junior varsity. “They’ve been playing better the last few games and this was a real good win for them.”