Gresham girls switch the field, head to playoffs
Therese Nahimana nets a breakaway goal to secure the win with 30 minutes to play
6A GIRLS SOCCER
Mount Hood Conference
The Gresham girls soccer team struck early in each half to collect a 2-0 home win over Centennial on Tuesday night.
Puka Ahina started the scoring in the games first five minutes for a lead that would carry into intermission.
Centennial had a solid chance at the equalizer early in the second half when Rebecca Wheeler played a ball across the field where Tara Phanakhone took over and made a deep run down the left side. She fired a shot from about 5 yards out, but Gresham goalie Ali Rojas knocked it down with two hands.
Play quickly shifted to the other end, and the Gophers found their insurance goal on a breakaway by Therese Nahimana.
The Gophers (4-2-0) clinched a playoff spot with the win and can claim second place in the MHC with a win or tie against Central Catholic on Thursday night at Delta Park.
Look for expanded match coverage in the Friday, Oct. 24, print edition.
View a photo gallery from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
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