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District hopes dashed as 'Hounds lose to Othello

OTHELLO - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds were bounced out of postseason play Monday night. The Grandview team lost a must-win game against Othello, that left Othello with the berth to Districts and the 'Hounds with an end to their season.

The Grandview team lost to Othello by a score of 4-1.

Grandview Coach Anne Holden said her team battled hard against the Huskies.

"We went all the way to the end," Holden said.

She explained that despite working hard, her team just didn't seem to all be on the same page.

"They just had us going backward," Holden said of Othello. She said during the first half, the Othello team seemed to be working harder than Grandview.

Monday night the Huskies came out fired up, with Othello's Delila Franco scoring the first goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Huskies' Courtney Kirkwood, with a hat trick for the night, scored the second goal for Othello in the 35th minute of the game. Kirkwood scored again in the 51st minute, followed by a goal from Grandview's Jessica Rodriguez in the 68th minute. Rodriguez was assisted by senior Akane Tomizawa. Othello answered back just two minutes later, with Kirkwood scoring again in the 70th minute of the game.

According to Holden, Othello had 11 shots on goal Monday night, compared to only 4 by Grandview.

"They really took us out of our game plan," Holden said.

Overall, Holden said she felt her team (3-9, 4-11) had a good season. She said they played well at certain times in the past few months, noting that she felt the team's initial losses to Othello and Ki-Be ended up being large obstacles for the team to overcome later in the season.

"I'm proud of them," Holden said of her team. She said throughout the season they have carried themselves with dignity and respect on the field. "These kids will be successful in life because they can do that on the field," Holden said.

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