WATER POLO: Centennial girls pick up first league win
by: David Ball, Barlow goalkeeper Aaron Hansen looks for a passing lane after blocking a shot in the second half of the Bruins' 15-7 win against David Douglas on Thursday.

Barlow goalie Aaron Hansen finished the game with a big red patch on his chest and a huge smile on his face after leading the Bruins' to a key 15-7 water polo win against David Douglas on Thursday night.

The Bruins scored four straight goals to recover from an early deficit. Hansen highlighted the charge by holding the Scots' scoreless in the second quarter, while guarding the goal in the shallow end of the pool.

'They were just shooting it right at me, so I have red marks all over,' Hansen said.

The Bruins took a 6-3 lead into halftime after Isaac Collmer and Joel Mattecheck connected on perimeter shots late in the half. Barlow maintained its lead the rest of the way, putting the game out of reach by outscoring the Scots 7-1 in the fourth period.

David Douglas won the girls match 18-4, led by Melanie Nellor with seven goals. The Scots (5-0) are the only unbeaten team in the league.

In other Mount Hood action, the goalie Allie Lilly almost picked up a shutout during Centennial's 8-1 girls win against Gresham. The Gophers won the boys match 18-7, led by Trevor Bartee with six goals.

Look for expanded water polo coverage in the Saturday, Sept. 30, edition of the Gresham Outlook.>/em>

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