Greyhounds hand Ellensburg 8-1 loss

by Jennie McGhan

ELLENSBURG – For the second time this season, the Grandview boys soccer team has defeated Ellensburg.

Earlier in the 2015 campaign, the Greyhounds blanked the Bulldogs 3-0 in a non-league affair.

Last night, Grandview defeated its host 8-1 in CWAC League action.

Ellensburg’s lone goal was the first score of the match. At the 9-minute mark Cristian Barriento delivered the ball into the back of the net off a pass by Uriel Gonzalez.

But, the ‘Hounds equalized the match just four minutes later with a goal by Jonathan Mata.

Grandview capitalized on the momentum and at the 19-minute mark hit paydirt again. Carlos Ramos booted the ball between the crossbars to give the Greyhounds a 2-1 advantage.

An insurance goal for Grandview came in the 35th minute of the match. Victor Valencia delivered the ball to teammate Alejandro Martinez, who booted it into the back of the net.

The Greyhounds, who sit at the top of the CWAC standings and are ranked No. 10 in the state, weren’t finished with the Bulldogs.

Grandview, just two mintues into the closing half, scored its fourth goal. Sam Cuevas was credited for getting the ball into the back of the net.

Four minutes later, Martinez maneuvered himself into position for another goal to up the score to 5-1.

Mata found the back of the net for Grandview again in the 50th minute of the match.

It was Israel Gonzalez and Ramos who scored in the 56th and 77th minutes of the match, respectively, to secure the 8-1 victory for Grandview.

Grandview keeper Antonio Garcia recorded eight saves.

Oscar Munguia of Ellensburg denied Grandview two times.

The Greyhounds (7-0, 11-3) return to the pitch at Rich Leenhouts Stadium against Quincy at noon this coming Saturday.

‑ Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email


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