Kratz sends CD into semis

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­regsiter. com

Bai­ley Kratz at­tributes her post­sea­son scor­ing out­burst to sim­ple ne­ces­sity.

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What the Christo­pher Dock girls soc­cer team now knows is that thanks to .rDWz, LWV VHDVRn cRnWLnuHV on past Satur­day af­ter­noon’s 3IAA CODVV A TuDrWHrfinDO with Moun­tain View. The sopho­more’s sec­ond-half goal — her ninth in the past four con­tests — gave the Pi­o­neers a 1-0 vic­tory over the Dis­trict Two cham­pion Ea­gles at North­ern Le­high High School.

“It’s so ex­cit­ing. EveryRnH’V VR KDSSy,” VDLG .rDWz, who trans­ferred from Soud­er­ton this year. “We worked well to­gether as a team and it SDLG RII.”

Ju­nior Ray­chel Bair col­lected the as­sist on the goal as Dis­trict One champ Christo­pher Dock (12-5-3) ad­vances to the state semifinDOV IRr WKH firVW WLPH Ln pro­gram his­tory. The Pi­o­neers face Dis­trict 12 win­ner Con­well-Egan — which de­feated Dis­trict Three champ Tulpe­hocken 2-1 Satur­day at Coatesville — Tues­day at a site and time to be de­ter­mined.

“I’m very proud of this WHDP, WKLV LV WKH IurWKHVW wH’vH JRWWHn,” DRcN coach Ray Hess said. “We lost last year to War­rior Run and they went on to win the states. And then a cou­ple years ( ago in 2009), wKHn TDnLD ( 1LHWR) was on the team — she’s at Mes­siah ( Col­lege) now — we lost to Lan­caster Men­non­ite in the quar­terILnDOV Ln WKH VSrLnJ.”

0RunWDLn VLHw, wKLcK GHfeated Loy­al­sock 1-0 in the firVW rRunG ODVW TuHVGDy, HnGV its sea­son at 14-1-1.

Kratz’s goal came with 28:08 left in reg­u­la­tion. A pass by Bair from the end OLnH WRRN D GHflHcWLRn, EuW VWLOO IRunG .rDWz, wKR JDvH Moun­tain View goal­keeper Caity Tague lit­tle chance with her shot from the mid­dle of the 18-yard box.

“Ray­chel played it in around the six and I just touched it to the right cornHr,” .rDWz VDLG.

TKH JRDO wDV WKH firVW IRr Kratz in states af­ter the sopho­more scored eight times dur­ing the Dis­trict One playoffs — three against Cal­vary Chris­tian in the semis and fivH Ln WKH finDO DJDLnVW )DLWK Chris­tian.

Christo­pher Dock kept WKH (DJOHV’ WRS IRr­wDrG, -Hnny 0ROHnNR, cRnWDLnHG IRr PRVW RI SDWurGDy, EuW Molenko did get a de­cent chance to pull Moun­tain VLHw EDcN OHvHO. HHr VKRW, KRwHvHr, wHnW rLJKW WR 3LRneers keeper Alyssa Leis­ter. A loose ball in the box shortOy DIWHr cDuVHG VRPH GrDPD, but Dock was able to clear it away.

“We marked their best SODyHr, WKHLr EHVW VWrLNHr and that took her out of the JDPH,” VHnLRr .DWLH 0cGROGrLcN VDLG. “SR, I WKLnN our de­fense did a spec­tac­u­lar MRE.”

McGoldrick came close to adding a sec­ond goal for Dock late in the secRnG KDOI, DV KHr IrHH NLcN near the right cor­ner of the Moun­tain View box went just over the crossEDr. TKH nHDr- PLVV, KRwHvHr, GLG OLWWOH WR GDPSHn her en­joy­ment of the win.

“It’s great. I love it. I’m EHyRnG wRrGV rLJKW nRw,” she said. “I’m just in the KDSSy KLJK RI VRc­cHr.”

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