Pioneers cruise past Delco Christian
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The win advances Dock WR D VHPLfiQDO PDWFKuS ZLWK either No. 3 New Hope Solebury or No. 6 Calvary Baptist, and that contest will be played at a neutral site on Tuesday evening.
“We started out a little slow but then we started picking it up,” said the Pioneers’ Logan Hunsberger, who scored twice for Dock. “We had our moments. Once we started doing one-two touches, then it started getting better.”
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Johnson set up Hunsberger for a score just before halftime, and Dock went into the break comfortably ahead, 3-0.
The second-seeded Pioneers overwhelmed No. 7 Delco with constant offensive pressure Wednesday, and Hunsberger’s second goal of the night pretty much sealed it early in the second half.
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“Christopher Dock is a good team and we’re very young,” Delco coach Rob Atkins said. “Last time we were here, we lost 8-0, so tonight we had a great 30-minute start. I think we had Dock on their heels and we were playing well. Dock’s a very good team and they play well together, and their goals often come in groups. They did that tonight. We only lose three seniors and we had six freshmen, all of whom had a lot of playing time throughout the season. So that’s rare to have that on a varsity team, and it’s exciting.”
Dock now looks to push further into districts.
“I think we have great potential if we play up to our level,” Hunsberger said. “We have a lot of potential. ,W’V MXVW LI ZH fiQG LW. ,W’V KRZ we start - a lot of times that decides what happens.”