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Liz Derstine Anjos is a 2003 Dock graduate and was a cross country runner while attending Dock. Liz is daughter of Mr. Rod Derstine, recently retired and distinguished teacher and choir director of Dock Mennonite Academy.

Below is an interview with Liz about blending her high level performance in both distance running and music. A great read!

Liz Anjos is Portland-based musician and runner who is equally adept at performing on stages and roads around the world. Known musically as Pink Feathers, she tours with Grammy-winning artist RAC on keys and vocals, and has played at large festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. When she’s not electrifying crowds, writing music or releasing albums, Anjos races with The Rose City Track Club, a grassroots running team she helped launch earlier this year, and she also moonlights as a coach. Anjos, who will compete in Sunday’s New York City Marathon, has a marathon personal best of 2:59:22 and dreams of one day qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials.

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Soccer Ends Season With Tough Loss To Calvary Chrsitian


Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:00 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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On November 2nd the Lady Pioneers soccer team met Calvary Christian at Souderton for a PIAA District 1A title showdown. The bad moon arising in the east would cast an ominous sign on Dock’s effort to earn their sixth district title. Play was quite even for the first half but Dock earned the most opportunities to score with four shots on Calvary’s goal limiting Calvary to just two. Try as they might, Dock just could not get an accurate enough shot on goal to beat Calvary’s keeper. The half ended with goose eggs on the score board.

Dock’s control of the game slipped a bit in the second half as Calvary began to get the upper hand. After making two gymnastic saves earlier in the half, keeper Audrey Schweizerhof had to face a shot hammered by Calvary’s Joslyn Stoltz. Schwizerholf was able to make the initial save, but could not hold onto the ball. Stoltz picked up the rebound and would not be denied again. This shot would find it’s mark in the back of Dock’s goal. Like the moon, Stoltz would rise again to the occasion, scoring again with just five minutes left the game. With a two goal lead, Calvary pulled out all the tricks to kill time. Dock did not stop battling though. They continued to fight to get at least one goal. But alas is was not meant to be, and so the game ended with Calvary the girls district 1A champion.

To say this Dock team exceeded expectations is an understatement. They finished the regular season with three strong wins; won the district semi-final in a thriller fashion. They qualified for the district final having to rely on some young faces, and on the backs of the season vets.

The coaching staff would like to congratulate and wish the seniors: Abby Nice, Mikayla Frederick, McKenzie Gordon and McKenzie Swartley all the best in their future endeavors. We thank you for your years of commitment, hard work, leadership and sportsmanship. You will be sorely missed!

(editorial note: in the The Christian Academy semi-final game post it was stated that Sarah Kennel had scored her first goal of the season. In fact it was her third goal. My bad).

GAME STATS
SOG: CC = 7, DMA = 4
Saves: Jean-Baptiste (CC) = 3; Schweizerhof (DMA) = 4

SEASON STATS:
Record (incl. playoffs): 9-11
Goals For: 45. Goals Against: 42

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

3:30 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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The Christian Academy
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The game had all the elements of a Halloween scary movie. There were Freddy Krueuger and Michael Myers like scary moments, suspense, surprises, victims, heroes and survivors. After all, it was October 31st and the last time the Lady Pioneers soccer team visited The Christian Academy (TCA) they suffered and terrifying defeat. They say, revenge is a dish best served cold and with a biting wind, it certainly was cold and revenge was on Dock’s mind. There were other motivating factors: 1) this was a district semi-final game 2) the Dock boys team just qualified for the district championship game and the girls wanted to join them in their own championship game.

So, with motivations at an all time high, one would think Dock would come out firing on all cylinders. But one would be wrong. The game quickly settled into street kick ball contest with neither team keeping much possession of the ball. In fact, there were probably as many throw ins as there were passes, which means the ball spent a lot of time out of play. TCA Grace Gormley single handily won the game in the last meeting of these two teams scoring twice. Fifteen minutes into the game, with loose marking, Gormley found space and the ball between Docks lines and with all the skill of a New York taxi driver weaved between three Dock defenders to score TCA’s first goal. Gormley was TCA’s single most threat and the only player Dock had to shut down. It was too early though to stick a fork into Dock, they were done yet. One goal was not going to defeat them this time.

