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Grandview ekes out third tie of young season

WAPATO - Grandview's non-league match-up with Wapato this past Saturday ended in a 1-1 tie.

It's the Lady Greyhounds' third tie of the season in four non-league matches the girls soccer team has played thus far this season.

Saturday's match was going the Lady Greyhounds' way until the 70-minute mark.

Grandview kept the Wapato defense on its toes throughout the match.

In the first half it was the Lady 'Hounds that chiseled away at the Wolves and capitalized on an opportunity to score. Karissa Trinidad scored at the 30-minute mark unassisted.

There were a plethora of scoring attempts, according to Grandview Anne Holden.

Grandview Assistant Coach Jolynn Hammer said the Lady 'Hounds made seven first-half scoring attempts at the Wolves goal.

Grandview led the match 1-0 at halftime and kept trying to score in the second half.

The Lady 'Hounds made 10 more attempts, but weren't able to capitalize on any of those opportunities.

"We were passing and connecting...we just couldn't finish," said Hammer.

She said the Wolves were an aggressive team, with one player punching a Grandview player.

"There were many fouls," said Hammer, stating the match was filled with action.

Wapato went on the offensive and was able to make a total of five attempts at goal, but Grandview was able to stop their opponents from capitalizing until the ball made it past the crossbars at the 70-minute mark.

"It was wet and rainy, but Grandview dominated the match," said Hammer, stating her team just has to learn how to make good on the shots on goal.

She said the team has a lot going for it, including control of the ball.

"We had to set the plays up and link...we did a lot of through balls," said Hammer.

Grandview (0-1-3) and Wapato will meet up again for a league match Saturday, Oct. 22, but tomorrow (Tuesday) the Lady 'Hounds will host Prosser for another non-league match-up.

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