Although Dallastown's field hockey has had ample corner opportunities this season, the Wildcats have struggled to translate those opportunities into goals.
The corners were there Tuesday for the Wildcats, who got one of them into the net in their 2-0 win against Red Lion in the YAIAA Division I clash.
"We have a hard time driving the ball hard," Dallastown head coach Jeri Myers said. "If you want to shoot and score on a corner, you have to have a rocket shot on goal. We just don't have anybody who has that rocket shot.
"So what we're trying to do is get it in close enough where we can get a rebound. That's hard to do, because there are a lot of people in there."
The Wildcats (11-0, 8-0) had a chance at 24:10 off a corner, but the goal wasn't allowed because the ball didn't come far enough out.
"The ball has to come outside the circle first and then go in to score. She (the official) said the ball stayed on the line and the line is inside (the circle)," Myers said.
Less than two minutes later, Dallastown hammered home a corner chance.
Julia Snyder hit the ball into play from the left side of the goalie cage to Hope Kohlbus, who returned the ball to Snyder.
Snyder then sent the ball toward the net, and Molly Childress redirected it past Red Lion keeper Gabi Uberti at 22:20, giving the Wildcats a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
"My defense played
Dallastown took 14 corners to Red Lion's three.
"They kept us back on our heels a little bit," Red Lion head coach Carol Gillmen said. "Dallastown ran through the ball and possessed the ball better. I think at times when we got things going, they do a good job of gang tackling and keying on Ali (Posey) and some of our other key players."
In the first meeting between the teams earlier in the month -- a 1-0 overtime Dallastown win -- the Wildcats made it a point to stop Posey. Tuesday was no different, as the Wildcats limited Red Lion (10-2, 6-2) to just two shots on goal.
"We put Bryna Cook on her," Myers said of defending Posey. "She shadowed her all over the field. That was her role. She said she felt like she wasn't doing anything and I told her she was doing a lot."
Dallastown scored an insurance goal with 10:45 to play in the second half.
Ashley Chioda was looking to pass the ball to Childress, but her shot went right to the net and put the home team ahead by the final margin.
"I got the ball on the end line and I drove it to the goal and I think it deflected off the goalie's knee pad," Chioda said. "I just remember hitting it and it going into the goal."
The win gives the Wildcats a two-game lead over Red Lion in the division.
"We have a target on our back every game," Myers said.
DALLASTOWN 2, RED LION 0
Red Lion -- 0 0 -- 0
Dallastown -- 1 1 -- 2
First Half -- 1. Dt, Molly Childress (Julia Snyder), 22:20.
Second Half -- 2. Dt, Ashley Chioda, 10:45.
Shots On Goal -- RL 2; Dt 4.
Corners -- RL 3; DT 14.
Goalies -- RL, Gabi Uberti (2 saves); Dt, Niki Bream (2 saves).
JV Score -- Dallastown 2, Red Lion 1.