Drey lifts Tro­jans over C.dock

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

Tasked with tak­ing a free NLFN Ln WKH finDO PRPHnWs, the only thing Wis­sahickon’s Cailin drey wanted to do was put the ball into the back of the net.

“I don’t usu­ally take those, so I knew it was a shot from there,” drey said. “So, I just wDs FRn­fiGHnW DnG LW DFWuDOOy went in.”

drey’s ef­fort from about 3M yards out found its way over the out­stretched arms of Christo­pher Dock goal­keepHr AOyssD /HLsWHr wLWK RnOy 54 sec­onds left in the sec­ond half as the vis­it­ing Tro­jans girls soc­cer team earned a 2-1 non-league win over the Pi­o­neers Tues­day af­ter­noon.

“It felt re­ally good,” she said. “Be­cause I knew that we won on that goal, so it was nice.”

drey had both goals for Wis­sahickon (1-1), break­ing a score­less tie close to 16 PLnuWHs DIWHr KDOIWLPH. Christo­pher Dock (M-1) would pull even with un­der fiYH PLnuWHs WR JR Rn D SKHD Neal goal, but drey pre­vented over­time with her late hero­ics.

“They were dom­i­nat­ing a lot of the game, but it was good to get those goals in for the team, be­cause at the end we were work­ing hard,” drey said.

The Pi­o­neers con­trolled most of the pos­ses­sion, but only Neal could con­vert

on the hand­ful of scor­ing chances Dock had in the con­test. Some were calmly saved by Tro­jans keeper oachel Stone, while Mat­ta­syn Shisler was twice de­nied by the goal frame.

“A lot of it was un­lucky. And then a lot of it has to do with just work­ing on our shots and get­ting our shot down,” Neal said. “Over­all, I think we were in their end more, if not just as much as they were on our end. So I think the game, we eas­ily could have won, we just needed to put it to­gether.”

De­spite the sea­son-open­ing de­feat, Dock coach oay Hess was still pos­i­tive about what he saw from the de- fend­ing Dis­trict One Class A champs.

“I thought we played well and I’m ex­tremely happy with the way that we’re play­ing. So, and we can only get bet­ter,” he said. “We’re string­ing some nice passes to­gether, things like that. We got a lot of op­tions with peo­ple, mov­ing them front and back and all sorts of things. I got to see some of that to­day, even though we didn’t win.”

Wis­sahickon started its year last Fri­day with a 5-1 home loss to nu­ak­er­town, but the Tro­jans made some ad­just­ments that drey said were EHQH­fiFLDO LQ 7UHSGDY’S WLQ.

“We did change some lines up, we did change our de­fense a lit­tle bit, so that we’re stronger and faster in the back. And , WKLQN LW GH­fiQLWHOY KHOSHG,” she said. “Anna (Chiodo-Or­tiz) she was, ac­tu­ally, I think she played left and she was GH­fiQLWHOY D KHOS LQ SWRSSLQJ the break­aways.”

An er­rant goal kick by Christo­pher Dock led to drey putting the Tro­jans up 1-M in the sec­ond half. drey got the EDOO DRRUQG PLG­fiHOG, FRQWLQued to­wards the Pi­o­neers’ net, then un­leashed a low shot past Leis­ter at 24:15.

Neal col­lected the equal­izer for Christo­pher Dock with 4:11 left, tak­ing a pass from Olivia Seavy and beat­ing Stone with a strike to the near post.

“It was a per­fect pass,” Neal said. “Our whole strat­egy is try­ing to play it be­hind their de­fense, be­cause we’re run­ning on it gives us an ad­van­tage and it’s re­ally nice when we’re able to do that. The speed of the ball was played re­ally nicely.”

Be­fore drey’s gamewin­ner, Dock came close to pulling ahead, but Shisler was de­nied by the right post. The Dock sopho­more also KLW WKH IRDPH LQ WKH fiRSW KDOI af­ter get­ting be­hind the Wis­sahickon de­fense.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / GE­OFF PATTON

Wis­sahickon’s Meghan Guzewicz and Christo­pher Dock’s Eden Nafziger bat­tle for pos­ses­sion of the ball dur­ing Tues­day’s non-league ac­tion.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Soud­er­ton’s Caitlin Duddy and North Penn’s Macken­zie Daniels bat­tle for a ball in the air dur­ing Thurs­day’s Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence ac­tion.

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