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.