Fetters strikes twice to send Bruins to playoffs
Barlow finishes in third place after Thursday's 3-1 road win at David Douglas
6A GIRLS SOCCER
Mount Hood Conference
The Barlow girls soccer team held off a scare during a wild five-minute stretch of the second half to down David Douglas 3-1 Thursday night and secure a spot into the 6A playoff bracket.
Barlow was clinging to a 1-0 lead as the intensity ramped up midway through the second half, expressing itself when the referee issued three yellow cards in quick succession one against the sideline for delay of the game.
Barlows Keely Fetters seemed to defuse the situation when she split a defender and the goalie to boot the ball into an empty net for a 2-0 lead with 19:57 to play.
But David Douglas didnt let down.
Less than a minute later, the Scots converted a penalty kick to get back within striking distance. Twenty seconds later, David Douglas was attacking the goal once more with Brittany Beach and Lacey Jones working a give-and-go that forced Barlow goalie Alex Qualls to scoop up a difficult one-hopper at the post.
Fetters would eventually decide the contest with her second goal of the night coming with three minutes to play.
The Bruins (3-1-3) leapfrogged Central Catholic to finish third in the final Mount Hood Conference standings. The Rams lost 1-0 to Gresham on Thursday.
Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 28, print edition.
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