HERSHEY — For the second year in a row the Manheim Central Barons are the District 3, Class 3A Champions.
They defeated the Mechanicsburg Wildcats’ 3-0 victory in the District 3 Class 3A girls soccer final Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium.
The fourth-seeded Manheim Central (18-5) broke a scoreless draw in the 54th minute when MaKenna Copley punched the ball over the head of Wildcats keeper Arriel Frey.
The third-seeded Wildcats (18-4) later gave up goals to Isabella Wenler (62nd minute) and Hannah Adair (68th) thanks to assists from Copley.
Until that first goal, the Mechanicsburg defense of Jenna Tochterman, Talia Gilliard, Lauren Costello and Jenna Skurcenski played impenetrable in front of Frey.
Last year the Barons also beat Mechanicsburg to win the title by a 1-0 score.