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Jacks too quick for Greyhounds

QUINCY - The Grandview High School soccer team visited Quincy yesterday in hopes of earning another victory, but it wasn't meant to be.

The Jackrabbits earned a 3-1 victory over the Greyhounds with a little help from mother nature and a quick-handed keeper.

"It was obscene weather," said Grandview Coach Anne Holden, stating the winds were whipping the ball in one direction throughout the match, giving the team scoring on the one side of the field an advantage.

"In the first half Quincy had the aid of gale force winds and made seven shots on goal," said Holden.

Three of those shots resulted in scores by Eduardo Perez (23rd and 32nd minute) and Pablo Nunez in the 34th minute.

The other four attempts were stopped by Grandview keeper Daniel Rodriguez.

Holden and her team fought against the wind to score with one minute left in the opening half. Making the shot past the crossbars on a penalty kick was Robert Razo.

"We thought we had the advantage in the second half with the wind...we thought it was a three goal game," said Holden, stating her team believed it could overcome the deficit if three goals could be scored in the closing half.

Grandview made seven direct attempts at scoring, but the ball hit the post three times and Quincy's keeper made four very good saves, according to Holden.

"The saves were insane," she said.

Neither team was able to score in the closing half and the Jackrabbits prevailed 3-1.

"Now we have to get mentally ready and we must have two more wins to even get a sniff at playoffs," said Holden.

Grandview (1-4, 2-9-1) tomorrow (Saturday) travels to Wapato to face the Wolves in a league match-up.

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