Pi­o­neers deck Delco Chris­tian

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OPINION - By Mike Cabrey

The end re­sult, not the num­ber of goals he scored, was what se­nior Robby -RKnVRn FDrHG DERuW Rn D rainy and cool Tues­day af­ter­noon.

-RKnVRn FROOHFWHG fiYH goals — in­clud­ing four in the firVW KDOI — DV WKH CKrLVWRpher Dock boys soc­cer team bounced back from its third loss of the sea­son by rolling past vis­it­ing Delco Chris­tian 8-0 in a Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic League In­de­pen­dence Con­fer­ence matchup.

“vou got to give all the credit to the peo­ple that played me the ball, too. It’s WKH WHDP,” -RKnVRn VDLG. “So, it’s just an­other game. It’s a win.”

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.

“That’s what we talked about in the locker room and the prac­tice yes­ter­day, wH GHfinLWHOy wDnWHG WR gR out strong to­day and prove a point and make up from our loss against Lower MoreODnG,” -RKnVRn VDLG. “:HnW out and did what we needed to do.”

-RKnVRn KDG WKH firVW WwR goals for Dock, then earned D KDW WrLFN DW 21:57 Ln WKH firVW half when his cor­ner kick was ini­tially cor­ralled by Delco Chris­tian goal­keeper An­drew Gar­rett, but Gar­rett lost his grip on the ball and it went into the net for a 4-0 Pi­o­neers lead.

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.

“I think it’ll be a great game and I guess we’ll see wKDW KDSSHnV,” -RKnVRn said.

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

from Huns­berger.

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.”

Christo­pher Dock tacked on D fiQDO JRDO LQ WKH 75WK PLQuWH as Trauger scored on an as­sist from Jor­dan Alder­fer.

“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.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Christo­pher Dock’s Lo­gan Huns­berger works a ball around a Delco Chris­tian de­fender dur­ing Tues­day’s Bi­cen­ten­nial League ac­tion.

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