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Grandview nips Wapato, 2-1

WAPATO - The Grandview Greyhounds this past Saturday controlled the match at Wapato, earning a 2-1 victory.

Grandview dominated the possession time and had 16 shots on goal, shared Greyhound Coach Anne Holden.

Her team attacked the goal box with determination, but wasn't able to score in the first half...neither were the Wolves able to get the ball past Grandview keeper Jose Daniel Rodriguez the few times Wapato took possession.

"We had to get a killer instinct and finish our shots," Holden said, stating she spoke to her team at the half telling them they had already laid the groundwork for a win with incredible control.

Grandview went on the attack and Greyhound Miguel Valencia scored on a rebound shot at the 61-minute mark.

"He dispatched the first goal very competently," shared Holden.

Nine minutes later the Greyhounds shut down Wapato's defense with a terrific build-up of give-and-go. Holden said her team dispatched some short wall passes and freshman Cesar Orduno capitalized on the strategy to score Grandview's second goal of the match.

Wapato had seven shots on goal, but wasn't able to score until the final minutes of the match.

"(The Wolves) scored a consolation goal," Holden recalled, stating Wapato put the ball in the air, Grandview misjudged the direction and Wolves striker Freddy Rodriguez scored a soft goal unassisted.

"My team said they struggle with the high ball," Holden shared, stating she will be working with the Greyhounds to better handle similar situations at future matches.

Wapato keeper Edgardo Grimaldo held off 14 shot attempts made by the Greyhounds as opposed to Rodriguez's six saves.

Grandview (1-2, 1-3-1) next hosts the Mabton Vikings this coming Saturday, April 3, in a non-league match-up.

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