Wednesday, October 5, 2011
GRANDVIEW - The game started out promising for the Lady Greyhounds on their home turf against Selah yesterday.
First to score was Lady Greyhound Marissa Caballero in the 15th minute on an assist from Oryian Matheny. Two minutes before halftime Selah's Ashley Kuhlmann answered back to tie the game, 1-1.
Greyhound Coach Anne Holden said the game was a close call.
"I don't think Selah expected us to play like we did," she said.
Selah's Kylie Ott broke the tie unassisted in the 66th minute. Ott scored again six minutes later, leaving the Lady Greyhounds trailing by two.
"(Selah) thought they had put the game away," she said. "They didn't expect us to answer back."
But Grandview came roaring back, with Matheny scoring in the 75th minute on an assist from Karissa Trinidad.
"The game was back on, 3-2," Holden added.
Holden said Grandview came into the game with two league losses and Selah didn't expect a fight.
"We wanted to send a message to other teams; even though our record might not show it, we will give it our all," she said.
Unfortunately for the Lady Greyhounds soccer team, Grandview was unable to score again, leaving the field with a 3-2 loss.
"Both teams really gave it their all," she added.
Selah had nine shots on goal while Grandview had eight. Grandview keeper Jamila Shafer recorded six saves and Selah keeper Kellie Kuhlmann also had six saves.
Last night's loss brings the Lady Greyhounds' overall record to 2-5-3. Tomorrow night (Thursday) the team will host Mabton in a non-league match. Holden said they hope to prepare for Saturday when the Lady Greyhounds travel to Ephrata.