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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Dock Girls Varsity Volleyball Beat MaST 3-0


Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:00 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
AWAY
3
Mast Community Charter School
HOME
0

Game Recap

Dock travelled to MaST Charter School for an afternoon League match. From the start it was obvious that MaST was hungry for a win over Dock. MaST, who typically is not as strong, surprised Dock by hanging with them through the first set. It was close until 17-15 when Carsyn McCloskey stepped to the line and served three in a row to take Dock to 20-15. MaST would battle back to 24-20, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

While the offense never really clicked today for Dock, Set 2 did find Dock holding a comfortable lead after a tie 4-4. Becca Brown stepped to the service line and helped carry the team to a 10-4 lead. From there Dock broadened the gap all the way to 23-6. Once Dock hit 24, MaST rallied back with a run of 6 points. A service error by MaST would seal the Set 2 win for Dock.

Things took a turn for Dock in Set 3. The team played an undisciplined set, escpcially on serve receive and found themselves in a whole from their first timeout at 6-9 to their second timeout at 11-20. After the timeout Hannah Swartley stepped to the service line and with nerves of steel, fired off 8 serves in a row to bring the team back to 19-20. From there it was a tense back and forth game which found the teams locked in tie scores 7 times until the match ended with a Dock win at 30-28.

Hannah Swartley led the team in aces and added 10 digs to the team’s defensive effort. While the offense and serve receive struggled today, the team defense kept them within reach of the win. Carsyn McCloskey had 23 digs and Nicole Ford had 22 digs.

Dock’s record is now 3-1 overall, 2-0 in League play. The team travels to Wilson High School Saturday for a tournament then welcomes Villa Joseph Marie for a Home non league match Monday evening.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
Dock Mennonite Academy
25
25
30
Mast Community Charter School
20
12
28

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News · FH Drops Game To Lower Moreland


Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:45 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
AWAY
2
Lower Moreland High School
HOME
5

Game Recap

9/14/17
Dock vs Lower Moreland @ Lower Moreland
Dock lost 5-2
Dock Shots – 16
Dock Offensive Corners – 9
Dock Goalie – Sophia Zaskoda – 10 saves
Lower Moreland Shots – 15
Lower Moreland Offensive Corners – 9
Lower Moreland Goalie – Grace Laudenslager – 13 saves
1st half break down – Lower Moreland goal Jamie Mayer (24:48), Dock goal Macy Balmer (17:35) assist Kate Strickland off of a long hit, Lower Moreland goal Taryn Mayer (13:93), Lower Moreland goal Jamie Mayer (8:36)
2nd half break down – Lower Moreland goal Linda Tang (15:30), Lower Moreland goal Taryn Mayer (9:29)Dock goal Kate Strickland (7:33) unassisted after a corner
Dock Coach Michelle Waldspurger – “Even though we came out with a lost – at times this game we played really well – had some great passing down the field and corners – we are constantly working to improve together as team and things are starting to come together for us”

Box Scores

1
2
Dock Mennonite Academy
1
1
Lower Moreland
3
2

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Boys Varsity Golf · Boys Golf Falls To Devon Prep


Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:00 PM

Dock Mennonite Academy
AWAY
239
Devon Preparatory School
HOME
192

Meet Recap

Although we lost today’s match to a strong Devon team, we had 4 players shoot their personal bests for this season. As a team we had many pars and even a birdie or two. Brody Moyer improved his best score by 4 strokes and had our team low of 44. Garrett Schock tied his season low with 60 and had two pars. We look to continue lowering our scores next week as our next match is Tuesday against Delco.

Brody Moyer – 44*
Davry Longacre – 45*
Kurt Clemens – 46*
Calvin Derstein – 52
Sam Thompson – 52*
*Personal best score this season


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Boys Varsity Golf · Boys Varsity Golf falls to Lower Moreland


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3:00 PM

Lower Moreland High School
AWAY
240
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
246

Meet Recap

The golf team lost a close match against Lower Moreland yesterday. It came down to their last player who improved their team score by 12 strokes to swing the match. Davry Longacre led our team with 46, but our top five scores were all close. We will continue to improve as we work on our shot selection which will put us in positions to score better. Our next match is Thursday at Devon.

