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Conestoga boys soccer team wins Central League of undefeateds

In a matchup of high school undefeated boys’ soccer teams Tuesday afternoon, Conestoga defeated Lower Merion, 3-0.
The victory extended the Pioneers’ winning streak (over two years) to 29 games. Last year, Conestoga was 14-0 (the Central League chose not to participate in PIAA playoffs last fall) and this fall, the Pioneers are 15-0 overall.
The Pioneers improve to 9-0 in the Central League, while Lower Merion’s league record drops to 7-1-1.
Conestoga boys’ soccer head coach Dave Zimmerman said, “This game was probably our most significant regular-season game in my 20 years as Conestoga’s head coach. You had two undefeated teams that are ranked in the top two spots in District 1 4A.”
Going into Tuesday’s contest, Conestoga was ranked No. 1 in District 1 4A, and Lower Merion was rated No. 2.
One of the Pioneers’ standouts Tuesday was senior midfielder Colin Wurth, who tallied a goal and an assist.
“Colin was really strong in the midfield, winning balls in the air,” said Zimmerman.
Freshman wing Cole Frederick tallied a goal and one assist, and senior attacking center mid AJ Nordone scored the game’s opening goal.
The Pioneers’ win Tuesday was their eighth consecutive shutout. This was the first time all season that Lower Merion had been shut out, and one of the key factors was senior center back Sim Dorsey.
“Sim did a nice job cleaning everything up in the back today,” said Zimmerman.
For the season, Conestoga has scored 52 goals and yielded only four goals, posting 11 shutouts. One of the key reasons behind the Pioneers’ phenomenal success this fall has been senior midfielder Sebastian Tis.
“Sebastian is the engine of our team, maybe our most dynamic player,” said Zimmerman.

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