GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds won their second straight game yesterday, beating the Othello Huskies 3-1, after opening the season with four consecutive losses.
"For the first time this season we feel like we're a team that can compete in this league," Trevor Galey, assistant coach for Grandview, said. "They have playoff hopes in their heads. Hopefully this is a turning point."
The Huskies jumped to a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when Grandview keeper Telco Perez committed a foul on an Othello player. It was questionable if the foul was committed in the box, according to Grandview Coach Anne Holden, but Othello was awarded a penalty kick and Hector Alvarez put it past Perez.
According to Galey, the Greyhounds were playing listless, not communicating and weren't accurately making their passes. Grandview did have a number of scoring opportunities but just wasn't hungry enough.
On the defensive side, Grandview did what it needed to do but Galey said this was more out of desperation than defensive teamwork.
At halftime, the Grandview coaches talked about the skill level and Galey said the Greyhounds thought they were better than Othello and should have been winning the game.
"They were disappointed in their own play," Galey added.
In the second half Grandview evened this up when Everado Armenta put a goal in the right hand corner of the net.
Holden said this score changed the game and swung the momentum over to Grandview.
"It was almost like a relief," she said.
Grandview scored again in the 65th when Cesar Barriga and Jose Lopez teamed up for a goal. Barriga sent a crossing pass to Lopez, who buried the ball in the goal.
With the game basically in hand, Grandview added its third goal in the 79th minute when Eulaido Lua kicked a free kick 40-yards out over the wall of Othello players and curved the ball into the net.
Grandview (2-3, 2-4) will take its two-game winning streak into Ephrata Saturday, March 31, for a 1 p.m. game.