PROSSER – Grandview Coach Anne Holden said she knew last night’s league rivalry match against Prosser was going to be intense.
That’s why the Greyhounds started an early attack, dictating the match from the outset to secure a 2-1 win.
The effort was rewarded early on. Grandview’s Fabian Lua scored the first goal at the 12-minute mark when he launched a corner kick to the near post, beating Prosser keeper Juan Gomez by curling the ball inside the post.
The Greyhounds established the tempo of the match, threatening the goal box several more times before intermission.
At halftime, Grandview maintained its 1-0 lead.
“Prosser was only able to mount a few threats, but freshman varsity keeper Antonio Garcia (of Grandview) made the saves he was supposed to make,” said Holden.
Four minutes into the second half of the match, the Greyhounds hit pay dirt again. Midfielder Israel Gonzalez was able to head a corner kick assisted by Lua for the goal that would secure the win.
“We created some very good scoring chances, but could only manage to put away two of those chances, which meant that the game was not beyond Prosser’s reach,” said Holden.
Prosser was able to make its only goal in the 60th minute. Daniel Lopez delivered a pass to Luis Fernandez, who slipped it past Garcia.
Grandview made a total of 12 scoring attempts and limited Prosser to just three.
Garcia recorded two saves, while Gomez shut the door on the back of the net 10 times.
“We did enough to get the win and at the end of the day…that is always the objective,” said Holden.
The Greyhounds (5-0, 6-5) will tomorrow (Saturday) travel to Othello. Grandview has hopes of avenging the 5-1 loss to the Huskies it sustained in non-league play last month.
“Both teams are undefeated in league competition,” noted Holden, stating the match promises to be exciting.