GRANDVIEW — It began as most state soccer matches do, with both teams playing evenly during the early going while probing for an advantage.
Then in the 30th minute, it happened.
Thirty seconds after Grandview’s Elmer Campuzano made a save on a penalty kick Tuesday, Martin Barragan scored off an assist from Victor Valencia, and the Greyhounds rode the dramatic momentum shift to a 4-0 victory over East Valley-Spokane in Class 2A competition at Rich Leenhouts Stadium.
Having reached the quarterfinals, Grandview (16-3) will host the winner of today’s West Valley at Cheney match on Friday.
“That was a two-goal swing,” Hounds coach Anne Holden said. “It turned the game on its head.”
Up 1-0 at halftime, Grandview got penalty kicks from Edwin Salgado in the 51st minute and again in the 60th minute. In the 69th minute, Ricardo Serrato capped the scoring with an assist from Ismael Montez.
Campuzano made six saves for the shutout.
But his stop of the aforementioned penalty kick was the biggest.
“That was huge,” Holden said. “To that point in the game, things were fairly even. Both teams had chances. Then after we stopped their PK and scored, you could just feel it — you could feel the momentum all the way across the pitch.
“And the young man who scored on our penalty kicks was very deserving. He was the one who was beaten up and taken down in the box.”
First half: 1, Grandview, Martin Barragan (Victor Valencia), 31:00.
Second half: 2, Grandview, Edwin Salgado (penalty kick), 51:00; 3, Grandview, Salgado (penalty kick), 60:00; 4, Grandview, Ricardo Serrato (Ismael Montez), 69:00.
Saves: Adam Bromley (EV) 6; Elmer Campuzano (G) 6.