Centennial blanks Reynolds 3-0
Mt. Hood Conference
6A Girls Soccer
TROUTDALE — After a tough 1-0 loss to Gresham two days prior, Centennial responded in resounding fashion.
The Eagles got goals from from Sierra Pinheiro, Gabbi Nowodworski and Kaylinn Lawerence to go on and rout Reynolds by a score of 3-0.
"This was a statement game for us after our loss," Centennial head coach Kelsey Birkhofer said. "(Reynolds) played a defense that we had never seen before, but we did a great job of keeping possession of the ball. I was really happy with how we responded, even though we probably should have scored a few more."
Reynolds had a couple of good looks at a goal early on in the first half, but Centennial goalie Bethany Dinh made a pair of stops on shots from Raiders forward Gabby Pulliam.
"One of the main things we need to work on is our conditioning," Reynolds head coach Phil Davis said. "We're not where we need to be and that is why we haven't been keeping up and finishing games as strong as we potentially could."
Scoring has also been a big issue for Reynolds this season as the Raiders have been shutout in four consecutive contests.
"We have been a very defensive-minded team this season, so it's been hard for us to flip the switch," Reynolds midfielder Brianna Riordan said. "Scoring is definitely going to be our top priority at practice right now."
The Raiders battled even with Centennial for the first 35 minutes, but Pinheiro was able to break the scoreless tie with a great cross-field score just over the hands of Reynolds goalkeeper Madelyn Gillespie.
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