Rams suffer first loss in shootout

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    The Glenwood girls lost a 3-1 shootout to North Scott in a 2-1 decision at the A-D-M Invitational Soccer Tournament last weekend.
    The Rams (9-1) were deadlocked at 1-1 with North Scott after regulation and two overtimes leading to the shootout in the tournament’s final game.
    “It was the last game so obviously our legs were pretty heavy and the girls were pretty exhausted,” said Glenwood assistant coach Brad Silvey. “We came out and we were definitely the more tired of the two teams to start. North Scott really knocked it around well and they had good speed.”
    North Scott got on the board first when Raegan Czupka found the goal off a corner kick midway through the first half.
    “It was a pretty chaotic goal,” Silvey said. “It got served in and pinged around in the box and they poked it in the goal.”
    After trailing 1-0 at half, the Rams made some adjustments, pulling back a defender into the midfield and it helped Glenwood develop some rhythm.
    “We saw some more possessions and a lot more shots on goal,” Silvey said.
    The Rams got on the board on a penalty kick goal by Michaela Moore early in the second half.
    Glenwood continued to threaten and probably should have had a shot at a second penalty kick, Silvey said, except for a missed call.
    “The referee started to put the whistle to his mouth and he decided not to blow it, unfortunately for us,” he said.
    Silvey said North Scott seemed to be in control in both overtime periods but could not find the goal. In the shootout, North Scott hit their first three shots to Glenwood’s one.
    “They saw better chances than we did and probably played better than we did and ultimately, they probably deserved the win,” he said. “To be honest, this probably came at a good time for us. We’ve been undefeated so far so this probably brings a little bit of realization to our guys that were not untouchable. We have plenty of things we need to work on.”
    Glenwood defeated Des Moines Hoover 4-0 and Bondurant-Farrar 5-0 in the preliminary tournament games. Moore had four goals in the two matches with Mackenzie Evans adding three and Emily Wickham and Ana Frazee with a  goal each.

Rams blank
Missouri Valley, 10-0
    Michaela Moore scored four goals and Emily Wickham three for Glenwood in a 10-0 “mercy rule” victory over Missouri Valley last Monday.
    The Rams got on the board twice in the first five minutes with a pair of goals by Sydney Stivers.
    Jordyn Harshaw also added a goal for the Rams.
    The game was ended at halftime with Glenwood up 10-0.