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Grandview picks up second victory of season

EPHRATA - The Grandview Greyhounds' soccer team yesterday secured its second win of the season, its first league victory, over Ephrata.

There was only one goal the entire match, but the Greyhounds were thrilled to have been the team to score when it really counted.

"We worked through some hard weather," said Grandview Coach Anne Holden, stating the soccer match was plagued with wind, rain and lightning could be seen in the distance.

Grandview's Alex Guzman in the 12th minute of the match "put the ball on a plate," setting up the goal made by Taylor Hoffard on a corner set kick.

"We should have had three more, but weren't able to capitalize," said Holden.

She said her team made eight attempts at the Tiger goal, but Ephrata keeper Matt Helsley came up with some big saves. He kept seven of the Greyhound attempts from making it past the crossbars.

Grandview tried to keep the Tigers on the defensive, but Ephrata managed to get within scoring distance from the goal four times.

Each of the four attempts by the Tigers was stopped by Greyhound keeper Daniel Rodriguez.

"It's always difficult to go to Ephrata and win. They are tough on their home field," said Holden.

She said the win made the trip worthwhile for Grandview, though.

In addition, Holden was pleased the Grandview JV also secured a victory. The final score of that match was 3-1, made possible because of goals scored by Edgar Alcantar, Martin Barragan and Ismael Montes.

Grandview (1-2, 2-6-1) will tomorrow (Saturday) host the Ellensburg Bulldogs.

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