A hip check here. And a tackle there.
Tangled legs and banging bodies were the regular.
And scoring was at a minimum in Dallastown's 1-0 victory.
It was all good, clean, tough, card-free fun.
What else would you expect when rivals Red Lion and Dallastown get together?
"We all know each other, we all play club ball with each other, against each other," Red Lion coach Matt Zimmerman said. "There are no wild cards out on the field. We all know who can do what."
Zimmerman, a teacher at Dallastown, is even more familiar than most.
In order to knock off the newly crowned York-Adams League Division I girls soccer champions, the Lions (10-6, 8-4) knew they would have to change the tempo of the game and not allow Dallastown's scorers, particularly senior Cassy Landis, to get opportunities the way they did when the two teams met weeks before.
Dallastown (15-1-1, 10-0-1) won, 4-0, on April 13, behind a three-goal performance from Landis.
"We tried to focus a bit more on defense, rather than offense and we changed our strategy and did a few different things," Zimmerman said. "We made a few mistakes in the back last time (we played Dallastown) and were able to adjust those. The (defense) performed fabulously today."
The Lions were more aggressive and played tighter
And, of course, they were physical.
The opportunities for Landis were few. At one point in the second half, she was knocked down twice in a five second span, right in front of the official.
"We knew we needed to come out with a lot of intensity, just as they were," Dallastown junior Alaina Curry said. "They were playing our forwards and attackers from close behind the back. We needed to adjust to that."
With Landis locked down, it was Curry who seemed to get the most opportunities.
She scored the only goal of the match when she pushed a shot past the outstretched right hand of Red Lion goalkeeper Courtney Trout during the 13th minute of play.
"We just knew we had to just keep attacking and keep shooting every chance we could because they were right on us," Curry said.
Ten minutes later, she dribbled all the way down to the right post and tried to quickly dump a ball off to a teammate in front of the net before Red Lion defenders broke up the play.
Her rattling shot off the crossbar in the 55th minute dropped straight down before bouncing away from the goal.
"Those are so close," Dallastown coach Barry Barbush said. "You can't tell when a ball hits off the post and comes down."
The Lions hoped to get one of those chances too, but were constantly turned away by the Wildcat's strong defensive backfield featuring the Brittanys: Sophomore Brittany Hessler and juniors Brittany Gurreri and Brittany Temple. Sophomore Caroline Kaschak solidified the group.
"We played the game today that we needed to play to get the result that we needed to get," Zimmerman said. "It just wasn't meant to be."
Temple committed to Coastal Carolina last week, according to Barbush. Dallastown Junior goal keeper Becca Austin is also committed to Coastal Carolina.
YORK SUBURBAN 2, WEST YORK 0
West York -- 0 0 -- 0
York Suburban -- 2 0 -- 2
First Half -- 1. YS, Jordan Shoff, 27:34, 2. YS, Mikala Kin (Lexi Ketterman), 20:24.
Shots On Goal -- WY 2, YS 6.
Corners -- WY 3, YS 1.
Goalies -- WY, Stevie Gross (four saves); YS, Paige Grossman (2 saves).
JV Score -- West York 1, York Suburban 0.