Rams win in double OT thriller

Glenwood’s Molly Williams scored her first goal of the season in the Rams’ 3-1 win over Sioux City West last week.

Julia Nightser’s goal in the second overtime lifted Glenwood to a 2-1 win over Tri-Center in an early season match up of top 10 teams Friday in Neola.

The Class 2A, No. 14-ranked Rams (2-0) got on the board early with a goal by Nora Dougherty in the sixth minute but five minutes later Marissa Ring scored the equalizer for the Class 1A, No. 7-ranked Cardinals.

The score would remain knotted at 1-1 through the end of regulation and through the first extra period.

Nightster would finally put the Rams ahead for good with a goal in the 91st minutes off an assist from Alaina Meads.

“We had lots of opportunities to score but were not able to find the back of the net,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson. “The wind was pretty strong tonight as well which added more of a challenge as well.  I was happy with the grit and determination the girls showed to pick up the win in the second overtime.”

Grace Nightser played goalkeeper for the Rams and had 10 saves.

Glenwood 3,
Sioux City West 1

The Glenwood girls soccer team opened its season with a 3-1 victory over Sioux City West Monday at the Glenwood Athletic Complex.

The Rams’ Nora Dougherty kicked off the scoring with a goal in the 16th minute.

“We scored first in the game after having some early opportunities,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson. “West also had some opportunities and was able to score off a mishit from one of our defenders.  It was tied 1-1 at half.  We made a couple adjustments at half to try and cut down on their offensive opportunities and it seemed to work.  We scored two more in the 2nd half to finish out the game 3-1.”

Glenwood’s Molly Williams added a goal in the 49th minute when West’s goalkeeper rolled a ball and the Ram forward intercepted and put it into the net.

Dougherty added an insurance goal off a Williams assist in the 78th minute.

“I was proud of the effort the girls played,” Benson said. “They played tough and worked hard for all of their goals. I am pleased with it being our first game.”


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