Gulls Move on From Nido Aguila Loss
In a match that would have gone a long way in securing a top-6 finish, the shorthanded Gulls never challenged Club America Nido Aguila Seattle.
Nido Aguila came out of the gate fast, but Grays Harbor was able to withstand their offense, and were able to create some possession of their own. However, miscommunications caused turnovers in the midfield that Nido Aguila turned into 4 counter-attacking goals in the first half.
Victor Corona came the closest to getting Grays Harbor on the board in the first half, but he was unable to get enough of a touch on a bouncing ball to beat Nido Aguila keeper Nate Salveson.
The Gulls made adjustments at halftime that saw them in their attacking third for much of the second half, but Nido Aguila was able to keep Grays Harbor of the scoreboard. Connor Darras nearly scored his first Gulls goal in the 47th minute, but his shot from a tight angle went just over the bar. Cesar Corona also forced the keeper into a diving save on a shot to the lower right post.
After 70 minutes, Nido Aguila scored twice in quick succession on counter attacks to make the score 6-0. With the game out of reach, Darras did put the ball in the back of the net, but was flagged for offside. Just before the final whistle, Enrique Cuevas put a long, left footed shot just over the crossbar.
Coach Drew Grannemann was happy with how hist team played in the second half, but noted he is still waiting to see the team play their best for 90 minutes.
The Gulls now prepare for their final home match of the season. Crossfire Redmond come to Stewart Field on July 6 at 3 pm. The match is the Gulls fan appreciation day and the first 15 fans will receive a Gulls scarf courtesy of Hooper Financial.