Davry Longacre – 46
Kurt Clemens – 48
Brody Moyer – 49
Sean Kearney – 50
Calvin Derstein – 53


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Boys Varsity Cross Country · Dock Boys Cross Country Have Strong Team Competition in BAL Regional


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3:45 PM

Place

4

Points

93

Meet Recap

The Dock boys cross country team previewed the complete Bicentennial Athletic League field for the first time Tuesday, and came away confident that it can compete for a top-three spot when they return for league championships in a little more than a month.
The Pioneers placed fourth in the Boys A race, just 10 points behind New Hope-Solebury, thanks to another strong pack effort. Dock had the second-best split from its first to fifth scoring finishers, and competition among the Dock team was inspiring.
Senior co-captain Isaiah Denlinger led the way again for Dock. He paced an even effort that paid off over the second half of the course. Denlinger began passing runners in the long downhill portion of the second mile, then came on faster in the third mile to clock a 19:11 finish time and eighth place overall in the Boys A race.
The race to be the second Dock finisher was fierce between Chris Keach, who was leading the next pack, and Steve Seachrist, who made a late move in the stretch. Keach, a senior, was able to hold him off for 20th place overall in 20:07. Seachrist, a junior, was a tick behind in 20:08, a finish time that was more than three minutes faster than his debut on the Tyler course a year ago.
Another senior co-captain, Ian Anderson, enjoyed his best regular-season meet at Tyler when he posted a 20:41 time for 28th place.
Rounding out the top five scorers for Dock was Sean Robinson. The freshman’s strong pacing made the difference as all three of his miles were within seven seconds of each other.
Freshman classmate Sam Godshall cruised in for 41st place in 21:39, just a few seconds ahead of sophomore newcomer Jonathan Anderson, who took 42nd in 21:45.
Bobby Hadden, a junior, came in 58th in 23:29, a 30-second improvement over his first race at Tyler last year. Freshman Josh Bauman placed 73rd in 25:39 in his first race at Tyler. Ming Xue, a sophomore, started well and finished 76th in 28:23.
The veterans are looking forward to one final race at Tyler State Park at the league championships, and the return will give the newcomers a chance to put what they learned Tuesday to good use.
Dock won’t compete again until Sept. 23 at the Foundation Invitational in Hershey, Pa.

Click HERE for Cross Country Photos by Lowell Swartley

Opponents

School Place Points
Jenkintown High School
1
31
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2
35
New Hope-Solebury High School
3
83
Dock Mennonite Academy
4
93
Devon Preparatory School
5
147

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Early Goal Not Enough For Dock Girls Soccer


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3:45 PM

Lower Moreland High School
AWAY
4
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
2

Game Recap

I wouldn’t have scheduled it that way; your opening game of the season vs league rivals New Hope, followed by your home opener against always tough Lower Moreland, but that is what Dock girls soccer faced in today’s match. Having scary memories of last season were Lower Moreland outscored Dock 8-1, coach Ray Hess feared the worst, but hoped beyond all hope, for the best. So one can understand his absolute elation and childlike giddiness when after 27 minutes the scoreboard read Home – 1, Away – 0.

Hoping to generate more offense and at the same time solidify the midfield, coach Hess moved Brooke Bozarth to the forward position (that’s not a typo) joining the Energizer Bunny on steroids, McKenzie Swartley. Peyton Scialanca and McKenzie Gordon would anchor the center midfield positions. Just 1:28 into the game Dock earned a corner kick. Abby Nice’s corner kick caused havoc in front of Lower Morleland’s goal. Bozarth picked up the partially cleared ball and found Swartely skirting her way through traffic. Swartely’s finish was clinical, and for the first time in two seasons against Dock, Lower Moreland found themselves trailing in the first half of play.

But the storm was brewing; you could see it coming when by the 27th minute Lower Moreland had already manufactured ten shots on Dock’s goal. Dock had no answer to stop Lower Moreland’s Nicole Castor who past through Dock’s defense the whole game like Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Castor and her teammates Miah Gomez and Allison Asmann would account for twenty-one of the twenty-nine shots on Dock’s goal. Caster would even the score at the 27th minute and just two minutes later Lower Moreland would pull ahead for good.

The second half was all Lower Moreland. Keeping possession of the ball and pressing the attack, Lower Moreland would bend Dock’s midfield and find gaps in the back line. It was all hands on deck defending to keep the score from getting out of hand. If not for the super human performance of keeper Audrey Schweizerhof who transformed herself into a star fish to make save after save, the score could have been much worse. As it was, Lower Moreland would tally two more goals by Castor.

Dock would not go quietly though. With three minutes left in the game, Dock earned a corner kick. Nice’s kick did not clear the near post and it looked for certain to be out of danger. Lower Moreland’s defense made meal out trying the clear the ball, and Jaci Halteman ceased the opportunity, depositing the loose ball in Lower Moreland’s.

