Soccer teams fall short of victories

— The Vikings, Granger and Sunnyside soccer teams lost last night.

Mabton

The Vikings suffered a homecoming loss, 4-0, to Warden.

Bailey Whitney of the Cougars scored the first goal in the 15th minute, and the final goal in the 65th minute.

The other two goals were the result of an attack by Aubrey Sknoe in the 34th and 55th minutes.

“It was a tough match,” Mabton coach Junior Garcia said.

Mabton had eight shots on goal, all of which were denied by Warden keeper Ali Conahn.

Britnee Guerrero, the Vikings keeper, was kept busy defending the goal. She shut down 12 of Warden’s 16 shots.

“We had a good couple of chances to score, but were unlucky,” Garcia said.

He credits the Cougars’ defense for shutting out the Vikings. “They did a good job,” he said.

Mabton, too, played hard, Garcia said.

“It came down to Warden putting their shots away,” he said.

The Vikings (0-3, 0-5) are scheduled to travel to Royal for a 6 p.m. match Tuesday.

Granger

The Spartans lost to host Wahluke, 3-5.

The Warriors controlled the first half of the match, scoring three goals. Liliana Telaya opened scoring in the 8th minute of play.

On her way to a hat trick, she scored again in the 28th minute.

With two minutes until the halftime whistle, Juliana Barajas broke through Granger’s defense to get the ball between the crossbars.

In the second half, Telaya scored her third goal off an assist by Barajas at the 54-minute mark.

Eight minutes later, the Spartans got on the scoreboard when Cynthia Cuevas scored.

After meeting Wahluke at centerfield, Anahi Collas of the Spartans gained control of the ball and delivered it to Cuevas for the second goal in two minutes.

The Warriors were determined and battled back to score their final goal with 7 minutes on the clock. Blanca Gutierrez was credited for getting it past Granger keeper Jasmin Rodriguez.

A penalty was called against Wahluke at the 76th minute and Collas capitalized on the free kick to account for the final 5-3 loss.

Rodriguez recorded nine saves, while her counterpart, Brenda Nolasto, had six.

Granger had nine shots on goal and the Warriors had 14.

“We came out with more intensity in the second half, but we have to put together a full match,” Spartans coach Stephanie King said.

“Jasmin had big saves to keep us in the match,” she noted.

Granger (2-3) hosts College Place at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Sunnyside

Sunnyside’s match at Wenatchee remained scoreless through the first half of action last night.

“We stayed with them throughout most of the match,” Grizzlies coach Elizabeth Garcia said.

However, the Panthers prevailed, 1-0.

That’s due to a penalty shot that made it between the crossbars with just eight minutes until the final whistle.

Gretta Wiersma scored the game-winning goal.

“There weren’t many shots on goal — most of the match was played in the center,” Garcia said.

She said the Grizzlies didn’t attack the goal much in the first half.

“We were more aggressive in the second half,” Garcia said.

Sunnyside keeper Morgan Duim denied five shots on goal, while Wenatchee’s Haley Matthews stopped the ball from hitting the back of the net seven times.

Sunnyside (1-2, 1-4-1) hosts Eastmont at 7 p.m. Tuesday.



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