It was the first round of the state tournament, and Dock Girls soccer prepared over the past week for the first round. After a big win in the District Finals, Dock focused on quick possession and distribution from the center midfielders. Tuesday night at home, Dock played against Conwel-Egan Catholic in an evenly matched battle between the two teams. Dock struggled to find the open space on Conwel-Egan’s deep sweeper. Freshmen Ashley Lapp and Tess Bergey on the flanks used their quickness off the ball to create scoring opportunities, but Dock was unable to put any away. Dock’s solid defensive line, Lauren Moatemri, Clara Benner and Meghan Jurin, were able to limit Conwel-Egan to just 4 shots on goal in the first half. The Pioneers’ offense was able to get 7 shots off and 2 corner kicks in the first half. Starting the second half the same way they started the game, Dock was hoping to bring up the intensity level to force Conwel-Egan’s turnovers. Conwel-Egan controlled a lot of the second half, adding 6 more shots on goal. Dock continued to high pressure their midfielders and defensive line and they were able to make the runs down the flanks. Conwel-Egan’s center midfielders were strong on the ball, but Kenzie Derstine and Abby Lanning were able to distribute wide to the outside midfielders. Regulation ended in a 0-0 tie, which led to two 15 minute overtimes. Remaining scoreless after both overtimes, Dock found themselves going to penalty kicks to determine the winner of the first round of states. With the first 5 players chosen to take the kicks, it was time for the shoot out. Shooting first, Conwel-Egan was able to to find the left side panel to take the lead 1-0. First up for the Pioneers was Kenzie Derstine who effortlessly found the bottom right corner to keep the score tied 1-1. Dock’s goalkeeper Laura Frederick came up big to make the save against Conwel-Egan’s second shooter. Senior, Lauren Moatemri put away the second goal for Dock in the upper left corner to take the lead 2-1. Conwel-Egan’s third shooter found the back of the net in the upper left corner to tie the score 2-2. Senior Peyton Scialanca went high, and was unable to add to the scoreboard, with the score remaining tied 2-2 after three shooters from both teams. Conwel-Egan’s fourth shooter took a left-footed shot down the middle as Frederick dove to her right, to take the lead 3-2. Dock’s fourth shooter, Abby Lanning, was unlucky and hit the crossbar to keep the score at 3-2, Conwel-Egan. With the final shooters ready to go, Conwel-Eagan’s fifth shooter found the back of the net in the upper corner to win the shoot out 4-2. Dock Girls Soccer battled for the entire 110 minutes of play. Despite the results, the Pioneers are grateful and appreciative to have had their fall season and will continue to work during the off season to prepare for next year. To our seniors, Peyton Scialanca, Abby Lanning, Lauren Moatemri, Laura Frederick, Sara Kennel, and Kaci Alderfer, we thank you for a remarkable season, and we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. You will all be missed! Congratulations Dock Girls Soccer on an exciting year!
- 1 Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
- 0 Dock Mennonite Academy
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