Greyhounds win league opener

BENTON CITY - With a couple of new faces in the line-up, the Grandview High School boys soccer team picked up its first win of the year, and in dominating fashion.

The Greyhounds opened Central Washington Athletic Conference (CWAC) southern division play this past Saturday with a 9-1 victory over Kiona-Benton.

Grandview Coach Anne Holden said the Bears are having their problems fielding a team, as Kiona-Benton only played with 11 Saturday afternoon. She did commend the Bears for playing with a lot of heart.

The most notable new face in the line-up for the Greyhounds was Jesus Soto, who made an immediate impact.

Soto had the assist on the first of five goals in the opening half for Grandview. At the 13th minute, Soto fed the ball to teammate Steve Jacobo, who planted the ball in the back of the net. Soto then scored at the 25th minute on a penalty kick. Abel Aguilera had the third goal of the half at the 28th minute from an assist by Rigo Guerrero. Guerrero scored a couple of minutes later from an assist by Soto. Soto then scored his third and final goal of the game at the 39th minute from an assist by Everado Armenta.

"The result of the game was pretty much decided at that point," said Holden.

Holden said she emptied her bench in the second half.

Grandview's Jose Saldana scored one of his two goals at the 49th minute on a penalty kick. Saldana also scored an unassisted goal at the 59th minute. Garrett George scored the seventh goal of the game at the 52nd minute off an assist from Manuel Cuevas. George then got the assist on Grandview's final goal, which was scored by Fransico Lopez in the 65th minute.

Ki-Be's lone goal came in the 67th minute.

Grandview outshot Ki-Be 21 to 4 on goal.

Greyhound keeper Gustavo Martinez had three saves in the first half. Eric Torres played the box in the second half.

Grandview (1-0, 1-2) plays a non-league game Tuesday at Highland.


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