The Tulpehocken High School boys’ soccer team advanced on to the District 3-AA playoffs after winning their first two district matches last week.
The Trojans took on Pequea Valley in the semifinals on Monday, Oct. 29. Due to our press deadline, we are unable to report the result of the contest.
On Oct. 25, the seventh-seeded Trojans took on second-seeded York Suburban in the quarterfinals. Tulpehocken scored a goal in each half and defeated York Suburban, 2-1.
Brandon Daub and Garrett Latimer scored the goals for Trojans while Ephraim Rissmiller was credited with one assist.
Tulpehocken outshot York Suburban, 6-2, as Derek Kissling made one save in goal for the Trojans.
On Oct. 22, the Trojans played host to Hamburg in the opening round of the District 3-AA playoffs. The two teams were tied at 1-1 through regulation time and a pair of overtime perioed, but thanks to a Matthew Kerber goal, Tulpehocken won the penalty kick competition, 6-5.
The first 10 shootout shots found the back of the net, but Hamburg missed its shot in the sixth round, giving Tulpehocken the opening. Kerper made sure they took advantage of the opportunity to win the game by scoring the winning goal.
Hamburg’s Steven Maenza scored a goal in the first half of the match to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. But Brandon Daub scored for Tulpehocken in the second half on an assist from Jose Lopez to tie the match and set up the heroics by Kerber.
The Trojans outshot the Hawks, 9-6 in the contest, as Derek Kissling made five saves in goal for Tulpehocken.