Rams score nine goals in rout of Tri-Center

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    The Glenwood girls soccer team closed out its regular season with a 9-0 rout of Tri-Center last Tuesday.

    The state ranked No. 4 Rams (15-1 overall, 6-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) wasted little time jumping on the 9-5 Trojans. Michaela Moore scored her first of four first half goals just 2:31 into the game.
    “We played some opponents in the previous weeks where we felt like we haven’t really come out and accomplished what we wanted,” Glenwood coach Caitlin McIntosh said. “Our goal Tuesday was to play our game and our style of soccer for 80 minutes. We were much happier with the outcome of this game because we played ouR style for the entirety of the game.”
    Moore added another goal in the game’s seventh minute to put Glenwood firmly in control at 2-0.
    Moore wrapped up a “hat track” in the 19th minute with her third goal.
    Emily Wickham got involved in the scoring in the 31st minute with her first of two goals. Three minutes later Moore got her fourth goal and Wickham capped the first half scoring a minute later.
    The Rams led 6-0 at the half.
    Cera Bush, Sydney Stivers and Makenzie Evans each added second half goals.
    McIntosh credited the Rams’ scoring to a renewed emphasis on passing between the midfield and the front line attack.
    “In our games last week, we weren’t being as effective linking with ouR midfield. We did a much better job of getting the ball ourTand being able to get into attack and make things happen,” McIntosh said.
    Glenwood held an 18 to 8 shots-on-goal advantage in the win.
    The shutout was the Rams’ ninth this season. Glenwood goal-keeper Sierra Edwards has allowed just nine goals in 16 games this season.