Pi­o­neers roll past Cal­vary Chris­tian

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OPINION - By Alexan­der Gross

For Mont­gomery Me­dia The Christo­pher Dock girls soc­cer team dom­i­nated from the very be­gin­ning with an

offensive on­slaught that lead to the Pi­o­neers to take a 3-0 lead be­fore half­time. The end re­sult was a blowout, a Dock vic­tory V-2, an ex­tremely high-oc­tane offensive game for the Pi­o­neers over Cal­vary Chris­tian in the Dis­trict One Class A VHPLfinDOV 6DWurGDy DW CKrLV­to­pher Dock.

“I was very im­pressed with our team’s show­ing tonight,” Dock coach Ray Hess said. “It’s not of­ten that you can have an offensive ex­plo­sion like this, I just hope we can carry some of this over to our next game. The key of­fen­sively was be­ing able to keep the pres­sure in their zone and not take our foot off the gas even when we got out to the early lead.”

TKH firVW gRDO wDV unDV­sisted by se­nior Katie McGoldrick in the 15th minute. The sec­ond goal was in the 36th minute by se­nior Bai­ley Kratz as­sisted by fresh­man Niki Clements.

A minute later, Dock struck the net again on an unas­sisted goal by sophoPRrH 6KHD 1HDO. ,n WKH 28WK minute, Kratz had her sec­ond goal of the con­test, this time unas­sisted on a break­away.

CDOYDry finDOOy brRNH through in the 32nd minute on a goal by se­nior Casey Bausch. But, the clos­ing sec­onds of the half saw Dock gHW LWV fiIWK gRDO by VRpKR­more Tabitha Miller.

“I don’t know ex­actly where all of this scor­ing came from, but once we got one and then two, the mo­men­tum was strong and our FRn­fiGHnFH wDV wDy up,” Kratz said. “We were com­mu­ni­cat­ing well and pass­ing the ball as much as pos­si­ble, which I think threw Cal­vary off their game a bit.”

The sec­ond half has a sim­i­lar theme to the scor­ing of WKH firVW. FrHVKPDn 1LNL COH­ments started it off with an unas­sisted goal at the 44th PLnuWH. ,n WKH 48WK PLnuWH, McGoldrick scored with an as­sist by Neal.

Two min­utes later fresh­man Mad­di­son Lan­dis got into the ac­tion with an unas­sisted goal of her own. Five min­utes went by with­out any VFRrLng unWLO IrHVKPDn 6KDron Cur­tis scored, fol­lowed by Dock’s ninth goal of the game by Kratz again for a hat-trick.

“We al­ways put team above in­di­vid­ual achieve­ments, but it was pretty cool to get three goals along with the win,” Kratz said. “We stayed dis­ci­plined even when we had a big lead and our goalie Alyssa Leis­ter played awe­some.”

In the clos­ing minute, Cal­vary mus­tered up an­other goal by se­nior Ni­cole Alexan­der unas­sisted for a V-2 finDO.

“This was a rough game as a coach to watch, but the VFRrH GRHVn’W rHflHFW KRw hard the girls fought,” Cal­vary coach Faith Art­man said. “I didn’t put the team in a good po­si­tion to win tonight and it’s dis­ap­point­ing for me and the girls.”

DRFN finLVKHG wLWK 17 shots, three cor­ners and Cal­vary had eight shots and one cor­ner.

DRFN finLVKHG wLWK 11 saves and Cal­vary had four saves.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / GE­OFF PATTON

Christo­pher Dock’s Mattyasyn Shisler and Faith Chris­tian’s Sabina My­ers bat­tle for pos­ses­sion dur­ing Mon­day’s Dis­trict One Class A cham­pi­onship game.

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