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Fairview, Mercer Capture District 10 Soccer Titles

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Drew Smith recorded a hat trick as Fairview knocked off Hickory 5-3 for the District 10 Class 2A boys soccer championship on Thursday.

The win comes a year after the Tigers fell to Mercyhurst Prep in the D-10 final.

Smith scored two of his goals in the first half to stake the Tigers (18-0-1) to a 2-0 lead before Paul Morelli scored just before halftime for Hickory to make it 2-1.

Zach Scott scored five minutes into the second half to give Fairview a 3-1 lead.

Hickory cut the margin to one again just three minutes as Tony Giuseppucci scored on a feed from Brady Robison.

Aiden Piazza scored on a free kick with 25:58 to go, and just 45 seconds later, Smith completed his hat trick for a 5-2 lead.

Tyler Mele scored Hickory’s (14-2-1) third goal of the game with 21:30 to go.

Fairview advances to the PIAA quarterfinals on Nov. 14 against District 6 champion Westmont Hilltop.

CLASS 1A TITLE GAME

MERCER 2, IROQUOIS 1, OT

MERCER, Pa. – Mercer’s TJ Ferrans scored two minutes into overtime to lift the Mustangs to the District 10 Class 1A title, 2-1 over Iroquois.

After a scoreless first half, Iroquois’ Logan Kuhn scored off a corner kick to give the Braves (5-14) a 1-0 lead.

Mercer’s (12-5) Max Graul knotted the game with 11:30 to play, setting the stage for the overtime heroics of Ferrans.

The Mustangs advance to play District 6 champion Belleville Mennonite in the first round of the PIAA playoffs on Nov. 10.

 

 

 

 

 

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