GLASGOW — Coming off of an emotional back and forth game game with crosstown rival Barren County that resulted in a 4-2 win, the Scotties hoped to keep that momentum going against a Monroe County team still looking for its first win (and goal) of the season.
The big question Tuesday night would be whether or not there would be a little bit of a let down following such a momentous win last week.
Any fear of said letdown was erased in a 7-0 win for the Scotties. Jackson Bower and Alex Elizalde each had a goal in the early going and it appeared that the route had started.
The pace did slow down a tad though after the early spurt until Yahir Molina found the back of the net to add goal number three after Monroe County was unable to clear. Just a few moments later, Bower added his second of the first half and Glasgow took a 4-0 lead into the break.
The second half was more of the usual, but this time it took a little longer to get the scoring going. Molina added his second goal of the game with 25 minutes remaining and then Bower added his third for the hat trick to make it 6-0. Had it not been for a handful of offsides penalties (two that directly negated goals), the game could have gotten completely away from the Falcons who dropped to 0-4 on the young season.
Hudson Davis rounded out the scoring for the Scotties off the setup from Bower with under 5 minutes left in the contest.
Players and coaches both suggested that while it’s always good to get a win, there are still areas that need to be improved.
“That’s to be expected,” Glasgow coach Ken Mahung said. “It’s the second game of the season and we have a lot of new players, so it may take some time before we look like we need to.”
Elizalde echoed his coach’s sentiments. “We need to improve our chemistry and we have new guys learning how to play at this level,” he said. “We did some good things at times and were able to score.”
Molina scored two goals for Glasgow, and he saw things that need to be cleaned up as well.
“We just have to be more focused. As we go through our season we have to take everyone and everything serious whether it’s games or practice we have to have focus,” Molina said.
Mahung also spoke highly of his team’s recognition that it needed to clean some things up on their own.
“We have good leaders. Having that makes the coach’s job much easier,” he said.
Now 2-0 on the young season, Mahung will hope that leadership carries over as they return to action on the road Thursday night at Southwestern.