DEER PARK - It was raining so hard neither team could keep stats, but Grandview's boys soccer team reigned in a 5-1 romp at Deer Park this past Saturday.
Rigo Guerrero scored a hat trick in the first half to spark the Greyhounds to a 3-0 halftime lead and Grandview never looked back.
"The first three goals were scored off good build-ups," Coach Anne Holden said of her team's passing game. "The crosses (passes in front of the goal) were coming and our strikers were taking advantage of a ball put right on their feet or their head." She added, "Playing like that forces the other team to run to catch you."
Deer Park played catch-up all day after Guerrero's scoring strikes. He scored his and the team's fourth goal of the day in the second half off a rebounded shot attempt.
"We just call him the thief," Holden laughed. "He pounces on rebounds and puts them away."
Manuel Cuevas knocked home Grandview's fifth goal, and accounted for two assists on the day.
Juan Carlos Morales also accounted for two assists and Emmanual Aguilera recorded one assist.
Holden said Grandview used the non-league match at Deer Park "as a way to prepare with (player) combinations that we don't normally use." She added, "We've had a few eligibility issues. So instead of panicking, we already know what the strengths of our other players are."
The day was also successful for the Grandview junior varsity, which cruised past their Deer Park counterparts by a convincing score of 8-2.
The Grandview varsity soccer team (3-1, 4-4) returns to league play this Tuesday at Royal City.