On the road to improvement, the Greyhound soccer team took a quick trip down the grade to take on the Clarkston Bantams. The drizzling rain and muddy field did not seem to faze Pullman, as they were ready to show Clarkston that it would not be an easy game. Coming out in the first half with their strong defense, the Bantams were in for a rude awakening. Senior Jordyn Wolsborn kept a steady hold on the Bantams offense by restricting progress in Clarkston’s attacking region. The Greyhound’s offensive was slow to develop in the first half. At the end of the first half, Pullman felt confident and ready to complete this game with a win. Many players covered in thick wet mud made the match more difficult, causing falls, heavy feet and tired bodies. The opportunities became limited with only a few set plays allowing our attacks to advance forward. After a long 80-minute battle with the score 0-0, the teams proceeded into not one but two five-minute overtime periods. The teams had to end the games in a Penalty Kick shootout. The Greyhounds were known for strong PK finishes, for that’s how they won their season opener against Shadle Park. Coach Doug Winchell chose his shooting line up to be, Seniors Jocelyn Gross, Brenna Utzman, Emily Harris, and Jordyn Wolsborn, along with Sophomore Abigail Wadsworth. Starting with a quick goal from Gross, Utzman and Harris contributed the final two shots. Unfortunately, the three PKs were not enough to keep the victory dream alive. The Bantams won the shoot off with a score of 3-4, taking home the strenuous game. Quote of the Game: Coach Doug Winchell stated that “We out played them for 65 out of the 80 minutes, it is unfortunate that we weren’t able to score. That’s what lost it for us.”
The Greyhounds travel to West Valley to take on the Eagles on October 11th. Make sure to show your support.