ATWATER OH- The Rams traveled to Atwater tonight to face the Waterloo Vikings.
The Rams controlled possession and play for most of the game. Rams’ center mid Audri Gaydosh would setup Ethan Smallsreed with a nice through pass for the opening goal just a minute and a half into the game. 6 minutes later Nate Colburn would find Smallsreed for goal #2. With 9 minutes remaining in the 1st half, Rams’ center back Brayden Lowe would play a long ball over the top. Seth Steward would beat the Vikings Keeper to the ball for goal #3. With 5 minutes remaining Ethan Smallsreed would cross the ball to the backside of goal for a waiting Emma Prusky who would score goal #4. Rams’ Keeper Landon Pal would have 2 saves in the 1st half.
The 2nd half would be a bit disjointed as younger players got some field time but the Rams would still control the majority of play and keep the Vikings off the score sheet. With 30 seconds left in the game, the Vikings Keeper would play a short pass from a goal kick to his outside back. Branden Testa, playing left wing for the Rams, would pressure the ball and win it. His quick strike would give the Rams a total of 5 goals. The Rams’ back line led by Seniors Isaiah Kelly, Brayden Lowe, Talia Clarke and Bella Maglis would prove strong enough to withstand the few Viking attacks and secure the Rams a shutout. The Rams defeat the Vikings 5-0 and travel to Southeast High School on Thursday for a 6pm match against the Pirates.
*Contributed By Ted Gaydosh at ramsathletics.org