Twelve minutes later, Dock evened the score off a corner kick. Sara Kennel picked the best moment to score her first goal of the season. Second half play was a duplication of the first half. Except a new hero and a new way of scoring would emerge for Dock. Enter the corner kick and junior Jackie Halteman. Halteman is not what you call a proliferate scorer. She is known better for her defensive talents. And for Dock, the corner kick, has had disappointing results all season. So when Halteman scored the go a head goal off a McKenzie Swartley corner kick, twenty-seven minutes into the half, you could imagine the great surprise and jubilation from her teammates and coaches. But wait… Halteman and the corner kick were not done. The two would meet again in the final seconds of the game.

With ten minutes left in the game Dock was fighting to hold the lead. Brooke Bozarth was given the assignment of center back and to coordinate Dock’s rear guard efforts which she did with tremendous skill. Peyton Scialanca, Abby Nice and McKenzie Swartley doubled their efforts to press the attack against TCA’s steady defense. Mikayla Frederick’s midfield play broke up several desperate TCA counter attacks. McKenzie Gordon was given he unenviable task of stopping Gormley. Gormley would not be denied though. TCA was awarded a free kick with just six minutes left in the game. Keeper Audrey Schweizerhof did her best to handle a very difficult shot (looking into the sun). Gormley alluded Gordon’s defensive efforts (not an easy task) and pushed home the rebound to tie the game, 2-2.

You could sense that neither team wanted to take this game to over time (sudden death). There was great tension in the air and the collective blood pressure rising for both coaching staffs. Thirty seconds left in regulation Dock earns another corner kick. Wait, what’s this? Why is Dock keeper Schweizerhof racing out of her goal to get in on the corner kick. Certainly not planned by the coaches, but it did cause added havoc in front of TCA’s goal. Swartley’s pin point corner kick landed in the traffic in front of TCA’s goal. Through all that chaos, the ball comes to rest on on the foot of one Jackie Halteman, who knew right where to place the ball – passed the outstretched arms of TCA keeper Dayla Fuselli for the game winning goal! Three corner kicks, three goals for Dock, unbelievable!
A Michael Jackson “thriller” of an ending.

First the boys thrilling win Monday night. Then the girls equally thrilling win Tuesday night. I don’t know if my blood pressure can take too much more of this. Thank goodness for the day to recover. But it is fun though!

An all Dock District 1A final, as it should be. Games will be played at Souderton High School. Girls kick off at 5:00 pm. Boys, 7:00 pm. Let’s fill the stadium with Dock supporters!

Game Stats
SOG: DMA = 10; TCA = 8
Saves: Fuselli (TCA) = 5, Schweizerhof (DMA) = 6

District Bracket Info: CLICK HERE

 

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The Christian Academy
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Monday, October 30, 2017

7:00 PM

vs Plumstead Christian School
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Dock Mennonite Academy and Plumstead Christian have been here before, almost exactly 1 year ago. Last year Plumstead was victorious, but tonight Dock Mennonite Academy came out on top over Plumstead Christian 3-2. It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win, especially in Districts. Goals for both teams were scored on weird bounces, deflections, and follow ups from shots that the keepers dropped. Dock started off the scoring when Austin Kratz headed a cross from Lincoln Bergey which the keeper tried to save, hit the crossbar and had a crazy spin that found its way into the goal. There were a few more chances throughout the first half on corner kicks and crosses, but Dock was unable to find the back of the net. Going into half up 1-0, Dock knew that score was not going to be enough to win the game. Kratz found the ball at his feet early in the second half and slotted a ball past Plumstead keeper Evan Wright to put Dock up 2-0, but before Dock was able to finish celebrating the goal Plumstead answered back with a goal by Luke Brautigam. Both teams had scattered play in the second half giving up a number of opportunities and shots just wide and shots off the post, but it was a corner kick from Hayden Phillips that put Dock up 3-1. Phillips served the corner into the box when Wright went up to make the save, but as he came down to the ground he dropped the ball and Praise Zoegar was there for the put back.  With a few minutes left in the game Zerken Wang was able to beat Dock’s keeper Rey Ramos to put Plumstead within 1, but Dock was able to run out of the final few minutes and preserve the 3-2 victory over Plumstead in the PIAA District 1 A Semi Final. Dock looks to square off with Faith Christian on Thursday 7PM at Souderton High School for the PIAA District 1 A Final.

