Glasgow soccer

Brianna Mosier pushes the ball into Clinton County territory Monday during the Lady Scotties' victory in their season-opener. 

GLASGOW — Coming off the 2018 season which saw the Lady Scotties finish 11-10 and advance to the 4th region semifinals, they have hopes of taking the next step this year.

In their season-opener Monday, Glasgow showed they're ready to contend for a District 15 title and possibly more in 2019. The Lady Scotties dominated visiting Clinton County for a 12-1 win that gave them a 1-0 start to the season as well as an early district victory.

“It was a good team win,” Glasgow coach Scott Zettlemoyer said. “We definitely have some positive building blocks to work with going forward.”

Over 80% of the scoring is back. There are seven seniors. It’s a balanced group that did experience some success, but also had some late bumps in the road, losing to district rival Barren County in the district championship last season and then to eventual region runner-up Bowling Green 8-0 in the region semis. That means Glasgow is eager to replace that feeling with even bigger goals.

Knowing what the big picture goal is for this group, Zettlemoyer hoped for his group to stay focused and get off to a fast start.

Against Clinton County, his team got that fast start it needed. Scoring early and often, the Lady Scotties cruised to a win that was called at halftime by the mercy rule.

With all that senior leadership, it was actually a sophomore who helped lead the charge in this one. Aubrey Phillips scored four goals. Having led Glasgow with 14 goals a season ago, she appears to be poised to have a big year.

Senior Dinah Miranda chipped in two goals of her own. Six other players added single goals to round out the scoring.

When asked about how he would keep his team’s focus from such a lopsided win, the answer was simple.

“We want to get that district championship back. That left a bad taste in our mouth and our kids are focused making sure that doesn’t happen again,” Zettlemoyer said. He also added that despite the scoreboard, there are definitely areas where the team can improve.

“We need to be faster and need to move the ball more. I don’t want to take anything away from the girls, but those are things we need to work on,” he said.

For future opponents of the Lady Scotties that has to be a scary thought that a team that opened up with 12 goals can be better. If in fact that is the case, there is reason to believe those goals of district and region championships can become a reality.

Up next for Glasgow is Taylor County at home on Thursday night.

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