Pioneers roll past Calvary Christian
The Christopher Dock girls soccer team dominated from the very beginning with an
offensive onslaught that lead to the Pioneers to take a 3-0 lead before halftime. The end result was a blowout, a Dock victory 9-2, an extremely high-octane offensive game for the Pioneers over Calvary Christian in the District One Class A VHPLfinDOV 6DWurGDy DW CKrLVtopher Dock.
“I was very impressed with our team’s showing tonight,” Dock coach Ray Hess said. “It’s not often that you can have an offensive explosion like this, I just hope we can carry some of this over to our next game. The key offensively was being able to keep the pressure in their zone and not take our foot off the gas even when we got out to the early lead.”
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“I don’t know exactly where all of this scoring came from, but once we got one and then two, the momentum was strong and our FRnfiGHnFH wDV wDy up,” Kratz said. “We were communicating well and passing the ball as much as possible, which I think threw Calvary off their game a bit.”
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Two minutes later fresh- man Maddison Landis got into the action with an unassisted goal of her own. Five minutes went by without any VFRrLnJ unWLO IrHVKPDn 6KDron Curtis scored, followed by Dock’s ninth goal of the game by Kratz again for a hat-trick.
“We always put team above individual achievements, but it was pretty cool to get three goals along with the win,” Kratz said. “We stayed disciplined even when we had a big lead and our goalie Alyssa Leister played awesome.”
In the closing minute, Calvary mustered up another goal by senior Nicole Alexander unassisted for a 9-2 finDO.
“This was a rough game as a coach to watch, but the VFRrH GRHVn’W rHflHFW KRw hard the girls fought,” Calvary coach Faith Artman said. “I didn’t put the team in a good position to win tonight and it’s disappointing for me and the girls.”
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