Eagles break through in 55th minute to beat Douglas
Rebecca Wheeler scores on a breakaway to give Centennial the 1-0 win
6A GIRLS SOCCER
Mount Hood Conference
Centennial High rookie Rebecca Wheeler dribbled into the 18-yard box, cut behind her defender and sent a shot toward the goal only to see David Douglas keeper Kiara Hoffman make the stop. As Wheeler dropped her head and retreated to the midfield, her coach Kelsey Birkhofer implored her to keep the attacks coming.
That encouragement paid off a couple minutes later when Wheeler beat two defenders to a roller down the sideline and beat the keeper with a sharp-angled shot from the left side.
The Eagles survived a series of David Douglas threats over the final 20 minutes, including a pair of free kicks from short range, to escape with the 1-0 victory.
Centennial (2-2-1) plays at Gresham (3-2-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a match with playoff implications.
Look for expanded match coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 21, print edition.
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