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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Dock Girls Soccer Downs Delco 4-0


Friday, October 20, 2017

3:45 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Delaware County Christian School
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Game Recap

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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Dock Mennonite Academy
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Delaware County Christian School

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Dock Boys Varsity Soccer Ends Regular Season With Win


Friday, October 20, 2017

3:45 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Mast Community Charter School
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Game Recap

Dock Mennonite Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team ended the regular season with a 5-1 win over MaST Charter School at Daniel Boyle Memorial Rec Center on Friday afternoon. With this win Dock clinched the BAL league title for the President’s Division. Dock scored early and often and spread the scoring around as goals were scored by Praise Zoegar, Austin Kratz, Eric Becker, Braden Landis, and Thomas Schreiber. Dock played a controlled game of soccer on the ground and Dock was able to get key contributions from starters and subs throughout the game.

Dock
Goals: 5
5:52 Praise Zoegar
7:01 Austin Kratz
13:07 Eric Becker Assist: Praise Zoegar
37:50 Braden Landis
41:01 Thomas Schreiber

OVERALL RECORD: 13 – 4 – 0 | CONF RECORD: 8 – 3 – 0

District Brackets will be set on Sunday. Check back at www.dockathletics.org for District brackets.

Next Game: District Quarter Final Wednesday 10/25 HOME vs. TBD Time: 7PM

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Dock Mennonite Academy
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Mast Community Charter School
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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Free Kick Game Winner On Sr Night For Girls Soccer


Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 PM

vs Bensalem Twp HS
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The Masters golf tournament uses a slogan to define the event – “A tradition like no other.” High school sports has a tradition as well, Senior night. It is a wonderful time to honor and put the spot light on graduating seniors. So it is fitting then that senior would score the winning (and only) goal of the game in tonight’s Pioneers match against “whooooo?” Oh yes, the Bensalem Owls. With excitement in the air Dock started the game with the speed of a greyhound released from the gate, trying but never to catch that elusive rabbit. With good ball movement and pressure on the opponent Dock held most of the play, allowing few opportunities for Bensalem to venture into their territory. But with all their effort, goals, even a shot on goal, was just as elusive as that rabbit.

Speaking of elusive, twenty minutes into the half, senior Mackenzie Swartely, doing what she does best – eluding and driving defenders mad – earned a free kick for the Pioneers, 25 yards from goal. There was only one choice as to who would take the kick. Bensalem could have put their entire team in the wall, and the results would have been the same. With all the skill of an experience senior, Swartley struck a beauty, with the ball sailing into the only part of the net the keeper could not reach. The goal would be the final exciting moment for the remainder of the half (and the game for that matter).

It would be the tale of two halves. After the halftime festivities where the seniors were honored, Dock started the second half like a sloth bear arising from hibernation. Slow, casual, careless in possession of the ball, shaky defending allowed Bensalem to start to get the upper hand. Neither team played inspired ball though. In fact the most exciting moment came when they got the score board working. This low energy play almost cost them the game as Bensalem took the upper hand. Bensalem had two golden opportunities to score. The first coming fourteen minutes into the half when Bensalem freshman Julia Murray hit a rocket of shot that was heading for the open side of Dock’s goal. Like a bride who had a last minute change of heart, the ball sailed just wide of the post. A second opportunity came just six minutes later when Murray crossed a ball to a wide open teammate, five yards from Dock’s goal, who by some miracle managed to miss the target.

All hands on deck defending by Brooke Bozarth, Mckenzie Gordon, and Jackie Halteman and a few magical saves by keeper Audrey Schweizerhof would be enough to preserve the win. The Pioneers now head to Delaware County Christian School tomorrow for their final game of the scheduled season (hard to believe). Wins, like goals, are hard to come by with this team. A win tomorrow would set a great tone heading into district play.

On behalf of the entire team and coaches, I would like to thank the seniors: Abby Nice, McKenzie Gordon, Mikayla Frederick and McKenzie Swartley for their years of hard work, commitment, dedication and leadership that contributed greatly to the success of the team. It has truly been my privilege to coach you in the sport of high school soccer. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and we know you will do great things.