Plumstead
Goals: 2
45:08 Luke Brautigam
69:58 Zerken Wang
Shots: 15
SOG: 6
Corner Kicks: 4
Keeper Saves: Evan Wright (9 Saves on 12 Shots)

Dock
Goals: 3
22:02 Austin Kratz Assist: Lincoln Bergey
41:01 Austin Kratz
56:21 Praise Zoegar Assist: Hayden Phillips
Shots: 18
SOG: 12
Corner Kicks: 7
Keeper Saves: Rey Ramos (4 Saves on 6 Shots)

OVERALL RECORD: 15 – 4 -€“ 0 | CONF RECORD: 8 -€“ 3 -€“ 0

Next Game:
PIAA DISTRICT 1 A FINAL
(#2) Dock Mennonite Academy vs. (#1) Faith Christian Academy
@ Souderton HS Thursday November 2, 2017 7PM

District Brackets:  CLICK HERE

Article by Mary Jane Souder for The Intelligencer: CLICK HERE

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Boys Varsity Cross Country · Boys Cross Country Team Brings Home 2nd From District Championship


Friday, October 27, 2017

11:00 AM

Place

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Points

61

Meet Recap

Hershey will look a little greener next weekend.
The Dock boys will send their largest contingent to the state championships since at least 2001 after placing three runners in the top nine overall at the District 1A Championship at Lehigh University on Friday. Dock has never had more than two boys finish at the state championships over the last 16 years.
The top team plus the next five individual finishers outside the winning team advance to the state championship that will be held Nov. 4 in Hershey. Jenkintown won the team title with 15 points while Dock placed second with 61 points, more than 50 points and nearly a minute per runner ahead of third-place Collegium Charter School.
Isaiah Denlinger placed seventh overall in 17:51, a new personal best for the senior co-captain. Denlinger never left a doubt about qualifying for states by running in the top seven the entire race. Early on, he was pacing with the middle of the Jenkintown team, and he finished battling Delaware County Christian School’s Charlie Schaefer to the finish for the first state individual spot. Denlinger will be making his second straight trip to the state championships.
Denlinger will be joined by a pair of first-time qualifiers. Chris Keach capped his four-year career with his finest race yet. The senior powered his way to eighth place overall, comfortably in for a state spot only a year after coming up one spot short at districts. Keach dropped his personal record to 18:19 with his efforts.
Steve Seachrist has been markedly improved all season over a year ago when he first joined the cross country team. His experience and hard work benefitted him in a harrowing final 400 meters in which three other runners were battling for the final two individual spots. The Dock junior edged ahead of all of them in a personal record 18:29, a full 1:24 better than his best of a year ago.
Ian Anderson had hopes of giving Dock a fourth state qualifier, and the senior co-captain positioned himself through the first two miles to give himself that chance. He did not get the final state spot with his 18th place finish, but his 19:02 time was a season-best and only four seconds off his all-time best. It represented a drop of nearly 2:00 from the start of the season and sets the 400- and 800-meter standout up with a terrific base for his final year of track and field with the Pioneers.
Jonathan Anderson posted his most impressive race of the season at the perfect time for 21st place. The sophomore in his first year of cross country lowered his personal record to 19:15 thanks to his improved strength over the final two miles. Anderson was only a second faster than his first-mile split from the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh four weeks earlier, but he was 22 seconds better at the two-mile mark and another 35 seconds better in the final 1.1 miles.
Sean Robinson was the top freshman finisher for Dock in 19:53. It was the third straight race in which his time has dropped, and the first time in four weeks that his time dipped under 20:00. Robinson’s consistency kept him in Dock’s top seven all season.
Bobby Hadden closed out the Pioneers varsity team in 57th place. The junior came off a breakout race at the Bicentennial Athletic League Championship to run 21:44, his second fastest cross country time of the season.
An hour later, a trio of new Dock runners came up with blistering finishes to their seasons in the junior varsity race. Faced with crowding from 1,000 runners in the race, freshman Sam Godshall lowered his personal best to 20:13 for 521st place. Dock’s second finisher, another freshman Josh Bauman, took more than a half-minute off his best time to run 22:46 for 867th place. Lowering his 5k finish time for the fifth consecutive race was Ming Xue. The sophomore took nearly 2 minutes off his best time when he finished 23:14 for 909th for a promising end to his first year with the Dock team.

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Opponents

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Jenkintown High School
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Dock Mennonite Academy
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Collegium Charter School
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Friday, October 27, 2017

