LEAVENWORTH - Taking on the Cascade Kodiaks in the first round of the CWAC soccer playoffs, the Grandview Greyhounds lost 1-0 last Saturday to end their chances at a state title.
"Our game plan was brilliant," Grandview Coach Anne Holden said. "We dominated the game. It was our inability to take advantage of our scoring opportunities that caused us to lose."
The Greyhounds (5-5, 7-8) had plenty of scoring opportunities. They had nine shots on goal compared with five for Cascade.
The loan Kodiak goal came in the 32nd minute in the first half.
"It was a big mistake on our part," Holden said. "We didn't clear the ball and Hugo Vasquez picked up a ricochet and put the ball in the net. He was at the right place at the right time."
Holden pointed out the play of four Grandview seniors. She said Rigo Guerrero played tirelessly and worked his tail off. Abel Aguilera was the main supply route down the right side with his speed and crosses.
Also, sweeper Abel Romo played one of the best games she's seen him play, Holden said. He did a good job of controlling the game.
And playing for an injured player, Dan Martinez played his last and best high school game of his career.
Holden told her team they had nothing to be ashamed of and that they proved they belonged there. "We threw everything at them," she said.