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Lady 'Hounds notch first win of year

QUINCY - "We finally put everything together," said Grandview Soccer Coach Anne Holden, speaking of her team's shutout of the Quincy Jackrabbits last night.

The Lady 'Hounds traveled to Quincy and secured the first win of the season, 5-0.

Grandview had 12 attempts at the goal and kept the Jackrabbits playing defense throughout the match, said Holden. The Quincy keeper kept the ball from making it into the net seven times.

Quincy was only able to make it through Grandview's defense four times and failed to score as keeper Jamila Shafer prevented the ball from making it past the crossbars.

The scoring was opened up by Grandview's Vicky Chambers in the third minute of the opening half. She received the ball from teammate Oryian Matheny and converted it into a goal.

Nine minutes later, it was Matheny who scored on an assist from teammate Karissa Trinidad.

Grandview continued to pressure the Jackrabbit defense and made several attempts to get the ball in the goal, but was unable to do so before halftime.

The Lady 'Hounds had a 2-0 advantage at halftime.

It took approximately nine minutes after the second half began before Trinidad capitalized on a scoring opportunity. She scored the goal in the 49th minute on an assist by Matheny.

Six minutes later teammates Marissa Caballero and Brenda Ruiz connected for another Lady 'Hound goal. Caballero gained possession of the ball and kicked a quick pass to Ruiz, who scored.

The final goal was made eight minutes before the end of the match.

Grandview's Miranda Ebbelaar assisted Matheny in scoring the goal at the 72-minute mark.

"All-in-all it was a good performance," said Holden.

She said her team was full of enthusiasm and "up tempo play."

The level of play by the Lady Greyhounds had her pleased. Holden said the Lady 'Hounds "didn't play down to their opponents.

"There's nothing better than scoring...not letting frustrations from missed opportunities build," said the coach.

Grandview (1-1, 1-3-3) will tomorrow (Thursday) host Royal in a non-league match-up.

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