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Last minute let down costly for G'view soccer

ROYAL CITY - On paper the win should have been Grandview's yesterday, as the Greyhounds outshot host Royal City 8-4 but fell short 1-0 in CWAC South action.

"We lost after totally dominating the game," said Coach Anne Holden. She said the lone goal found the back of the net in the 38th minute of the first half, just two minutes before halftime.

"It's our bugaboo," Holden said of letdowns by her team just before the end of a half. "It feels like halftime is just around the corner, so maybe we don't run as hard after a ball."

While Grandview's defense shut the door on any more goals, the Greyhound offense couldn't take advantage of its edge over Royal City.

"Opportunities were there, but we consistently turned the ball back into the middle instead of opening the field up," Holden observed. "It's a game we certainly should have won."

She also credited Knight goalie Ivan Arroyo for his hand in frustrating Grandview's attack.

"In the last 10 minutes we had a barrage (of shot attempts), but he was at the right place at the right time to thwart every effort."

Grandview 3-2, 5-4) has a non-league game tomorrow at Quincy before returning home Saturday to play league foe Wahluke.

"The two things we're going to work on is that we have got to play every minute of every half, from whistle to whistle," said Holden. "The other is that we have to make better runs from the outside and playing better with our mid-field combinations. That will be the springboard for the rest of our game."

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