Granger blanks Goldendale

Sunnyside, Mabton girls lose matches

— The high school girls soccer team got its first win of the season, doing so in great fashion.

The Spartans defeated Goldendale, 10-0, last night.

Granger dominated the match, attacking the goal 23 times.

Faith Hastings and Haley Bigbee of Goldendale combined for 13 saves.

Scoring eight of the Spartans’ 10 goals was Cynthia Cuevas. She booted the ball between the crossbars without assistance in the 1st, 15th, 17th, 28th and 33rd minutes.

In the 35th minute, Anahi Collas collected a goal on a cross from Yaneli Torres to give Granger a 6-0 lead at halftime.

Cuevas hit another hot streak, scoring in the 50th, 55th and 63rd minutes.

Granger coach Stephanie King said the forward made those goals unassisted, as well.

“Cynthia was finally hitting the corners,” the coach said.

Collas scored the final goal of the match with 3 minutes on the clock. Maya Daniel dished the ball to her and she capitalized on the opportunity.

Granger keeper Jasmin Rodriguez shut down the Timberwolves’ attack. Goldendale made four scoring attempts.

“It’s finally time my offense got going,” King said of the win. “I’m just very pleased and hope the trend continues.”

Granger, 1-2, will compete at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Zillah.

Mabton 0, Connell 4

The Vikings lost to host Connell, 0-4, last night.

“Having a lot of inexperienced players makes it difficult,” Mabton coach Junior Garcia said. “For some this is the first time ever touching the ball.”

In spite of its inexperience, Garcia said the team “fought hard.”

A couple of mistakes in the back allowed the Eagles to score, he said.

Vikings keeper Britnee Guerrero was busy, shutting down 14 of Connell’s scoring attempts.

But, Genesis Morfin slipped the ball past Guerrero in the 10th and 62nd minutes, Ana Hernandez scored in the 15th minute and Vahira Barragan was hit pay dirt with 7 minutes on the clock.

“They were on us most of the match,” Garcia said of Connell.

Mabton had 7 direct scoring attempts, but were denied by Eagles keeper Mattie Mauseth.

“We had more chances, but didn’t take them,” Garcia said.

The Vikings return to the pitch at 6 p.m. in Cle Elum on Tuesday.

Sunnyside 0, West Valley 6

The Rams defeated Sunnyside, 6-0, last night.

Grizzlies coach Elizabeth Garcia did not report statistics by press time.

Sunnyside hosts Eisenhower at 7 p.m. Tuesday.



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