Pi­o­neers cruise past Delco Chris­tian

Souderton Independent - - OPIN­ION - By Kev Hunter

Three dif­fer­ent play­ers scored goals for Christo­pher DRFN LQ D dRPLQDQW fiUVW KDOI and the Pi­o­neers went on to earn a 4-0 vic­tory over vis­it­ing Delaware County Chris­tian Wed­nes­day night in a Dis­trict One Class A nuarWHU­fiQDO GDPH.

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.”

John Bishop broke the score­less tie mid­way through WKH fiUVW KDOI RQ WKLV bUHHzy night on the turf at Dock, and then just a minute later, Rob­bie John­son dou­bled the lead to 2-0 by scor­ing unas­sisted.

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.

“(0y fiUVW JRDO) ZDV MuVW fol­low­ing the ball and crash­ing on the net,” Huns­berger said. “The sec­ond one was just plac­ing the ball where I wanted it. It wasn’t a great shot, but there was a lot that hap­pened be­fore it just to get (WKH bDOO) WR PH.”

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“I think (in the early goLQJ), , WKRuJKW ZH ZHUH VORSpy and we didn’t play as well as we should have,” Dock coach Matt Moyer said. “We turned it around, and that’s the im­por­tant part. Ac­tu­ally, I thought we played bet­ter soc­cer in the sec­ond half - only pro­duced one goal, but

I thought we were a lot bet­ter over­all. A lot of times, I WKRXJKW ZH KDG D JRRG flRZ to the game, and ob­jec­tively, we did pretty well over­all. We have plenty of things to work on and we will.”

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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.”

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