The Eagles move into second place in the Mt. Hood Conferecne with the victory over the Bruins.

GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Centennial's Najib Tajik gains possession of the ball.

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GRESHAM — On Centennial's senior night, it would be a freshman that would end up bringing a much needed spark to the Centennial offense.

After nearly 60 minutes of scoreless soccer, Centennial forward Aye Doh Chan netted a pair of goals in a six-minute stretch as the Eagles (5-5-2, 3-1-1 MHC) would go onto defeat Barlow (0-11-1, 0-4-1, MHC) by a score of 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Senior forward Eduardo Rivas would score the other two goals for the Eagles.

"I didn't think I played well in the first half, but my teammates kept supporting me all the way through. That's what kept me going," Doh Chan said. "I played with no fear."

Centennial was coming off of a 4-2 loss at Central Catholic on Monday. It was the first time that the Eagles defense had been scored on in Mt. Hood Conference play, so it was crucial to head coach Todd Saks that his team responded in their game with the Bruins.

"Getting back to clean sheet was really important to us. We talked about it (Tuesday) at practice," Saks said. "We take pride in what we do defensively."

The Eagles had numerous scoring chances in the first half, but weren't able to capitalize on any of them. Tahj Pamphille, Alejandro Ventura and Doh Chan all had high-quality shots-on-goal, but were turned away thanks to some solid defensive play from Barlow.

Look for extended coverage in the Oct. 13 print edition.

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