Girls Varsity Soccer · Dock Girls Soccer Wins District Finals, Advances to States

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Dock Girls Soccer showed up excited and ready to play on Thursday evening for their District Finals on their home turf. Dock has been preparing for this day since the beginning of July. Despite all of the hardships with Covid-19, the girls are beyond grateful to be on the field playing in their post-season. Dock battled Calvary Christian Academy in the 1A District Finals. To start the game, Dock brought high intensity against Calvary’s defense. Just 8 minutes into the first half, freshman Tess Bergey was able to work the ball out of pressure and found senior, Abby Lanning at the top of the box. Lanning beat the last defender and placed her shot near post, to earn the first goal of the game. 14:32 into the first half, freshman Ashley Lapp used her speed on the flank to get behind Calvary’s defensive line. Lapp slotted the ball across the top of the box and found Bergey once again. Bergey took a shot far post, but Calvary’s goalie was able to make the initial save. Freshman Abby Melling followed Bergey’s shot and found the rebound to make the score 2-0. Dock continued to bring the high intensity and pressure against Calvary. Halfway into the first half, Ashley Lapp was at the top of the box in the perfect position. Both teams battled for possession, and a loose ball came across the top of the box. Lapp took the one time shot near post to make the score 3-0. 27:32 into the first half, Dock’s junior defender, Meghan Jurin, who has been as solid as they come all season, stepped quickly off of her back line to find her teammate long with the through ball. Junior Emma Kratz used her speed on the breakaway as Calvary’s goalie came off her line, and slotted it low to the far post. Dock continued to work hard to keep possession for the rest of the half. Calvary’s center midfielders #25, Rileigh Studley, and #9, Kennedy Cash put up a tough fight for Dock’s center midfielders, Abby Lanning and Kenzie Derstine. Throughout the entire game, both teams fought to gain possession. Dock was successful in using their speed down the flanks to find the open space. With 3 minutes left in the first half, Ashley Lapp dominated the outside flank and beat Calvary’s entire defensive line. Lapp aimed a perfectly placed left-footed shot to the upper corner to make the lead 5-0 going into halftime. Dock continue to apply high pressure and dominate the outside flanks during the second half. With a total of 23 shots on goal, Dock worked extremely hard to get the shots off and keep possession of the ball. With 19 minutes remaining in the game, freshman Ashley Lapp took a corner kick, which was deflected off of Calvary’s defender into their own goal to finalize the score 6-0. Dock’s strong defensive line, Clara Benner, Meghan Jurin and Lauren Moatemri, stopped any dangerous scoring opportunities, and goalkeeper Laura Frederick earned the shut out on Calvary’s 7 shots on goal. Dock’s win over Calvary Christian in the District Finals advances the Pioneers to the state tournament. Dock’s next game will be Tuesday, November 10th. Congratulations Dock Mennonite Academy Girls Soccer, District 1A Champions!

Dock Mennonite Academy:
Shots on Goal: 23
Goalkeeper Saves: 7
Corner Kicks: 8
-8:26- Abby Lanning, assisted by Tess Bergey
-14:32- Abby Mellinger, assisted by Tess Bergey, Ashley Lapp
-19:05- Ashley Lapp- unassisted
-27:32- Emma Kratz, assisted by Meghan Jurin
-37:02- Ashley Lapp, unassisted
-61:30- Ashley Lapp, unassisted

Calvary Christian Academy:
Shots on Goal: 7
Goalkeeper Saves: 17
Corner Kicks: 1