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Lady Hounds shut out in Ephrata

EPHRATA - The only bright spot in Grandview's 14-0 loss to Ephrata is that is wasn't a league game.

Through four games this season the Lady Hounds' have been outscored by their opponents 31-1.

"Ephrata is a very strong team," Grandview Coach Ronda Penwell said. "They have been dominating all of their opponents."

Thursday night's game wasn't any different as Ephrata took a 5-0 lead at halftime on a cold and windy night.

Araceli Delgado was again the Grandview keeper. The young sophomore faced a relentless attack as the Ephrata players constantly made shots on goal.

"You just can't blame the defense," Penwell explained. "Ephrata had to get past our forwards and mid-fielders. It's a whole team effort."

Ephrata, smelling blood, stepped it up a notch in the second half, scoring nine goals.

"The girls were getting tired with the constant barrage of goals," Penwell added. "Ephrata never gave up."

Although there weren't any stats taken for the game, Penwell said she believes the Greyhounds attempted five shots on Ephrata's goal.

Penwell was impressed with her team despite the lopsided score.

"They stuck together as a team," she said. "It was a brutal game but they never gave up."

The Lady Hounds (0-2, 0-4) host Toppenish Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.

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