11:00 AM

Place

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Points

102

Meet Recap

Sara Kennel almost waited too long, but over the final 100 meters the freshman gave the Dock girls cross country team something it didn’t have last year.
Kennel gave the Pioneers a state championships qualifier.
The top team plus the next five individual finishers outside the winning team at the District 1A Championship advance to the state championships that will be held Nov. 4 in Hershey. Sacred Heart won the district team title with Calvary Christian second and Jenkintown third before Dock in fourth, but the most exciting race within the race was to determine the final individual qualifier.
Kennel was sitting 10th overall and one spot out of the final qualifying spot for most of the race. It wasn’t until the final 300 meters that she found another gear and pushed by a pair of Jenkintown runners in the last 100 meters. One passed her back, but the strong kick gave Kennel the ninth overall spot and fifth individual state qualifier in a personal-best time of 21:00.
While Kennel is just beginning her Dock career, Erica Gunden was finishing hers at districts. The senior captain remained a reliable No. 2 runner for the Pioneers in 17th overall in 22:49. She was fourth out of all seniors in the race. She showed steady improvement through the season as has been her penchant through the years. She lowered her time more than three minutes since the start of the season.
Lindsey Bernd stayed strong and put on an intimidating kick for 20th place overall in 23:32, a significant improvement over her Bicentennial Athletic League Championship time and her fastest cross country race of the season. A two-sport athlete in the fall with volleyball and cross country, Bernd hasn’t had much training this year but gutted out her final cross country finish.
Dock’s fourth runner was another freshman, Isa Rodriguez. She gritted her way to a 25:20 in her first trip to the district meet. Rodriguez looks to be a fixture for years to come in cross country and track and field.
Like Bernd, Dock’s fifth finisher has been focused on volleyball this fall. Laura Bergey cut 40 seconds off her previous best to finish 34th in 26:51. The junior was a welcome addition and helped the Pioneers place as a team for the second time this season.
The Dock girls won’t be able to score as a team at the state championships, but they do have an individual representative this year thanks to a determined finish from Sara Kennel.

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Opponents

School Place Points
Country Day School Of The Sacred Heart
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Calvary Christian Academy
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Jenkintown High School
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Dock Mennonite Academy
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102

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Dock Girls Volleyball Falls To Sacred Heart In District 1 A Final


Thursday, October 26, 2017

12:00 AM

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The perennial District 1 Single A Final of Dock vs Sacred was held at Sacred Heart this year. The small gym was filled to capacity and the screaming fans of Sacred Heart added the perfect touch to this high energy match up. Dock came out blazing and shocked the Lions by leading the entire set. Dock looked poised to take set 1 with a score of 22-20 but a hitting error and a serve receive error opened the door for the Lions on their home court. Sacred Heart would close of the set with strong serves and a kill.

Set two started out the same way with Dock holding as much as a 6 point lead over Sacred Heart until the Lions tied at 16s. From their it once again string serving from the Lions and an offensive attack on their outside that Dock was unable to counter.

The third set, the Lions could feel the win and shook Dock early by coming out with an early 8-1 lead. Dock was not ready to quit however. The tenacious squad inched their way back to within 3 but the early lead was just too mu,ch for the Dock girls to overcome.

Tonight was one of the best played matches by Dock this season. Even though a loss, the girls should hold their heads high knowing that they left everything on the court.

Dock was lead by Nicole Ford with 7 kills, 9 digs and 1 ace. Hannah Swartley added 3 kills, 8 digs and 2 aces. Carsyn McCloskey ended her Dock career with 17 digs on the night bringing her career digs to 829, a Dock Girls Volleyball School Record. Setter Molly Hand, ever the leader into battle for Dock finished her illustrious Dock career with 10 assists, 4 kills and 2 aces on the night. For her career, she ends with a Dock Girls Volleyball record setting 2,054 career assists.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:00 PM

vs Devon Preparatory School
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If you missed the first 5 minutes of the game you missed out on some great soccer. Lincoln Bergey started off the scoring 21 seconds into the game when Devon cleared a ball out of the box and Bergey hit a shot on goal from 40 yards out which beat the keeper back post. Then a few minutes later Braden Landis served a ball from the corner which found the head of Austin Kratz as he dove for the ball inside the box for a textbook finish. Just like that Dock was up 2-0 on Devon and energy and momentum was on their side. Kratz netted another goal 13 minutes into the game to give Dock the 3-0 lead at half. Early in the second half Bergey found his second goal of the game when a ball was bouncing around in the box, Praise Zoegar pressured the keeper and the ball bounced out to Bergey who was able to finish it.

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Dock
Goals: 4
00:21 Lincoln Bergey
5:35 Austin Kratz Assist: Braden Landis
12:55 Austin Kratz
45:27 Lincoln Bergey Assist: Praise Zoegar

Shots: 16
SOG: 12
Corner Kicks: 5
Keeper Saves: (Rey Ramos) 4 Saves on 5 Shots

OVERALL RECORD: 14 – 4 – 0 | CONF RECORD: 8 – 3 – 0

With this win coach Matt Moyer earned his 200th career win over the past 15 years as head coach at Dock. Congratulations on this accomplishment!

