The Wildcats wanted to score an early goal and set the rhythm against South Western.
A little more than a minute into Monday's game, the Wildcats accomplished both feats when Jake Mitchell scored the first of his four goals en route to a 12-1 win.
"We came out slow against Kennard-Dale last week, and we just wanted to make sure we got the first goal today," Mitchell said.
Dallastown (2-0) scored three first-period goals on 10 shots as the Wildcats held the Mustangs (1-2) to three first period shots on goal.
"We like to control the ball on offense," Dallastown head coach Chris Andrews said. "We need to work on our passing and catching a little bit more. But, our defense played really well. The whole team played well."
Pat Conroy also posted four goals for the Wildcats.
"Right away we came out and played with emotion," Conroy said. "We played amazing on offense and played as a team on defense."
While Mitchell and Conroy combined for eight goals and two assists, the Wildcats have other offensive options.
"We want the offense to go through them (Mitchell and Conroy), but not be exclusively them," Andrews said. "Last game, I think we had eight guys score, and ultimately that's what we want to do, that way other teams can't key on them. We want as many guys to score as possible."
On Monday, five Dallastown players found the back of
It was 4-0 before South Western recorded its lone goal of the game. Carnie Fryfogle scored at the 9:54 mark in the second period, but that was the lone offense the visitors got.
"We're hurting defensively," Mustangs head coach Carnie Fryfogle said. "Two of our starters are out. We get past the game on Wednesday and we should have everybody back on Friday and should be alright."
South Western was without goalie Eric Hench and defenseman Mitch Fuhrman because of injuries.
Jake Strausbaugh and Domnick Holcombe each played a half in goal for the Mustangs and faced a total of 39 shots. South Western managed just 13 for the game.
The Mustangs scored 17 goals in a win against York Suburban but only managed a total of three in losses to Carlisle and Dallastown.
"Offensively, we can move the ball. It's all about possession time," Fryfogle said.
Monday, the Wildcats controlled the ball and led 6-1 at halftime and 10-1 after three periods.
"We worked on every single play in practice until we perfected it," Conroy said. "We worked different guys in until we found the perfect spots for everyone."
For the season, the Dallastown seniors have set a few goals.
"We're going for county playoffs. We have a banner in the high school that's blank, we want to have our (2012) number up there," Conroy said. "After that we want to win districts."
DALLASTOWN 12, SOUTH WESTERN 1
South Western 0 1 0 0 -- 1
Dallastown 3 3 4 2 -- 12
South Western goals -- Carnie Fryfogle
South Western assists -- Cody Mai
Dallastown goals -- Pat Conroy 4, Jake Mitchell 4, Kyle Kunkowski 2, Joe Didusch, Tyler Wise
Dallastown assists -- Didusch 2, Kunkowski 2, Conroy, Mitchell
Shots on goal -- SW 13, DT 39
Goalies -- SW, Jake Strausbaugh (3 saves), Domnick Holcombe (4 saves); DT, Trevor Zero (6 saves)