Pioneers deck Delco Christian
The end resultI not the number of goals he scoredI was what senior Robby Johnson cared about on a rainy and cool Tuesday afternoon.
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“YRu JRW WR JLvH DOO WKH credit to the people that played me the ballI too. It’s the teamI” Johnson said. “SoI it’s just another game. It’s a win.”
Logan HunsbergerI Ryan 0RyHU DQG (vDQ 7UDuJHU also scored for the Pioneers E9-P-OI R-1-1 conference)I who controlled the contest from the start and lead R-M at half as Dock got back on track after falling 1-M to Lower Moreland last criday.
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The senior’s fourth goal came S:MS later on a longdistance effort from the top of Delco Christian’s 18-yard box.
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GDUUHWW PDGH 15 VDvHV IRU the hnights E1-11-MI M-T-M)I who lost their ninth straight.
Dock earned the regular- season sweep of Delco after earning in O-1 win in the WHDPV’ fiUVW PHHWLQJ RQ 6HSW. OM.
CKULVWRSKHU DRFN fiQishes its BAL Independence schedule Thursday when it hosts Holy Ghost Prep at T:1R p.m. The cirebirds lead the conference by three SRLQWV RvHU DRFN DIWHU WKHLU 3-2 ZLQ RvHU LRZHU 0RUHland Tuesday.
“I think it’ll be a great game and I guess we’ll see what happensI” Johnson said.
Ryan Moyer put the Pioneers up S-M at P8:MM in the second half as he put the ball inside the left goalpost after being played forward by a
from Hunsberger. Three minutes laterI Johnson had goal No. R as he scored on a sliding shot off a cross from Tyler Denlinger.
“WellI that’s a play that we work on a lot in practice is an early crossI” Johnson said. “And Tyler Denlinger played a great ball. SoI give a lot of credit to him and effortI I guessI got it in.”
Christopher Dock tacked on D finDO JRDO Ln WKH 75WK PLnuWH as Trauger scored on an assist from Jordan Alderfer.
“I thought they did well. I thought that all the objectives that we set for the dayI they metI which is keyI” Moyer said. “bven the guys that came off the benchI the young kids on our teamI all stepped up and played well for us. SoI I’m pleased. We just got to keep workingI though.”
Another back-heel pass from Hunsberger set up Dock’s opening tallyI as it sprung Johnson free for his strike into the back of the net at O8:R1.
Johnson made it O-M at 25:43 Ds KLs EDOO flRDWHG IURP the right side of the 18-yard box found the opposite corner of the hnights’ goal.
Just OM seconds laterI Hunsberger put Dock up threeI placing his low shot past Garrett at OR:OP.