YAKIMA – The West Valley Rams ended the regular season 10-0 in CWAC play, 16-0 overall. In the process the Rams blanked Grandview 10-0 this past Saturday and brought an end to the Lady Greyhounds’ season.
“We went into the match without seven of our players, amongst them were some key players,” said Grandview Coach Anne Holden.
She said the team rallied to keep up with West Valley, setting a goal of keeping the match within 10 goals.
“All our seniors played to the end and that’s what they needed to do as leaders…no matter what the score was,” Holden said.
The Rams scored seven goals in the opening half. Courtney Wells got a hat trick, and teammate Abby Gaulke contributed to two of those goals. Gaulke scored a goal of her own in the opening half.
In the closing half Gaulke scored again for her own hat trick.
Grandview keeper Madison Trevino was kept busy. She was able to shut the door on nine of West Valley’s scoring attempts.
Rams keeper Stephanie Gibson recorded just two saves.
Holden said the Lady Greyhounds will be losing a number of seniors this year, but her younger players are very strong. Nena Milanez, Biviana Rivera and Aressa Trevino were among the players that show promise for the 2014 campaign.
“We finished one spot out of the postseason this year…the future is very bright,” said Holden.
“There were some very close matches this year and some were costly like the match against Toppenish.”
Holden said she is proud of how well the Lady ‘Hounds (3-7, 5-11) competed through the 2013 campaign and she is looking forward to next season.