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Dallastown High School boys' soccer team nips Red Lion to finish off 17-0-0 regular season

STEVE HEISER
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  • The Dallastown boys' soccer team earned a 3-2 win over Red Lion on Thursday.
  • The win allowed the Wildcats to finish off a 17-0-0 regular season.
  • Gabe Wunderlich had two goals for Dallastown. Logan Axe scored both Red Lion goals.
Dallastown's Matthew Mikita, right, kicks the ball out from Red Lion's Logan Axe during boys' soccer action at Horn Field in Red Lion, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Dallastown would win the game 3-2. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The Dallastown High School boys' soccer team finished off a perfect regular season on Thursday afternoon.

It was hardly easy, however. Red Lion made sure of that.

The Lions jumped out to a 2-0 first-half lead at Horn Field, but Dallastown rallied to capture a 3-2 triumph.

The win allowed Dallastown to finish off a 17-0-0 regular season. The Wildcats also cruised to their first York-Adams Division I crown since 2012. Dallastown finished 12-0-0 in D-I action. 

Red Lion, meanwhile, dropped to 7-8-1 overall and finished 5-6-1 in D-I play.

The Lions have now suffered two one-goal losses to the Wildcats after dropping a 1-0 decision on Sept. 19.

Logan Axe scored both Red Lion goals on Thursday to give the home team the early lead. Gabe Trevino assisted on Axe's first score.

Matteo Conigliaro got Dallastown on the board, with an assist from Michael Shirey. Gabe Wunderlich then scored Dallastown's final two goals, both unassisted.

Wunderlich's goal at the 2-minute, 51-second mark of the second half broke the 2-2 tie.

The game was tied 2-2 at halftime.

Dallastown had a 16-3 edge in shots on goal and a 6-0 advantage in corners.

The Wildcats will now enter next week's York-Adams League playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Division I. Dallastown last won the league tournament in 2011.

Dallastown is also No. 1 in the District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. The Wildcats last won a district crown in 2010.

Red Lion is No. 15 in the District 3 4-A power ratings. The top 16 teams will make the 4-A district field.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.