Gophers put up first three goals to beat Centennial
Amber Peschka scores twice in Greshams 3-1 win Thursday night
The Gresham girls soccer team stayed unbeaten in the Mount Hood Conference with a convincing 3-1 win over Centennial on Thursday night.
The Gophers put the match out of reach 31 seconds into the second half when Bailey Allen made a throw-in at midfield, feeding teammate Aileen Cruz-Velasco for a run down the right side. She took four strides along the edge of the 18-yard box before looping a high ball to the far post.
Greshams Amber Peschka was in position to deflect the ball into the net for a 3-0 lead.
That was huge, giving us a bigger cushion, Gresham coach Kathy Childress said. Once you get it to three goals, it starts to feel out of reach.
Peschka and Cruz-Velasco accounted for the teams two first-half goals.
Centennial broke up the shut out with 30 minutes to play when Abbi Eyestone pounced on a rebound at the front of the goal and put it past the keeper from about 5 yards out.
Look for extended match coverage in the Tuesday, Sept. 18, edition of The Outlook.
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