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District 3 roundup: Irish return to title game

The York Catholic girls' soccer team continued its standout season with Thursday night's 1-0 win against Camp Hill in the District 3 Class 1A girls' soccer semifinals at Northeastern High School.

The Irish will advance to their second straight District 3 title game, where they'll face Fairfield at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hersheypark Stadium.

Renee Bonner scored Catholic's lone goal midway through the first half Thursday, and the Irish hung on from there, despite cold weather and a second-half downpour.

York Catholic lost in last year's District 3 championship and reached the second round of the state tournament.

This season, the team has 11 seniors on its roster and is hungry for a District 3 title. York Catholic went 0-2 against Fairfield during the 2016 regular season.

"They have a very, very good team," Irish head coach Joe Nattans said about Fairfield. "We got to the district finals last year and lost. If we play 80 minutes of good soccer, we'll feel good."

— Teddy Feinberg

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Fairfield 2, Tulpehocken 1 (2OT): Hannah Logue scored the game-winning goal in double overtime as top-seeded Fairfield beat No. 4 Tulpehocken at Lower Dauphin High School.

Logue also assisted on Fairfield's other goal of the contest, scored by Annabel Anderson.

The Green Knights will take on York Catholic in the District 3 Class 1A title at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hersheypark Stadium. 


Northern York 3, Northeastern 1: Second-seeded Northern York topped No. 7 Northeastern at Boilng Springs High School, ending the Bobcats' season with a 14-7 overall record.

The Polar Bears will face East Pennsboro in the district semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hersheypark Stadium.



Gettysburg 1, Garden Spot 0: Logan Carbaugh scored the go-ahead goal with about 17 minutes to play, and the Gettysburg boys' soccer team is headed back to the PIAA tournament following its shutout victory against Garden Spot on Thursday night.

The Warriors advance to the district semifinal round against Fleetwood at 5 p.m. Monday at Cedar Crest. All four teams that reached the district semifinals — Lower Dauphin, Daniel Boone, Fleetwood and Gettysburg — also qualified for the state tournament.

This is the third straight year the Warriors have reached the PIAA tournament. They've been knocked out in the state quarterfinals in each of the past two years.

Carbaugh, who scored three goals during the regular season, has two during the postseason, including Thursday's go-ahead marker.

Yanni Tassou got the shutout in goal for Gettysburg, which controlled the majority of the game in Garden Spot's end of the field.

— Teddy Feinberg

Fleetwood 2, Susquehannock 1: The second-seeded Warriors were knocked out of the District 3 quarterfinals by No. 7 Fleetwood at Hersheypark Stadium. Fleetwood will play Gettysburg in the District 3 Class 3A semifinals at 5 p.m. Monday at Cedar Crest..

Susquehannock finishes the season with a 16-3-1 overall record.