GRANDVIEW - What a difference having fun can make.
"We dominated pretty good," Grandview assistant coach Francisco Garcia said of his team's effort. "Everybody was together. When the ball was fed to the forwards they mostly had a pretty good run to the goal."
The Grandview Greyhounds ran, passed and had fun in a 4-2 win over the visiting Quincy Jackrabbits.
Grandview's Anna George scored first in the third minute of play. Susana Sanchez had the ball for the 'Hounds when she saw George to her left. She fed her the ball and George put it into the back of the net for a 1-0 Greyhound lead.
Five minutes later George was at it again, this time being fed the ball from Anna Maria Sanchez. Sanchez dribbled the ball past a few Jackrabbits, saw George and passed her the ball, which George converted into a goal.
Quincy cut the lead to 2-1 when Imelda Rodriguez scored an unassisted goal for the Jackrabbits.
In the 18th minute Grandview was awarded a free kick when Quincy fouled a Grandview player near the goal. George put the ball over the Quincy keeper's head for a 3-1 lead and her third goal of the game.
"She just couldn't jump high enough to stop Anna's kick," Garcia said.
The Lady 'Hounds made it 4-1 in the 31st minute. Quincy was trying to clear the ball from its goal when a Quincy player kicked the ball into another Quincy player. The ball ricocheted off the player and Grandview's Cristina Meza got it and kicked it 30 yards into the right corner of the goal.
At halftime Garcia told his girls to treat the rest of the game as practice to get ready for the rest of the Lady Hounds' schedule.
"They did this," he said. "They started working on their passing and I put some bench players in to give them some playing time."
The Jackrabbits got one more score in the 57th minute. Quincy's Sophia Langoria fed the ball to her sister Selina Langoria, who scored.
The Lady 'Hounds had 19 shots on goal in the game, 14 in the first half. The Jackrabbits had nine shots on goal during the game.
Grandview keeper Araceli Delgado and Quincy keeper Julie Santos each had six saves for their team. Delgado had three in each half and Santos made all her saves in the first half.
Grandview had one penalty kick denied.
The Lady 'Hounds (2-3, 2-5) travel to play Selah this Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m.