Centennial gets first goal in league play for draw with Reynolds
- David Ball
- Gresham Outlook - Sports
Jacob Schultz scores on a header in the 60th minute to bring the Eagles even
The Centennial boys soccer team sent a steady flow of attacks at the Reynolds net over the final 40 minutes Thursday night but came away with only a 1-1 tie the Eagles fourth draw of the season.
Reynolds took a 1-0 lead into intermission on a header by Angel Blackburn around the 20th minute.
Centennial held pressure in the Raiders end for most of the second half, but still found itself on the short end of the scoreboard after seeing a few balls sail over the top and a host of other get gobbled up by Raiders goalie Manuel Tinoco.
The Eagles broke through on what appeared to be a harmless free kick out of the midfield, but Adan Carrillo connected on a perfect ball that came down in the 18-yard box and took a high hop at the mouth of the goal. Teammate Jacob Schultz emerged from a crowd and deflected it into the top corner with a head to knot the score 1-1 with 20:38 to play.
Centennial almost struck again moments later when Greg Blanc put a header on target only to see Tinoco slap it away. Centennial got off another shot on the rebound, but Tinoco was in position at the near post to make another stop.
Tonight Im happy with a tie, Reynolds coach Allan Berry said. I feel we dodged one tonight.
The draw keeps the Raiders (1-1-2) ahead of Centennial (0-1-3) for third place in the Mount Hood Conference, as the league season nears its halfway point.
Look for extended match coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 9, edition of The Outlook.