Glenwood scores six goals in victory over Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Adam Severn and Caden Johnson scored two goals each for Glenwood in a 6-1 victory over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in boys non-conference soccer Thursday in Sergeant Bluff.

Glenwood coach Cort Lovato said the Warriors were a state qualifier a year ago but lost nine starters from that team. Nevertheless, the coach was pleased with his team’s performance.

“We knew they only had one starter coming back and they were young and out midfield is back, our backline is back and out goalkeeper is back so we were happy with how we stood going into the match,” he said. “We were able to control the ball and move it around the way we wanted to.

Severn got the Rams on the board first off a corner kick. Jack McMullen notched the assist on a pass to Severn that he ping ponged off the Warrior goalkeeper once before finding the back of the net.

The Warriors came back to knot the score a short time later on a rare defensive breakdown by the Rams.

“We got countered down their left side and we had some guys on our backline got out of position and slotted it past (goalkeeper Casey) Godbout from the 18 (yard box),” Lovato said. “We got caught in transition and dove in on some tackles and didn’t connect. Once we missed those tackles we were in scramble mode on our backline and we didn’t communicate well enough.”

The Rams did answer with a trio of goals in the final minutes of the half to take a controlling 4-1 lead into the break.

“We controlled a lot of the half,” Lovato said. “Once we figured out what they were trying to do, we were able to take it away. They played pretty direct from the midfield and we were able step on their midfielders and kind of stop the ball being played. I was frustrated when the goal when it because of our lack of patience defending. But I felt confident we’d score one if not two more before half.”

Cameron Kind and Jack McMullen each added their first career varsity goals for Glenwood.

The Rams held a 13-5 shots-on-goal advantage on the Warriors.

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