Next Game:
PIAA District 1 A Semi-Final
Dock vs. Plumstead Christian
Monday 10/30 7PM @ Dock

Game Photos By Jaselyn Ramos

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Dock Mennonite Academy
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News · Successful Season Despite District Loss For Dock FH


Monday, October 23, 2017

5:15 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Gwynedd Mercy
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10/23/17
1st Round of Districts
*game played at Providing Grounds
Gwynedd 7, Dock 0
halftime – 3-0
Dock Shots – 2
Dock Offensive Corners – 3
Dock Goalie – Casey Harper – 6 saves
Gwynedd Shots – 11
Gwynedd Offensive Corners – 14
Gwynedd Goalie – Zoe Rogers – 2 saves
1st half break down – Gwynedd goal Kellie Caputo (23:23), Gwynedd goal Alden Boccella (19:40), Gwynedd goal Alden Boccella (11:24)
2nd half break down – Gwynedd goal Alden Boccella (21:39), Gwynedd goal Joeland McDarmott (19:07), Gwynedd goal Alden Boccella (16:31)
Dock Field Hockey Coach Michelle Waldspurger – “Gwynedd came out strong and keep possession of the ball most of game – we struggled to get into the game – To Dock – my 4 seniors – to my 2 exchange students – Rebecca Xiao and Rachel Li – I appreciated you playing 4 years of field hockey at Dock – you both endured a lot and you guys worked hard to be apart of this program and I appreciated that effort – to my two senior captains – Liv Anderson – four years ago you stepped onto a field hockey field for the first time – you worked hard and last two years you started on the Varsity – you helped make this year a successful one – and my other senior captain Olivia Boyle – who we all call Boyle – you were the heart and soul of our defense this year – I appreciate you because you understand what the program is about and you represent that every time you step onto a field – I will miss your smile and your sweet way about yourself and your thankful heart – you will be missed next year – thank you to my four seniors who made this year a successful one – in a rebuilding year we were able to come out with a winning record and made it to districts – I”m proud of this team and where we grew throughout the season – its been a very positive environment and one that any coach would be proud to be apart of – thank you seniors for leading this effort and thank you team for following them – their will always be a special place in my heart from this season!”
Dock Record – 10-9 overall, 10-4 BAL League

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Friday, October 20, 2017

3:45 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Delaware County Christian School
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My apologies for the late posting of this game summary. The usual suspects who submit the game summaries were awol for the weekend, exiting right after the conclusion of Friday’s (10/20) match. So, with apologies in hand and mercy from all, I will submit the game summary in Cliffs Notes version, which I am sure some of you who read these summaries are relieved that it is not the War and Peace length usually submitted.

So here it is: The Lady Pioneers soccer team traveled to the Delaware Christian School on Friday, October 20th, for their third game of the week and final game of the regular season. They won, 4-0. The end…

OK, there is a little more to the story, but not much. Since the first 30 minutes of the game was a bit painful to watch (like undergoing a Vulcan mind-meld) we fast forward to the 32nd minute. Re-enter Abby Nice, and now everything starts to happen. Two minutes later, Nice picks off Delco pass and shoots the ball over the keepers head for the first goal of the game. This isn’t the first time this season Nice has ventured into the Promise Land and come away with some gold for the Pioneers, and it won’t be the last. Three minutes later, Brooke Bozarth redirected a McKenzie Swartley corner kick into Delco’s goal.

Twelve minutes into the second half, it was the Abby Nice show all over again. Delco attempted a back pass to a fellow defender. Nice did a nice job at reading the pass and intercepted it, beating the last defender and depositing the ball in bank of Delco for the teams third goal of the game. Having scored only two goals in the last two games it looked like Dock’s offense was back from the dead, like Phil Collins singing “In The Air Tonight.”

Dock was not done. The fourth goal came ten minutes later when Swartley drove a pass in front of Delco’s goal. The ball struck off a Delco player into Delco’s goal. Technically and “own” goal, we’ll credit Swartley for her efforts. Delco managed only three shots on Dock’s goal the whole game, giving keeper Audrey Schweizerhof a relatively (and unusual) uneventful game.

Three games, three wins, not a bad way to end the week and regular season. The Lady Pioneers soccer team finished third in the district (single A) and now prepare to play The Christian Academy in the first game for the district title, October 30th.

Game Stats:
SOG: DMA = 10; Delco = 3
Saves: Schweizerhof (DMA) = 3; Warmhold (Delco) = 5

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