SELAH - The Sunnyside High School soccer team traveled to Selah last Saturday and had a much easier time than the last time the Grizzlies took on the Vikings.
The first half was scoreless as both teams tried to get something going. "It was really close for both sides," Sunnyside Coach Juan Pineda said. "Both teams had really good defenses in the first half. Neither team could control the game and there were on runs on either goal in the first half."
That all changed in the 14th minute of the second half when Sunnyside's Miguel Galvan scored a goal off an assist from Danny Ramos to make it 1-0.
Alex Aguilar made it 2-0 in the 26th minute when Danny Ramos again made a great pass and Aguilar put the ball into the net.
Selah made it interesting in the 28th minute when Terry Hankinson scored to get his club within a single goal of the Grizzlies.
Joaquin Perez added some insurance in the 32nd minute, however, giving the Grizzlies a 3-1 lead with a goal off of Jose Ramos' assist.
"After scoring the first goal we opened up a bit and were able to attack more," Pineda said. "We did a lot better this time against Selah. The last time we went to overtime against them. A 3-1 win confirms our team has gotten a lot better."
The Grizzlies (7-4, 11-4) will play its last regular game of the season Tuesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in Sunnyside against Ellensburg. The playoffs will start later this week with a date to be determined.
"Playoff are always close games," Pineda said. "Once you're in the playoffs, anyone can surprise you."