Wednesday, September 12, 2012
OTHELLO - It wasn't one of Grandview's best soccer matches, according to Coach Anne Holden.
She said the Lady 'Hounds essentially shot themselves in the foot, missing scoring opportunities and giving the Huskies soft goals in last night's non-league match-up.
Miscues were costly for Grandview Tuesday night, giving Othello the advantage.
The first goal of the match came in the 22nd minute. A Husky moved the ball past the Grandview defenders and got the ball into the net.
It took 11 minutes for the Lady 'Hounds to recover. That's when Karissa Trinidad connected with Oryian Matheny to equalize the match.
Matheny was responsible for getting the ball between the crossbars.
Othello was undeterred, however, and fought back across the field to score just five minutes later, at the 37-minute mark.
The Huskies had a 2-1 lead at halftime and the momentum was in their favor.
It took just two minutes into the closing half before Othello scored again.
That's the point where Grandview first faltered, giving the Huskies "an easy slot away" by missing a marking assignment.
Lady 'Hounds Marissa Caballero and Matheny were determined to overcome the miscue. The duo paired up and battled back to get the ball past the Othello defenders at the 57-minute mark.
Matheny spotted Caballero, passed the ball to her teammate and Caballero took a successful shot at the net to narrow the score by one goal, 3-2.
Grandview attempted to equalize the match and made its way toward the Huskies' goal again, however the referees disallowed the next scoring attempt just a few minutes later.
It was at the 65-minute mark that Othello successfully scored the final goal of the match.
Holden said another blind marking assignment from the back cost the Lady 'Hounds the goal.
"We compounded our issues with simple mistakes," said the coach.
Grandview had 13 direct shots on the goal, and the Othello keepers combined to shut the door on those opportunities 11 times.
Othello had just nine missed scoring opportunities, and Madison Trevino, the keeper for the Lady 'Hounds, recorded five saves.
Grandview (2-2) will tomorrow (Thursday) travel to Royal City for another non-league face-off.