Game Stats:
SOG: DMA = 4; Bensalem = 9
Saves: K Rivera (Bensalem) = 3; A Schweizerhof (DMA) = 7

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Wissahickon High School
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Dock finished their regular season strong with a sweep of Wissahickon on the Trojans home court. After trailing briefly in the first set, the Pioneers served tough and tightened their defense to regain the lead. The second set was not much of a challenge as the Dock squad was able to keep Wissahickon off their game. The third however was a different story.

Mistakes would rule the beginning of set 3 and Dock found themselves with an early 8 point deficit. It was a hitting kill by Hannah Swartley at 5-12 that triggered the start of the Dock comeback. Dock would chip away as kills were tallied by Nicole Ford, Carsyn McCloskey and Lindsey Bernd. Dock finally tied the set at 17-17. In a late flurry Wissahickon brought the score to 20-20 but the Pioneers defense proved strong enough to hold the Trojans off and register the win.

Leading Dock’s offense was Nicole Ford with 10 kills and Hannah Swartley with 9 kills. On defense Carsyn McCloskey had 17 digs. From the service line Molly Hand led the team with 4 aces. Hand also added 29 assist to her 2,000+ career assist total.

Dock finishes the regular season with a record of 10-9 overall, 6-2 in league play. Dock will play in the District 1/12 regional Semi Finals (District 1 Finals) next Thursday at Sacred Heart, time TBD.

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Wissahickon
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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Dock Boys Varsity Soccer Beat Calvary Christian


Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:45 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Calvary Christian Academy
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Dock Mennonite Boys Varsity Soccer team traveled to Somerton Youth Center this afternoon for a BAL league game against Calvary Christian Academy. Dock was able to control play for most of the game with many scoring opportunities and only allowing 3 shots against. Goals were scored by Aiden Kelly, Praise Zoegar, Austin Kratz, and Hayden Phillips. Dock had a few other opportunities including a 45 yard free kick attempt by Jeremy Yoder that clanked off the far post. The teams executed the game plan and stayed composed while spreading the ball around. Dock looks to finish up the regular season tomorrow a few miles down the road from today’s game at MaST Charter.

OVERALL RECORD: 12 – 4 – 0 | CONF RECORD: 7 – 3 – 0

Next Game: Friday 10/20 @ MaST Charter 3:45PM (Make Up Game)

District Playoffs: Wednesday 10/25 HOME vs. TBD

Updated District Rankings: CLICK HERE

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Dock Mennonite Academy
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Calvary Christian Academy
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News · Dock FH Falls To Springfield Twp HS


Thursday, October 19, 2017

3:45 PM

vs Springfield Twp HS
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Dock Mennonite Academy
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10/19/17
Dock 0, Springfield 2
Halftime 1-0
Dock Shots – 3
Dock Offensive Corners – 4
Dock Goalie Saves – Casey Harper – 6 saves
Springfield Shots – 8
Springfield Offensive Corners – 12
Springfield Goalie Saves – Emily Henry – 3 saves
1st half break down – Springfield goal Ellie Hamilton (20:21) assist Anya Kochanovicz
2nd half break down – Springfield goal Ellie Hamilton (23:47) assist Anya Kochanovicz
Dock Coach Michelle Waldspurger – “Springfield has some dangerous players and on certain situations they took advantage – I have all respect for Linda Nixon and her squad and she always brings them to play competitively – Dock did some things nice today and we are playing good hockey right now even though we lost – we are playing together as a team – this was a good preparation game to head into districts with”
Dock Record – 10-8 overall, BAL league 10-4

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Girls Varsity Cross Country · Athletes Come Together for Girls Cross Country to Strong Performance at Leagues


