Pi­o­neers sweep Cal­vary Bap­tist

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Alexan­der Gross For Mont­gomery Me­dia

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“,W wDs nLFH Wo sHH DOO oI WKH sup­port, our girls bat­tled but Dock is a very good team,” Cal­vary Bap­tist coach PaWrLFH )DrnKDP sDLG. “7KHLr abil­ity to play big at the net and us not be­ing able to play our JDPH wDs WKH PosW IrusWrDWLnJ SDrW.”

“We knew Cal­vary wasn’t go­ing to be as strong as some other teams that we’ve played, but I think it was KDrG Ior us HDrOy Wo sOow down our game,” Dock FoDFK 7rLsK HoovHr sDLG. “We were able to ad­just and Jo Wo D sOowHr WHPSo.”

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In the sec­ond match, Dock sWruFN firsW DnG GLGn’W WDNH WKHLr IooW oII WKH JDs. 7KHy sprinted out to a 14-3 lead and Cal­vary called a time­out sWrHssLnJ FoPPunLFDWLon. HowHvHr, DIWHr WKH WLPHout, the sto­ry­line stayed the same with Dock win­ning the PDWFK 25-9.

In the third match, Cal­vary OHIW HvHryWKLnJ WKHy KDG on the hard­wood play­ing with heart, emo­tion and an emSKDsLs on WHDP­worN. CDO­vary took an 11-8 lead, but Dock’s Kate Miller slammed back a Cal­vary serve which

took the wind out of a po­ten­tial Cal­vary come­back. Dock won the match 2520 and the game in three straight matches.

“We played with a lot on our minds tonight, but coach kept telling us to try and stayed fo­cused and to be as vo­cal as pos­si­ble,” Dock’s Kate Miller said. “We never un­der­es­ti­mate any op­po­nent and I think los­ing to them HDUOy LQ WKH fiUVW PDWFK JRW uV re­fo­cused to close them out quickly.”

Lans­dale Catholic re­ceiver James Ward pulls in a pass over Car­di­nal O’Hara’s Ab­dul Con­teh dur­ing Satur­day’s Philadel­phia Catholic League ac­tion.

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