GRANGER - The Grandview Greyhound soccer team suffered a 3-0 non-league loss yesterday to Granger.
"I expected the game to be much closer," said Greyhound Coach Anne Holden.
She said the score surprised her, but she is pleased for 1A Granger, hoping the Spartans will have a good season.
Ulyses Arenas of Granger scored in the 20th minute of the match-up.
Teammate Freddy Reyes at the 50-minute mark scored the second goal on an assist by Esau Cervantes.
The Greyhound defense kept the Spartans from scoring again until there were just 10 minutes left on the clock.
It was then that Rafael Arredondo of Granger passed the ball to teammate Edwin Zamudio for the final goal of the match.
"It's obvious we didn't control the things we needed to control," said Holden.
Grandview keeper Elmer Campuzano had eight saves on 11 attempts at the crossbars.
Granger's keeper made seven saves.
Spartan Coach Alejandro Ortiz said it was a "friendly match of Granger versus Grandview."
Grandview (1-3) tomorrow (Saturday) will travel to East Valley for the first league match-up of the season.