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3:00 PM

Place

5

Points

96

Meet Recap

Thanks to big assists from the Dock girls volleyball team and girls soccer team, the Pioneer girls cross country squad was able to place fifth at the Bicentennial Athletic League Championships on Wednesday.
After losing senior Abbie Woods to injury two weeks ago, Dock was in jeopardy of not fielding a team. They didn’t have seven, but five girls represented Dock in fine fashion at Tyler State Park.
Sara Kennel ran a brilliant race to pull away for third overall in a new personal best 21:31. Her first and final miles were within a second of each other. The freshman, who also plays soccer, sat eighth after the first mile, but used her downhill running prowess to eclipse four runners ahead of her and move to fourth going into the third mile. Another downhill gave Kennel the opportunity to blast into third place and she held off her closest challenger over the final mile for her most impressive finish of the season. She is the second Dock freshman in three years to place third at the BAL Championship. Lael Flores finished third in 2015.
Erica Gunden also earned a medal with a top-12 finish. The senior captain came on strong in her final race at Tyler. She ran 22:42, an improvement of 1:21 over her early appearance at Tyler this year. Her final mile was also within a second of her first mile.
Lindsey Bernd, a senior who is playing volleyball this fall but has three prior years of experience running Tyler State Park, looked smooth in running 24:13 for 24th place.
Isa Rodriguez gained invaluable experience in her first trip to the BAL Championships. The freshman who is battling back from injuries gave Dock four finishers in the top 30 with a 27:06 clocking.
Dock’s fifth finisher was Laura Bergey, a junior focusing on volleyball this fall after seeing steady improvements in her first season of spring track. Bergey saved her fastest split for her final mile to push herself to a 27:31 finish for 31st place.
Dock will race again in the District 1 Championships on Friday, Oct. 27, at Lehigh University. The top overall team plus the next five individuals at districts advance to the state championship.

Opponents

School Place Points
Calvary Christian Academy
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40
Jenkintown High School
2
62
New Hope-Solebury High School
3
67
Lower Moreland High School
4
74
Dock Mennonite Academy
5
96
Delaware County Christian School
6
173

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Boys Varsity Cross Country · Dock Boys Bring Their Best to League Championships


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3:00 PM

Place

2

Points

104

Meet Recap

Solid competition in the Bicentennial Athletic League Championship brought out the bests on the Dock boys team.
Nine of the 10 finishers ran better on the Tyler State Park course Wednesday than they had in the regular-season league meet there last month to help the Pioneers place second in the Constitution Division behind overall winner Jenkintown. They were fourth overall out of 12 BAL teams, just 13 points behind Lower Moreland for third place.
Pacing Dock with a seventh-place finish in blistering new season-best of 17:53 was Isaiah Denlinger. The senior co-captain put together an even effort to steadily move up and eclipse his pre-race predicted finish place of 12th. Denlinger sat in 14th at the first mile marker, but had moved into the top seven by the second mile marker. His third mile was his most impressive as he ran 5:48 to close in a time that was 1:18 faster than his previous race at Tyler.
Chris Keach also medaled in his final race at Tyler. The senior looked strong throughout the 5k and ran a new personal-best 18:36, a full 1:31 better than his last race there, for 12th place. The top 15 finishers in the boys race received medals. Keach averaged an even 6:00 per mile over the course.
Steve Seachrist gave Dock a third finisher in the top 20. The junior stayed well ahead of a pair of runners who had edged him in previous competitions and closed with confidence in 19:02, which was 1:06 better than his last race at Tyler and a remarkable 2:24 improvement over last year’s BAL Championships.
Seachrist and Dock’s fourth finisher, Ian Anderson, made the four-point difference over New Hope-Solebury in the overall standings. Anderson ran 19:48 for 28th overall. The senior co-captain pushed himself to a 53-second improvement over his last Tyler race and set himself up for a promising conclusion to the season.
Rounding out the top five for the Pioneers was Sean Robinson, who was ran all race with Dock’s sixth finisher, Jonathan Anderson. Both recorded their fastest mile of the race in the third mile to show their strength. Robinson, a freshman, ran 20:17, an improvement over more than a minute over his first time on the course earlier this year, to place 37th.
Jonathan Anderson was 40th in 20:22. The sophomore in his first season of cross country dropped 1:23 over his first trip to Tyler, the second-biggest improvement among the varsity seven.
Dock’s seventh finisher was Sam Godshall, another freshman in his first BAL Championship action. Godshall ran 21:50 for 57th place to set himself up for a bright future.
In the unseeded race, Dock saw three inspiring performances from its trio of runners. Bobby Hadden earned a ribbon with his 20th place finish and more importantly posted a new all-time best of 21:10. The junior used a consistent effort that included a faster third mile than second mile to run his best race this season.
Josh Bauman came within seconds of tying his best time. The freshman ran 23:25 after also posting a faster third mile than second mile. His time marked a 2:14 improvement over his first trip to Tyler.
Ming Xue continued his development when he placed 43rd in a personal-best 25:02. The sophomore ran a full minute per mile faster than his Tyler debut to post a 3:21 improvement and set himself up for a fine finish to his first year at Dock.
The Pioneers return to action in the District 1 Championships on Friday, Oct. 27, at Lehigh University. The top overall team plus the next five individuals at districts advance to the state championship.

