GRANDVIEW - Although the Grandview soccer team was able to secure a 1-0 victory over the Quincy Jackrabbits, the win came at a cost last night.
The Greyhounds lost Edwin Salgado for a week due to an injury, which earned Grandview a penalty kick.
Jonathan Campuzano capitalized on the opportunity and scored in the eighth minute of the match.
The Greyhounds had a total of 10 scoring opportunities against the Jackrabbits.
Quincy keeper Alex Sanchez denied four of the shots.
"That, too, came at a cost," said Grandview Coach Anne Holden, who said Sanchez was knocked unconscious by one of his own defenders in the opening half of the match.
Quincy's back-up keeper recorded five saves.
"It was an offensive-minded game," said Holden, stating her team's game plan is to finish on scoring opportunities.
On defense, it was the efforts of Greyhound keeper Elmer Campuzano that secured the shutout. He was able to keep Quincy from getting the ball past the crossbars on five scoring opportunities.
"The rain made the field conditions difficult," said Holden.
She said the field was slippery, making it difficult to maintain physical control. That led to the unfortunate injuries for both teams.
However, the win, said Holden, sets the Greyhounds up for an opportunity to secure third place in the CWAC.
"Playoffs are looming large," said the coach.
Tomorrow (Saturday) Grandview (5-2, 6-7) will host Wapato and next Tuesday the team will travel to Prosser.