Wednesday, October 6, 2010
SELAH - The Grandview soccer team fought hard to earn a shootout win last night at Selah.
It was the Lady Greyhounds' third consecutive victory and their fifth in the last seven matches.
The winning goal was scored off the foot of Brenda Ruiz, giving Grandview the 3-2 victory.
"She stepped up and scored to win the match in sudden death," said Grandview Coach Anne Holden of the final moments in the match.
Selah opened up the contest with the first goal off the foot of Kylie Ott nine minutes into the opening half.
The Lady 'Hounds, however, answered with a goal of their own six minutes later. Gabby Montelongo gained possession of the ball and booted it to teammate Oryian Matheny, who turned to the crossbars and scored.
Grandview freshman Marissa Caballero maintained the momentum and scored her first goal of the season at the 21-minute mark. She was able to capitalize on the passing skills of teammate Isabel Islas.
The Vikings didn't want to go into the half with a deficit and picked up their pace. Selah moved the ball toward Grandview's goal with eight minutes left in the first half, and Ariana Roberson rocketed the ball past Grandview keeper Ranelle Kalaw to equalize the match at 2-2.
Holden said both teams were determined to win the match in the second half, but were unable to capitalize on attempts to score.
"We rattled the goal posts several times," she stated.
The teams ended regulation tied.
The teams went into overtime and again neither the Lady 'Hounds or the Vikings was able to score.
Because neither team was able to get the ball past the keepers, they went into a shootout and each club booted four shots into the net.
Scoring for Grandview in the shootout were Matheny, Islas, Esmeralda Sanchez and Karissa Trinidad. Selah's Amber Reiber, Claudia Gonzalez, Ott and Roberson all kicked the ball past the crossbars in the shootout, as well.
Forced to a sudden death shoutout, Ruiz blasted in the winning goal for the victory.
Grandview had 16 shots on goal overall, and Kalaw had seven saves. Selah made 13 attempts at the goal overall, and Viking keeper Shelby Wilkey kept nine balls from making it between the crossbars.
Grandview this coming Saturday hosts Ephrata.