Monday, May 22 began boys’ soccer substate play. The Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs hosted the first round against the Glenwood Rams. Even though the game was called due to lightning just ten minutes before the buzzer went off, the Mustangs dominated the Rams 6-0.


The game started with the Mustangs taking full control of the ball, within just three minutes of the game, the first shot was made. Tucker Kiley made the first shot for the Mustangs, unfortunately, it didn’t make it into the goal.


This didn’t stop the Mustangs from dominating possession. Soon, the Mustangs were given a corner kick that just missed after the ball bounced off the crossbar.


Just ten minutes into the game, the Mustangs had fit in several shots. Noah Webster made the first goal of the game for the Mustangs with 30 minutes left in the first half.


After Webster’s goal, the game kept going with the Mustangs continuing to hold the ball on their side.


The Mustangs made several more shots before the Rams could finally fit one in. With eight and a half minutes left in the half, the Rams had their first shot at the goal, just to have it saved by the Mustangs’ goalie Ethan Dunn.


With just a couple minutes left, the Mustangs put the ball in the goal again after a corner kick. Unfortunately, the goal wasn’t counted due to an offfsides call.


The game went on with just under a minute left, the Mustangs drove the ball down the field once more. Sam Glasgow finally had control of the ball, and with 21 seconds remaining in the half he saw the opportunity for a second goal.


Glasgow shot the ball and the Mustangs were up 2-0 at halftime.


The second half started just as fast as the first for the Mustangs. They immediately dominated control of the ball and within three minutes, Marcus Rosenbeck made the third goal for the Mustangs.


Just two minutes later, the Rams were called on a penalty. Webster was given this penalty kick but missed the goal after kicking the ball too high and hitting the crossbar.


Only five minutes passed and the Mustangs fit in a few more shots and gave up a couple shots to the Rams. Brody Kleen then made an attempt at the goal just to have it shoot pass the side of the net and allow the Rams a goal kick.


Kleen came down the field a minute later and shot again. Kleen shot the ball high and it dropped into the net just behind Rams’ keeper John Palmer. The Mustangs led 4-0.


The Mustangs were on a roll that the Rams’ just could not stop. Webster made his second goal of the game just two and a half minutes after Kleen’s goal.


After restarting the game the Rams were finally able to gain control of the game for a while. The Rams were able to get in a couple more shots, but none made it into the net.


Ben Fisher fit in the last few shots of the game for the Mustangs. With just 15 minutes left in the game, Fisher score the final goal of the game that put the Mustangs up 6-0.


The game was called just five minutes later due to lighting and the score remained at 6-0.


The Mustangs will now be playing in Sioux City on May 25 at 6:30 p.m. against Bishop Heelan for the second round of substate.