PROSSER - The Grandview Greyhound soccer team is feeling good about itself after winning 2-1 against Prosser this past Saturday.
The match was decided in a shootout. The Greyhounds won the shootout, outscoring the Mustangs 5-4.
"Obviously it's a relief to win," shared Grandview Coach Anne Holden of her team snapping at six-game losing streak.
In the opening half of regulation Prosser took the lead at the 24-minute mark. Mustang Edgar Moreno scored on a penalty kick.
The Greyhounds weren't deterred, knowing they weren't out of the match with another half to go.
At the 64th minute Grandview's Sam Villa lobbed the ball to teammate Michael Valencia, who equalized the match with a goal.
The Greyhounds were in the match to win. Holden said, "We were mentally prepared and determined to win. The change in our mental approach helped."
Grandview attacked the ball and eight attempts at the crossbars were staved off by Prosser keeper Brian Molina.
On the defensive end, Grandview keeper Daniel Rodriguez kept six Mustang attempts from making it to the net.
The match ended in regulation, tied 1-1.
Scoring for the Greyhounds in the shootout were Edwin Salgado, Michael Valencia, Sam Villa, Javier Cardenas and Robert Razo.
It was the Mustangs' turn to go one-on-one with Rodriguez and the goal box. The first four attempts were successful. Memo Correa, Edgar Moreno, Salvador Orozco and Alex Cortez all slipped the ball into the net.
Rodriguez, however, denied a low left side kick from Tarino Hurtado to give the Greyhounds the win.
"The team's excited and this was a big step," shared Holden.
Grandview (2-8, 3-9-1) tomorrow (Tuesday) will host East Valley and Thursday Wapato will visit the Greyhound turf.
"We are determined good things will happen if we go into those matches just as prepared as we were against Prosser," Holden noted.