Opponents

School Place Points
Jenkintown High School
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29
Dock Mennonite Academy
2
104
Calvary Christian Academy
3
200

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Pioneers Blank Tigers on Their Senior Night


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:00 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
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Harry S Truman High School
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The Dock Girls soccer team traveled to Levittown, to take on the Harry S. Truman
Tigers on Tues. night Oct 17th. It was the Tigers Senior night & it was great that
they recognized our four seniors[Mckenzie Swartley,Mckenzie Gordon, Mikayla
Frederick, & Abby Nice.

The game opened up at the 7 min mark, when Peyton’s well placed shot, just out of the reach of Truman’s keeper, gave the Pioneers the first goal of the game. That would stand up to be the winning and only goal of the contest.

The game was evenly matched with possession switching back & forth. Dock had the
advantage in shots. outshooting the Tigers 12-5

The defense was anchored by Brooke Bozarth, Mckenzie Gordon, Jaci Halteman
and keeper Audrey Schweizerhof to keep Truman off the board for the Pioneers
2nd shutout of the season.

Dock’s next game is home, Thur. Oct. 19 against Bensalem @7pm. SENIOR NIGHT

Goals: (Scialanca)7min
Shots: D-12 T-5
Corners: D-5 T-0
Saves: D-5 T-10

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Hand’s Career Milestone Reached in Tough Loss On Senior Night


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:00 PM

North Penn HS
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Dock Mennonite Academy
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It was another record setting Senior night for the Girls of Dock Volleyball. Even though the match was lost in a tight battle against cross town rival North Penn, the team left the court on Senior night with high spirits as they celebrated the milestone achievement of their Senior setter, Molly Hand.

Hand, four year starting Varsity Setter, tallied her 2,000th assist off a kill by Alexis Landis halfway through the second set to bring the Dock lead to 16-12. An official’s time out was called and the team broke the news to Molly, who knew the milestone was close but didn’t know the exact number needed. After a short celebration and team pictures to record the event, the team returned to the task at hand and used the momentum to carry them onto a solid win in set two.

It was a disappointing turn however over the next two sets as Dock would see themselves fall behind early in each set off of shaky serve receive. The squad fell behind by 5 and 6 points in the last two sets only to battle back, tie and take the lead. Dock held set point to tie the match in the fourth 24-22 but allowed the Knights of North Penn to sneak back in and take the set and match in extra points.

Leading the Senior Night match was Setter Molly Hand with 25 assists, 16 digs and 5 aces. Junior NIcole Ford tallied 9 kills, 15 digs and 2 aces. Senior Carsyn McCloskey led the defense with 26 digs and 5 aces.

Dock closes their regular season tomorrow evening, away at Wissahickon High School.

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