Wednesday, March 29, 2006
OTHELLO - Grandview scored the first two goals of the game Tuesday night en route to a 3-1 league win at Othello.
"I think Grandview certainly played the better game," said Coach Anne Holden, who added Othello plays a "pick and flick" style of game.
Holden said in that style of play, Othello tries to get the ball in the air and flick it toward the Grandview goal, hoping to capitalize on a mistake by the Greyhound defenders.
"It's a very quick, attacking style," she added.
But the Huskies' only goal of the evening didn't come from that style of play, Holden said. In fact, it came off a free kick.
Othello's Oscar Zayas scored in the 21st minute off a free kick that was awarded to the Huskies about 30 yards out. Zayas took the ball off a pass from the free kick and buried it in the back of the net.
Grandview's first goal came on a penalty kick by Rigo Guerrero in the 11th minute.
Grandview's Steve Jacobo added a second goal in the 20th minute to put the visitors up 2-0 before Zayas' goal cut the lead in half going into intermission.
Holden said Othello played well coming off a rout at the hands of the Scotties.
"I've got to give Othello some credit," she said. "They just came off a thumping from Highland."
Grandview added a goal that iced the game in the 78th minute as Jacobo tallied his second of the game.
Michael Morelos recorded nine saves for the Huskies while Manuel Herrera had four for the 'Hounds.
Corners were even with each team taking seven on the evening.
Two Grandview players received yellow cards during the contest, Holden added.
She said there were some "peculiar" calls which went against Grandview several times.
Several hand balls in the Othello penalty area, which should have resulted in penalty kicks for the 'Hounds, went uncalled, Holden said.
But despite the questionable officiating, Holden said she was pleased with the way her team played.
"We controlled the ball," she said.
Grandview (3-1, 3-3) will take on Selah at home Thursday night at 6 p.m.