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Trojans, rain can’t slow Rams in 4-1 victory

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    Three different players scored and four different players recorded assists for the Glenwood boys soccer team in a season-opening 4-1 victory over Tri-Center on Thursday.

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    “We got a lot of kids involved and moved the ball around well, especially in the second half,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist.
    Artist wasn’t as happy with his team’s play in the first few minutes. On a rainy, cold night with temperatures hovering in the upper-30s, the Trojans took advantage of the slow-starting Rams and poked a goal by keeper Matt Schultz for an early 1-0.
    “We had a pretty good defensive breakdown and they snuck that one past Matt,” said Artist.
    The goal, however, seemed to energize the Rams. Glenwood added two quick goals over the next three minutes to go up 2-1 heading into halftime.

    The Rams found their groove in the second half, controlling the ball for most of the final 40 minutes in the 4-1 win.
    Artist liked how his team bounced back from an early setback.
    “We started slow but I never felt we weren’t right there,” said Artist. “We had a lot of good shots to open the game and we didn’t take advantage. I don’t know if we were nervous or anxious to start, but we settled down. This was a good game to see where we are and what our lineup will be.”
    Zac Sorensen scored two goals for Glenwood. Blake Beier and Joey Stivers each added goals.