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Rated Rams blank Panthers, 9-0

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 4:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:09 a.m. CDT

GLENWOOD — Glenwood’s 11th-ranked (Class 2A) girls soccer team efficiently knocked out a 9-0 victory over visiting Creston Thursday night.

The Rams, now just 5-4 with a rugged schedule, and 2-1 in the Hawkeye 10, took a 5-0 halftime lead and used reserves much of the second half.

Glenwood recently lost 3-2 to league leader Lewis Central. Creston coach Kim Lauffer said the Rams play differently than the Titans, who sailed 10-0 in one half at Creston.

“They had a lot of shots like Lewis Central,” Lauffer said, “but what stands out is how well they pass the ball and play as a team. We competed well on some 50/50 balls, but they have balls skills and great shooting technique that we just don’t have yet. We would compete pretty well for a few minutes and get the ball to their end, but then settle back into something else for awhile. It wasn’t consistent.”

Savannah Hartman and Ryan Vazquez had Creston’s only two shots. Goalkeeper Sadie Jones had a busy night with 21 saves.

Creston (0-8 overall and 0-4 conference) hosts Oakland Riverside at 9 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday the original schedule has Carlisle visiting Creston, but the Panthers will instead make up a conference match against Carroll Kuemper Catholic.

Glenwood’s JV won 6-0 in a match called with about 15 minutes left in the second half during a rain shower. Alecia Boyer had a shot on goal for Creston, and Kim Alley had nine saves.

Glenwood 9, Creston 0

Creston (0) — Shots on goal — 2. Individual shots — Savannah Hartman, Ryan Vazquez. Keeper saves — Sadie Jones 21. Cards — None.

Glenwood (9).

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