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Wolves take a bite out of Grandview

WAPATO - Grandview Coach Anne Holden sounded proud of her team in spite of its 2-0 loss at Wapato this past Saturday.

"We had a close game even though we lost," she explained, stating her team played a hard-fought match against the Wolves.

Wapato wasn't able to score on the Lady 'Hounds until the 31-minute mark and then, said Holden, it was due to an error on the part of her team.

"The keeper and my defender couldn't decide who was going to get the ball," she explained.

Grandview outshot Wapato on goal 10-6, but the Lady 'Hounds would shoot balls too wide, over the crossbar or hit the crossbar, according to Holden.

Grandview's Gio Gomez did shoot the ball past the keeper and into the net. Unfortunately, the line judge threw a flag, determining Gomez to be off sides.

"So the score didn't count," Holden explained.

She said her team kept its shape and did well against the Wolves, who scored a second goal at the 65-minute mark.

"It was moments after we had taken chances on the goal...they got us on the counter-attack," Holden shared.

She said some Lady 'Hounds are struggling with endurance, but overall they did what was expected of them.

"The entire team played extremely well and everyone created opportunities to score," said Holden.

"Do I think they can go harder? Absolutely, but they are gaining experience and doing much better," she continued.

Holden said the team is also being affected by illness. Isabel Islas, for example, has been out for a week.

"We miss her as both a captain and on the field," she stated.

Grandview (1-10, 2-11) will travel to Prosser to face off with the Mustangs tomorrow (Tuesday) before they end the regular season at home against Toppenish this coming Saturday.

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