MOXEE - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds saw many aspects of their game come together Tuesday night against a tough East Valley team. However, their efforts were not enough to allow them to push past the Red Devils.
The Lady 'Hounds lost to East Valley 3-0.
Despite the score, the two teams were well matched. The Lady 'Hounds were able to keep East Valley scoreless until well into the first half. East Valley's Arianna Mohsenian scored the team's first goal in the 33rd minute of the game on a penalty kick.
Grandview Coach Anne Holden said during halftime she talked to her team about trying to head off East Valley, and not allow them to score during the first few minutes of the second half. Instead, East Valley's Katie Roy, assisted by Melissa Siebol, scored only three minutes after intermission.
The Lady 'Hounds then kept East Valley from scoring again until nearly the end of the second half. Holden said East Valley's Mohsenian scored during the 78th minute.
"They were very happy with their performance," Holden said of her team.
There were several players who helped Grandview run with the Lady Red Devils. They included Kayla Carpenter, who just came back off of an injury. Holden said Allison Grow did a very good job in the backfield.
"She played an outstanding game," Holden said of Grow. "She's adapting to being in charge of the back."
Holden said goalkeeper Jessica Rodriguez was also an integral part of keeping East Valley in check.
"She keeps us in games with some phenomenal saves," Holden said.
Holden also noted that Ai and Akane Tomizawa also played well Tuesday.
"They just keep going," Holden said of the Tomizawa sisters.
Holden said at this point in the season her team needs to work on taking advantage of every opportunity to attack.
The Lady 'Hounds (0-4, 0-6) will play again Thursday at home against Sunnyside.