Michaela Moore scored four goals and Mallory Hoyt and Ali Bowden added one each for the Glenwood girls soccer team in a 6-3 victory over Tri-Center on Thursday.
After a slow start and a 2-0 lead at halftime the Rams (7-2 overall, 4-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) made the necessary adjustments and exploded for four second-half goals.
“We were playing our style, passing the ball, moving the ball, but we were struggling to finish in the first half,” said Glenwood coach Brad Silvey. “We talked at half about getting our outside (forwards) more involved and beating their traps outside and we did a good job of that in the second half.”
Glenwood led 5-0 before the Trojans got on the board midway through the final frame.
Tri-Center’s first goal came via a goal on back up Ram keeper Morgan Lucy. Lucy entered the game “cold,” said Sivley when starting goalie Sierra Edwards was issued a yellow card for a collision with a Tri-Center offensive player on a loose ball. With Edwards having to sitting out the next ten minutes by rule, Lucy entered and the Trojans promptly used the penalty kick to score their first goal.
Silvey said it’s very rare a goal keeper earns a yellow card.
“We had been talking to Sierra about being aggressive and use that back line to scoop up balls and she did that. She thought she could get there (to the ball) first but their girl beat her there and she (Sierra) ran into her,” said Silvey. “She did a good job going after it, she just got there a second late.”
The Trojans added two more goals but never seemed to challenge the Rams the rest of the way.
“I think we got a little too comfortable with our lead and they came back on us,” said Silvey. “We know we can score and we know what our offense can do, but we just have to get better about putting that together with our defense and improving in all areas.”
McKenzie Evans, Sam Richards and Hope Forman each had an assist for Glenwood.