WAPATO - The Grandview girls soccer team this past Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak, performed like the team Coach Anne Holden knows they are, earning a 4-1 win over the Wolves in their own den.
It didn't take but six minutes for the Lady 'Hounds to take the first nip at their opponent. Senior Karissa Trinidad set up junior Jamila Shafer, sending the younger teammate a pass that Shafer was able to capitalize on.
Wapato took the ball toward the Grandview goal five minutes later to equalize the match 1-1. Joclyn Espinoza of the Wolves had an open opportunity and booted the ball into the back of the net without assistance.
Trinidad wasn't finished with Wapato, however. She maneuvered herself past the Wolves defense and spotted teammate Oryian Matheny, who was lying in wait. Matheny eyed the sweet spot and shot the ball past the Wapato keeper to give Grandview a 2-1 advantage at the 29-minute mark.
The score held through the remainder of the opening half, but it took just one minute for Matheny to break through the Wolves' defensive stance once the teams took to the field for the second stanza.
She and Trinidad connected within scoring range and finished with a shot from Trinidad that soared into the back of the net.
Wapato attempted a counterattack, but was unable to get past the Lady 'Hounds, who dominated possession for 18 shots on goal.
The final goal came in the 57th minute. It was Trinidad who secured her second goal of the day thanks to an assist by Biviana Rivera.
Wapato keeper Elia Martinez had a busy match with 14 saves.
Grandview keeper Madison Trevino could have knitted a sweater, having been put on alert for four saves on five attempts.
Holden said, "This win is the first league win for the Lady 'Hounds and comes on the back of two heartbreaking losses."
She said she was proud of the execution on the part of her players.
Grandview (1-2, 5-5) tomorrow (Tuesday) will host the Selah Vikings.