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Hats off to Bravo and the Scots

David Douglas is one of three MHC teams to reach the quarterfinals, hosting Grants Pass on Saturday afternoon

Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: TROY WAYRYNEN - Carlos Bravos makes a move toward the goal during Wednesdays 4-1 home win over McMinnville. He finished the night with three goals.

2nd round playoffs

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David Douglas

Carlos Bravo could not be stopped Wednesday night, putting together a hat trick to pace No. 7 David Douglas to a 4-1 win over No. 10 McMinnville in the second round of the OSAA 6A boys soccer playoffs.

Bravo converted a penalty shot and a free kick near the top of the 18-yard box to put Douglas up 2-0 at the half. But he saved his most exciting strike for the clincher in the second half — a free kick from near the sideline that zipped into the far top corner from 40 yards out to make it 4-0 Scots with 33:35 to play.

“He’s deadly on a set piece. He lines up over the ball and if there is any opening, he’s going to take it,” Scots coach Logan Marquardt said. “He has always wanted the big moment.”

The win keeps David Douglas on its home field for Saturday’s quarterfinals after Grants Pass upset No. 2 South Eugene 1-0.

The Mount Hood Conference has three teams in the OSAA’s Elite Eight after Central Catholic came alive in overtime for a 3-1 win over South Salem and Clackamas surprised No. 5 Westview 4-3 — also in extra minutes.

Look for expanded match coverage in the Friday, Nov. 7, print edition.

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

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