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Rams assured share of Hawkeye 10 title

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood girls soccer team has at lease a share of its first ever Hawkeye 10 Conference title with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Council Bluffs Lewis Central last Tuesday.

The Rams (10-1 overall, 6-0 in the conference) used two second half goals to pull out the win after going a game and a half without a goal.

“We played pretty well, I thought we bounced back from the T.J. loss real well,” said Glenwood coach Brad Selvey of his team’s victory following last week’s first loss of the season, a 2-0 setback to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson.

Tori Von Mende of Lewis Central opened the scoring at the 19-minute mark when she sliced in a goal past Ram goalie Nicki Sowers.

After trailing 1-0 at the half, the Rams wasted little time knotting the score when Molly Hoyt scored on a controversial penalty kick.

As Ram stryker and leading goal scorer Michaela Moore was breaking free from a Titan defender with an unimpeded shot on goal she was taken out in a slide tackle. The Titan defender was whisted for the foul and Hoyt nailed the penalty kick.

“The L.C. coach didn’t agree with it but she (Michaela) was turning and was all alone and she got taken down,” said Selvey.

The Rams took the lead for good with just over five minutes remaining in the game when Allyssa Valqueir split a pair of defenders and booted in the game-winner.

“We played much better offensively, possessing the ball,” said Selvey. “L.C. is a tough team, we had to play our best. If we have to get past them in the playoffs it will be a tough game.”