Sunnyside win, 3-0, at home against Rams

Grizzlies secure second place in the league

Granger and La Salle players battle for the loose ball in front of the goal.

Photo by Manny Dimas
Granger and La Salle players battle for the loose ball in front of the goal.



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Rolando Guzman of Granger dribbles past three La Salle players.

— The Sunnyside soccer team won, 3-0, over West Valley last night to make it three wins in a row.

The Grizzlies came out firing from kick off. Gonzalo Frausto assisted Brian Licona for the first goal of the game in the first minute.

It was Licona’s first goal at the varsity level according to coach Dave Guevara.

The Grizzlies continued to press the Rams defense and in the 35th minute Joel Flores played a through ball for Francisco Lagunas to double the lead.

Just 10 minutes into the second half, Sunnyside’s Joel Flores, who assisted the second goal, added his name to scoresheet.

Flores beat the defender and made it past the keeper to seal the win for the Grizzlies.

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Sunnyside’s Francisco Lagunas shoots the ball towards goal for the second goal of the game.

“They came out with a high intensity and were playing smart throughout the game,” Guevara said.

Sunnyside had nine shots on goal. Keeper Carlos Hernandez recorded two saves.

The Rams were able to get three shots on goal. The goalkeeper Andrew Villegas secured five stops.

The Grizzlies (10-3) travel to Yakima to play Eisenhower (5-8) at 6 p.m. Friday.

GRANGER

GRANGER — Granger soccer won, 3-0, at home against La Salle last night.

The Spartans picked up where they ended in the previous game, pushing forward from the whistle.

In the 15th minute, they were awarded a penalty when one of the Lightning’s players tripped Rolando Guzman in the box.

Guzman stepped up and placed the ball far beyond the keeper’s reach to give his team the lead.

A few minutes later, the Spartans came close again but were denied by the post.

La Salle maintained a strong back line to deny Granger any more goals for the remainder of the half.

In the second half, the Spartans were able to break through.

Jovanni Cervantes scored a goal in the 60th minute.

With five minutes left in the game, Javier Chavez put the game away. He netted the third goal.

“It was good that we were able to get some goals despite La Salle defending most of the game,” coach Salvador Mendoza said.

Christian Salud made four saves for Granger. The team had 14 shots on goal.

The Lightning managed to get four shots on goal.

Granger (5-8-1) plays Cashmere at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

MABTON

MABTON — The Mabton soccer team topped Kiona-Benton, 7-3, last night.

The Vikings opened up the scoring in within six seconds of kick off . They had a, 6-1, lead at the half.

Mabton made changes at the half. The team cruised for the rest of the game to secure a, 7-3, win over the Bears.

“We tried out different players, which slowed down our tempo but they did everything I asked from them,” assistant coach Elizabeth Garcia said.

The Vikings had a strong attacking performance, getting 20 shots on goal. Oscar Aguilar netted a hat trick, Jose Gonzalez made two goals and Jose Morales had a brace to his name. Keeper Jose Camacho kept busy, getting eight saves for the day.

Kiona-Benton had 11 shots on goal. Saul Cordero scored two goals and Gerardo Larios made one. Bears goalkeeper Mario De La Cruz made ten stops.

The Vikings (10-4) host Naches Valley at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

“We are a much better team and are building chemistry with every game,” Garcia said.

GRANDVIEW

GRANDVIEW — The ‘Hounds soccer team will have the opportunity to place first in the league after Toppenish dropped its first match last night, 4-2.

Last years league champions, Grandview (9-3-1) has won the last four games and face Ellensburg (7-7) at 6 p.m. tomorrow.



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