Fairfield's Hannah Logue scored three times to tie the school record for career goals, helping the Green Knights beat Delone Catholic, 4-1, in YAIAA Division III girls' soccer action Tuesday afternoon.
The junior striker has netted 31 goals this season and is now tied with 2014 graduate Lexy Junker with 114 for her career.
"Hannah is a special player that has done a lot of special things for us in her time here," Fairfield head coach Phomma Phanhthy said. "She works hard and is a pleasure to coach."
Delone head coach Derf Maitland also praised Logue.
"She's very tough and is always faster than I expect her to be," he said. "You aren't going to beat her in a footrace."
Fairfield (11-1, 7-1) remains one game back in the loss column to division leader York Catholic. The two sides face off Oct. 13 at Fairfield.
"We're taking it game-by-game," Phanhthy said. "We've got two games to play before we see them and we're focused on playing Hanover on Thursday."
Tuesday's match on a sunny and pleasant day in McSherrystown stayed scoreless for the first 12 3/4 minutes before Logue scored with 27:14 left in the first half. She then scored again, this time assisted by Maria Torborg, at the 24:31 mark of the first half.
The visitors hiked the advantage to 3-0 when Emma Snyder scored off her own rebound with 14:35 to go until halftime. Snyder blasted a shot that knocked Squirettes keeper Lindsey Vandergrift off her feet, and Snyder kept up her pursuit and finished the goal.
Delone (6-6, 5-2) appeared to be grabbing some momentum midway through the second half when Emily Biesecker scored unassisted with 23:56 left. Her shot from the right flank got past Knights keeper Katlyn Krietz to the top left corner as Krietz charged off her line to challenge.
However, that momentum was stemmed in a hurry when Logue scored just 70 seconds later to complete her hat trick.
"When they get a goal, it gives them a lot of confidence," Logue said. "We had to break that, and we did it quickly."
Phanhthy added, "Our girls don't panic when they give up goals. They just keep going and trying to score."
Fairfield owned a 12-8 edge in shots on goal and a 5-2 advantage in corners.
"Fairfield is our nemesis," Maitland said. "They used to beat us 8-0, or 10-0, or something like that. We know that we can play with them now. Once we got our composure, we played well."
Delone returns to action at 6 p.m. today when it plays at Littlestown. Meanwhile, the Knights host Hanover at 6 p.m. Thursday.
First half — 1. F, Hannah Logue, 27:14. 2. F, Logue (Maria Torborg), 24:31. 3. F, Emma Snyder, 14:35.
Second half — 4. DC, Emily Biesecker, 23:56. 5. F, Logue, 22:46.
Shots on goal — F 12, DC 6.
Corners — F 5, DC 2.
Goalies — F, Katlyn Krietz (5 saves). DC, Lindsey Vandergrift (8 saves).