We would be remiss if we did not mention the yeomen effort of McKenzie Gordon. Gordon does not play with a lot of flair or flash. Style points are not her thing (neither are words). What she does play with is a lot of heart and hard work. She plays by the creed: “the ball or the player, but both don’t get by her.” Her style of defending is to go through her opponent, not around. Which explains trial of players littering the ground behind her.

Next game is Thursday, at MaST Charter.

STATS:
SOG: LM = 29; DMA = 4
Saves: Goldstein (LM): 2; Schweizerhof (DMA): 25

Box Scores

1
2
Lower Moreland
2
2
Dock Mennonite Academy
1
1

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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Girls Tennis falls to Calvary Christian 4-3


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3:45 PM

Calvary Christian Academy
AWAY
4
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
3

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1st Singles: Kasey Cai (D) def Lauren Griffith (C) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
2nd Singles: Ashley LeSage (C) def Melea Ruth (D) 6-1, 6-0
3rd Singles: Amanda Shiley C) def Theresa Beck (D) 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles: Jess Poltovsky/Makenzy Holmes (C) def Sammy DiLoreto/Abbie Woods (D) 6-2, 6-4
2nd Doubles: Shirley Yu/Yilan Guo (D) def Maddy Flansburg/Holly Scoffone (C) 6-4, 6-4
3rd Doubles: Madelyn Bergin/Jie Ji (D) 4-6, 7-5, 7-2TB
4th Doubles: Abigail Steenbakker/Anjali Joy (C) def Regan Zehr/Swan Yang (D) 6-1, 6-2


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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · High Tempo Offense Leads Dock V Volleyball Over Collegium


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 PM

Collegium Charter School (Exton)
AWAY
0
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
3

Game Recap

Dock had a slow start against non league opponent Collegium Charter in their first night match in front of their home crowd. Midway through the first set though, the offense settled in and started clicking. The tempo was too much for Collegium Charter. Dock cruised to the match win in three straight sets.

The team was led by Nicole Ford with 9 kills and 9 digs, Carsyn McCloskey with 15 digs and 2 kills and Molly Hand with 18 assists, 5 aces and 10 digs. In solid supporting roles, the team had strong contributions from Hannah Swartley with 8 aces, Lindsey Bernd and Becca Brown.

Dock moves to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in League play. They travel to League opponent MaST Charter Thursday afternoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmoADYl3boQ

 

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
Collegium Charter School (Exton)
16
22
17
Dock Mennonite Academy
25
25
25

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News · Varsity Field Hockey Could Not Handle New Hope Speed


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 PM

New Hope-Solebury High School
AWAY
8
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
0

Game Recap

9/12/17
Dock vs New Hope – Night Game @ Dock
Dock lost 8-0
halftime 2-0
Dock Shots – 1
Dock Corners – 4
Dock Goalie – Sophea Zaskoda – 15 saves
New Hope Shots – 23
New Hope Corners – 8
New Hope Goalie – Elsie Jones – 1
1st half – New Hope goal Makenzie Meyers (18:36), New Hope goal Annelise Dahlin (10:43)
2nd half – New Hope goal Sarah Wilson (25:32), New Hope goal Sarah Wilson (24:45) assist Annelise Dahlin, New hope goal Sarah Wilson (23:05), New Hope goal Sarah Hayden (6:52) assist Kate Doughterty, New Hope goal Sarah Hayden (5:19) assist Kate Doughterty, New Hope goal Sarah Wilson (2:32)
Dock Coach – Michelle Waldspurger – “New Hope came out with a lot of speed and passed well – they were able to get on board in the first half – We fought hard and things just didn’t go our way – we will continue to improve and take each game one day at time”
Dock Record – 3-1 overall, 3-1 league
next game Thursday – Away @ Lower Moreland

Box Scores

1
2
New Hope-Solebury
2
6
Dock Mennonite Academy

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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Dock Girls Tennis falls to Lansdale Catholic 3-2


Monday, September 11, 2017

3:45 PM

Lansdale Catholic High School
AWAY
3
Dock Mennonite Academy
HOME
2

Meet Recap

1st Singles: Kasey Cai (D) def Shannon Carr (L) 6-4, 6-1
2nd Singles: Casey Meenan (L) def Melea Ruth (D) 6-2, 6-0
3rd Singles: Serena Tan (D) def Hannah Radi (L) 6-4, 7-5

1st Doubles: Delaney Smith/Becca Tilley (L) def Sammy DiLoreto/Theresa Beck (D) 6-3, 7-5
2nd Doubles: Lindsey Echelmeir/Emily Handschuh (L) def Yilan Guo/Shirley Yu (D) 6-2, 6-3