Ellie Coulton starts the second half with the winning goal
The Barlow girls soccer team struck early in the second half for what proved to be the winning goal to kick off the Mount Hood Conference season with a 2-1 win over Centennial on Tuesday night.
Ellie Coulton was the difference maker, running onto a pass from Katie Austinson, taking two quick dribbles and firing the ball past the keeper for a 2-0 lead with about 35 minutes to play.
Centennial got one goal back on a penalty shot in the 65th minute, but the final phases of the match were spent mostly in the midfield or in the Eagles half of the field. Centennial didnt manage to get off another shot.
Barlows Emma Lustig scored the nights first goal in the games 24th minute.
In other league action
Central Catholic 4, St. Marys 2
Gresham 4, Reynolds 2
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