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Nine-minute run Grandview's folly in match at Selah

SELAH - "We are our own worst enemy," Grandview soccer coach Anne Holden said of last night's trip to Selah.

The Greyhounds fell to the Vikings 4-1 as a result of a nine-minute run during the opening half of the match.

Grandview fell apart, according to Holden, and let Selah score three goals three-minutes apart from one another.

"They went on a spurt...we got our minds out of the game. We're shooting ourselves in the foot," she continued, adding, "It's unreal to let three goals go in nine minutes."

Grandview's Ramiro Soto scored the lone goal for his team on an assist by Daniel Rodriguez at the 32-minute mark.

"It was a great goal after being denied a goal," shared the coach.

Selah, however, got the ball past the Grandview defense one more time before going into the half. The Vikings led the game 4-1.

The Greyhounds turned things around in the second half, according to Holden.

Her team made five attempts at the Selah goal in the closing half.

"The play was completely on the attacking side," Holden stated.

She said, "We just had to pull the trigger and crack the shots."

Unfortunately, the Greyhounds were unable to capitalize on the attempts.

"We were playing as if we had the three-point lead, Aside from the nine-minute period where we fell apart, we looked good...it will be grim if we keep shooting ourselves in the foot," Holden shared.

The team, however, wishes to change that approach and the coach believes change is necessary.

Grandview was able to hold off the Viking attack and kept Selah on the defensive in the second half, but it just wasn't enough to overcome the deficit created in the opening stanza.

Selah made only one shot on goal in the closing half.

Grandview had a total of eight shots on goal and the Vikings tallied six shots on goal overall.

Grandview (1-4, 2-5-1) tomorrow hosts Ephrata.

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