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Gophers get winning goal with 10 to play

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Amaya Lacey walks through the handshake line after hitting both of the Gophers goals Thursday night.

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OREGON CITY — Gresham's Amaya Lacey notched a pair of second half goals to lift the Gophers to a 2-1 win over Oregon City on Thursday night.

The Gophers tied the score 15 minutes into the second half when Madison Allen fired a sharp-angled shot on target from near the sideline. The attempt clipped the goalie and rolled to the far side where Lacey put it away into the open net.

As the clock ticked to near 10 minutes left, Gresham earned a free kick deep in Oregon City's end that soon turned into a corner kick chance by Sophia Hanefeld. She sent a high ball into the box. Oregon City failed to clear it, and Lacey hit a shot through a crowd for the winning goal.

The Pioneers made several dangerous runs over the late stages, including a free kick from 30 yards out that sailed over the crossbar.

Gresham (3-1-1) finishes the week in second place in the Mount Hood standings — one point ahead of Central Catholic and Barlow.

Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 20, print edition.

View a photo gallery from the match at daveball.exposuremanager.com.