For the second game in a row the Glenwood boys soccer team used an overpowering offensive game to score five goals, this time downing Kuemper Catholic 5-2 in Carroll on Thursday.
The Rams (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) took some time to adjust to the Knights' “unusual” style of play, but once they did, said Glenwood coach Mike Artist, his team played well.
“They pressure well but their technique, how they play, it's an unusual style,” said Artist, of the Knights' trapping style. “It took us a little bit to adjust but we did.”
The Rams were up 3-0 before the Knights mounted much of an offensive threat, getting their first goal on a deflection Ram goalie Matt Schultz.
“It was sort of a lucky goal to be honest,” said Artist.
Artist singled out the play of forward Blake Rose, Brian Lily and Joey Stivers and midfielder Zach Zenor for their strong play against Kuemper.
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Council Bluffs Lewis Central scored one minute into the game and that was it as Glenwood scored five unanswered goals in a 5-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory last Monday.
“They caught us flatfooted and we weren't ready,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist of his team's quick 1-0 defect.
The Rams, leading 2-1 at the half, adjusted during the break and seemed to solve the Titans' off-side trapping defense. Glenwood added three goals after halftime.
“We played a really good game other than that first minute,” said Artist.
The Rams outshot the Titans 12-4 in the game.