Tuesday marked a tough day for YAIAA teams participating in District 3 softball and girls’ lacrosse tournaments.

On the diamond, just one team - Littlestown - came away victorious in the District 3 tourney’s opening round. Of course, Delone Catholic received a first-round bye. And it certainly is worth pointing out the No. 1-ranked Squirettes answered Thursday with an 8-0 win over Upper Dauphin in the District 3 Class AAA quarterfinal.

Other than that, however, seven teams that took the field Tuesday were knocked off.

No. 7 Central York (which lost 5-1 to No. 10 Chambersburg) and No. 15 Dallastown (which was defeated by No. 2 Daniel Boone 1-0) both fell in the Class AAAA bracket.

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In Class AAA, four teams were knocked off - No. 8 Kennard-Dale (12-0 to Bishop McDevitt), No. 13 Spring Grove (4-0 to Conrad Weiser), No. 15 Susquehannock (2-1 to Twin Valley) and No. 11 Dover (5-1 to Greencastle-Antrim).

And in Class AA, No. 9 Fairfield couldn’t get past No. 8 Upper Dauphin in a 15-4 defeat.

On the girls’ lacrosse field, No. 1 Kennard-Dale and No. 2 Susquehannock both were defeated. The Rams were knocked off by No. 5 Manheim Township by a final score of 16-9 while the Warriors were beaten by No. 3 Hempfield 16-12.

The two clubs would meet for the third-place game, with the Rams getting the better of Warriors, for a berth into the PIAA tournament. In the contest, senior Morgan Day also became the national scoring leader in girls’ lacrosse, with her current mark of 465 career goals.

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