GRANDVIEW - Grandview's girls soccer team played toe-to-toe with defending state 2A champ Naches Valley in a 3-0 loss Saturday.
An own-goal in the 15th minute got the visiting Lady Rangers going, who scored two more times in a five-minute span between the 30th and 35th minutes.
"Both of those goals were two long kicks forward that got through," noted Coach Anne Holden. "We've just got to learn to flat out play and not give games away."
The Lady 'Hounds tightened up on defense in the second half and shut down Naches Valley's momentum.
"We played really well in the second half," Holden said. The coach particularly praised keeper Kara Stanton, who deflected away six direct shots on goal attempted by Naches Valley.
Though Grandview didn't find the net Saturday, they did create scoring opportunities with five shots on goal.
"I think we've developed an understanding that we're capable of doing everything we're supposed to do," Holden observed. "But we have to work on those lapses and fundamental mistakes. If the other team is going to score we're not going to help them."
Grandview (0-3, 0-4) travels to Kiona-Benton tomorrow, Tuesday.