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SOCCER: Surging Dallastown boys hand Northeastern its first loss of season

STEVE HEISER
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  • Dallastown earned a 1-0 boys' soccer triumph over Northeastern on Saturday.
  • It was Northeastern's first loss of the season. The Bobcats fell to 7-1.
  • Dallastown, after an 0-2 start, now stands at 5-2-1 on the season.

The Dallastown High School boys’ soccer team apparently isn’t willing to give up its York-Adams League Division I title without a fight.

The reigning D-I champion Wildcats handed division-leading Northeastern its first loss of the season on Saturday, 1-0, behind Kyle Behlert’s goal.

The victory at Dallastown avenged an earlier 2-1 loss at Northeastern. Dallastown has allowed just six goals this season.

Dallastown, after an 0-2 start to the 2020 season, improved to 5-2-1, while Northeastern dropped to 7-1. The Wildcats are alone in second. Both teams still have six division matches left in the season.

In the latest District 3 Class 4-A power ratings, Northeastern sits at No. 3, while Dallastown is No. 10. The top eight teams in the final power ratings will make the district 4-A field.

Susquehannock, meanwhile, also earned a pivotal 1-0 victory on Saturday at York Suburban in a D-II boys’ soccer contest.

The Warriors remained unbeaten at 8-0, while second-place Suburban slipped to 6-2.

Fallou Cisse scored the game’s only goal, assisted by Mason Kaifer.

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The Warriors are No. 1 in the district 3-A power ratings, while Suburban is No. 4. As in 4-A, the top eight teams in the final 3-A power ratings will make the district field.

York Catholic, meanwhile, remained in control of the D-III boys’ soccer race at 7-0-1 with a 5-1 triumph over Hanover on Saturday.

Colin Smith had two goals and an assist for YC, while Ryan Oathout had a goal and an assist.

The Fighting Irish are No. 5 in the latest district 1-A power ratings. Only four teams will make the 1-A district playoffs.

In girls’ soccer action on Saturday, Central York, Gettysburg and Fairfield all remained unbeaten and stayed in control of their divisional races.

D-I leader Central pounded Dover 9-0 to improve to 9-0. D-II leader Gettysburg is now 7-0 after a 3-1 win over West York. Fairfield stands at 6-0-1 after a 2-0 victory over Delone Catholic.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.