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Grandview girls score first victory of season

QUINCY - The Lady Greyhounds soccer team edged Quincy yesterday by a 2-1 score. It was Grandview's first victory of the year in six attempts.

The game was rescheduled from this past Tuesday to Wednesday due to Grandview Army Specialist Matt Emerson's funeral.

"I thanked them for that. And at the beginning of the game, they had a moment of silence in Matt's honor," said Coach Anne Holden. "I thought that was very, very classy."

The 'Hounds spent most of the game in Quincy's defensive end of the field, a turnaround from previous games played so far this season. "For so long, we've had to be down at the other end (defending our goal)," said Coach Anne Holden.

In this game, she said, "We actually had the ball locked down in Quincy's defensive end."

Grandview's keeper, Annie Cambrone, had six saves for the night, while Grandview had 16 shots on goal.

Quincy's only score came from a penalty kick, after senior Anna George was penalized for obstructing a player.

It was George that was assisted by Anna Maria Sanchez for Grandview's first goal of the game, which came in the 55th minute of play. By the 63rd minute of play, Lady 'Hound Lucia Trejo smacked a ball into the Jackrabbit's net, unassisted.

The win moves the 'Hounds league record to 1-4.

They square-off against Selah this Saturday at home.

One challenge the girls soccer team has faced is a lack of players due to ineligibility, which resulted in a lack of swapping out exhausted players. This is finally coming to an end, with four players that are eligible to play and another two that should be eligible by Saturday.

"We'll have to be more defensive than offensive-minded (against Selah)," said Holden. "But we're certainly buoyed by this win (against Quincy)."

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