Wednesday, March 22, 2006
GRANDVIEW - The Scotties scored goals in the first 10 minutes of each half and the last 10 minutes of each half to post a 4-0 victory over the Greyhounds Tuesday night.
Grandview Coach Anne Holden said the contest was much closer than the final score indicated and mental errors by Grandview players led to the goals.
"They took advantage of some mental mistakes we made," said Holden, who said three of the goals were very "soft" goals.
Holden said Grandview should have scored a goal in the first 10 to 15 seconds of the game, but was unable to capitalize on a strong push down the field in the opening seconds.
Grandview was able to get four corner kicks before Highland even got the ball on the Grandview side of the pitch, but the 'Hounds were unable to capitalize on the chances.
Highland's Leo Diaz scored the game's first goal in the 8th minute, unassisted. It would be the first of two Diaz would score on the night.
Miguel Nogales scored the game's second goal in the 31st minute.
Holden said those times are critical to make sure players pay attention and don't allow goals that can ultimately decide the outcome of a game.
"That to me, that's mental," Holden said of allowing goals early and late in a half. "They're the critical times in the match."
Diaz would score his second goal just 10 minutes into the second half.
Highland's Miguel Estrada capped the scoring in the 75th minute. He was assisted by Alvaro Salcido.
For the night, Highland managed 10 shots on goal to just four for the 'Hounds.
Grandview's Manuel Herrera and Teclo Perez, who shared the keeper duties, managed to make six saves.
For the Scotties, Armando Vaca stonewalled the 'Hounds, stopping all four shots Grandview managed to put on goal, en route to a cleansheet for the Highland keeper.
The 'Hounds (1-1, 1-2) host Prosser Thursday night before traveling to Granger on Saturday.