Pioneers deck Delco Christian
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Logan Hunsberger, Ryan Moyer and Evan Trauger also scored for the Pioneers (9-3-2, 5-1-1 conference), who controlled the contest from the start and lead 5-0 at half as Dock got back on track after falling 1-0 to Lower Moreland last Friday.
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The senior’s fourth goal came 6:06 later on a longdistance effort from the top of Delco Christian’s 18-yard box.
“Obviously, the goals that he took were obviously in the structure of our team. And he also did very good in distributing,” said Pioneers 0DWW 0RyHr FRDFK RI -RKnson. “Every shot he took was an appropriate shot on goal.”
Garrett made 15 saves for the Knights (1-11-0, 0-7-0), who lost their ninth straight.
Dock earned the regular- season sweep of Delco after earning in 2-1 win in the WHDPV’ firVW PHHWLng Rn 6HSW. 20.
CKrLVWRSKHr DRFN finishes its BAL Independence schedule Thursday when it hosts Holy Ghost Prep at 7:15 p.m. The Firebirds lead the conference by three points over Dock after their 3-2 win over Lower Moreland Tuesday.
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Ryan Moyer put the Pioneers up 6-0 at 38:00 in the second half as he put the ball inside the left goalpost after being played forward by a
Three minutes later, Johnson had goal No. 5 as he scored on a sliding shot off a cross from Tyler Denlinger.
“Well, that’s a play that we work on a lot in practice is an early cross,” Johnson said. “And Tyler Denlinger played a great ball. So, give a lot of credit to him and effort, I guess, got it in.”
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“I thought they did well. I thought that all the objectives that we set for the day, they met, which is key,” Moyer said. “Even the guys that came off the bench, the young kids on our team, all stepped up and played well for us. So, I’m pleased. We just got to keep working, though.”
Another back-heel pass from Hunsberger set up Dock’s opening tally, as it sprung Johnson free for his strike into the back of the net at 28:51.
Johnson made it 2-0 at 25:43 DV KLV EDOO flRDWHG IURP the right side of the 18-yard box found the opposite corner of the Knights’ goal.
Just 20 seconds later, Hunsberger put Dock up three, placing his low shot past Garrett at 25:23.
Christopher Dock’s Logan Hunsberger works a ball around a Delco Christian defender during Tuesday’s Bicentennial League action.