GRANGER - The Spartans' second year soccer program is making strides, according to Grandview Coach Anne Holden, but Granger was still no match for the Greyhounds this past Saturday.
Grandview rolled to an 8-0 league victory over the Spartans. The victory pushed the Greyhounds' conference record to 2-1 on the season, 2-3 overall.
Holden said she credits the Granger coach for "...an excellent job in bringing their program along."
After Holden's crew built a 2-0 first half lead on the host Spartans, thanks to goals by Steve Jacobo and Rigo Guerrero, the Grandview coach put pass restrictions on her players. She explained that each scoring opportunity by her team required at least three or four touches before any shots on goal were attempted.
"I've been on the other end where teams can run the score up on you," she said. "We didn't want to do that."
Towards that end, Holden emptied most of her bench in the second half in an attempt to keep the game competitive.
Despite calling off the dogs, Grandview was still able to stick six shots into the net after intermission. Oscar Barrigan, a non-starting senior, had two of the second half goals. Brothers Abel and Emmanuel Aguilera each scored a goal for Grandview, as did Daniel Martinez. The sixth second half goal came when Granger inadvertently kicked in a shot for the 'Hounds.
Grandview is scheduled to travel to Othello this coming Tuesday. Holden said the Huskies are very difficult to beat on their home field. "They're very physical and very aggressive," she said of Othello. "It will be a tough game for us."