‘Hounds soccer rout the Mustangs, 6-0

Captain Israel Gonzalez records hat trick

— The Grandview soccer team routed CWAC rival Prosser, 6-0, at home last night.

The ‘Hounds got on the score sheet only six minutes into the game with captain Israel Gonzalez making the opening goal on his way to a hat trick.

At the 13-minute mark Alex Martinez netted a goal to double the lead, 2-0, for Grandview.

With only two minutes left in the opening half Chayo Arriaga made it 3-0, just moments before half time whistle.

The Greyhounds came out firing scoring two goals in the opening ten minutes of the second half.

Alex Martinez grabbed a brace after scoring in the 44th minute. Israel Gonzalez scored the next goal only three minutes later to give the Greyhounds a 5-0 advantage.

Grandview controlled the tempo of the game, continuing to create chances and were awarded in the final minutes of the game. Gonzalez scored his third goal of the match to complete his hat trick.

“We played good as a team the full 80 minutes which is something we didn’t do against Ephrata,” assistant coach Adrian Morales said.

Grandview had 12 shots on target. Goalkeeper Antonio Garcia making four saves.

Prosser had four shots on goal with Marcos Mendoza getting six saves.

The ‘Hounds 3-1 in league and 7-3-1 overall are in a four-way tie for second place in the CWAC. They host East Valley tomorrow at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

JV action begins at 4 p.m. and varsity takes to the pitch at 6 p.m.

“Any team in this league can beat anyone and we know East Valley is a tough team so we’re going to have to play a solid game,” head coach Anne Holden said.

SUNNYSIDE

WENATCHEE — The Grizzlies soccer team won its second meeting against the Panthers, 2-1, last night.

Sunnyside fell to Wenatchee earlier in the season at home, 1-0, and avoided a two-game skid with the win.

The game was back and forth in the first half with the Grizzlies breaking the deadlock. In the 17th minute Joel Flores sent in a cross that Gonzalo Frausto placed into the net to give his team a 1-0 lead.

It looked like Sunnyside was going to maintain the lead into halftime, but Wenatchee’s Jason Shepard netted a goal just prior the half to tie it up.

“We played great for 38 minutes and relaxed for the final minutes which cost us the goal,” assistant coach Tim Gjefle said.

In the opening 15 minutes of the second half the Panthers applied pressure on the Grizzlies, but were unable to score.

“Our defense held strong and after those opening minutes we were able to find to control the game again,” Gjefle said.

In the 62nd minute Sunnyside’s Francisco Lagunas delivered the ball to Frausto, who scored his tenth goal of the season to take the lead.

The Grizzlies defense held up and was able to get the win, 2-1, at Wenatchee.

Sunnyside had seven shots on goal and keeper Carlos Hernandez recorded five saves.

Wenatchee had seven shots on target with their goalkeeper making four saves.

The Grizzlies are second in the league with a 6-3 record and 8-3 overall. They travel to Prosser to play the Mustangs in a non-league match on Saturday. Kick-off begins at 10 a.m. at Prosser Soccer Complex.

MABTON

MABTON — The Mabton soccer team completed the season swept over Granger beating them, 3-2, last night.

The Vikings previously won 4-2 in penalties earlier in the season.

In the beginning of the game Granger got ahead with Israel Roman making the first goal in the 12th minute.

Just three minutes passed before Mabton’s Jorge Espinoza scored the equalizer. The Vikings continued to press Granger’s defense and made another goal in the 30th minute. Captain Oscar Aguilar successfully took the shot to end the half, 2-1.

In the second half of the match the Spartans tied it up with Rolando Guzman finding the back of the net in the 60th minute.

With things all tied up, Aguilar made a second goal off a free kick, giving Mabton a 3-2 lead in the 65th minute.

Granger had a few more opportunities to tie the game, but wasn’t able to capitalize as they settled for the loss.

“We were short handed players again and we played with all we had against a tough opponent,” Granger coach Salvador Mendoza said.

Mabton had 10 shots on target. Keeper Jose Camacho made eight stops.

Granger had 16 shots on target and Angel Padilla recorded nine saves.

The Vikings host Highland tomorrow at 6 p.m.

The Spartans (3-6-1) travel to Naches to play the Rangers at 4 p.m.

According to Granger coach Mendoza the next game is a must-win if the Spartans have a chance at post season play.

“We beat them (Naches) the first time around. So, hopefully we can get another win to get into the post season,” he said.



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