OWOSSO — Senior captain Isaac DeWeese scored a hat trick and Owosso defeated Flint Kearsley 3-1 in overtime Thursday during a Division 2 district soccer opener at Willman Field.
The Trojans (4-16) advance to play Fenton (12-5-1) in the second round 6 p.m. Tuesday at Willman Field.
Kearsley struck first and for a while it appeared that goal would stand up.
But with three minutes remaining in regulation, DeWeese, took a pass from Noah Jafri and scored to tie the game.
In OT, DeWeese scored two more goals — the first came off a pass from Hunter Babcock and the second off a forced turnover by Avery Fear.
Brennan Baron was the winning goalie for Owosso while defender Jacob Wood and midfielder Fear also excelled.
Durand 4, Perry 2, 2 overtimes
WILLIAMSTON— Durand outlasted Perry in two overtimes, 4-2, Thursday to advance to the second round of the Division 3 soccer districts.
Perry struck first as Tyler Krauss scored just 39 seconds into the contest.
Durand’s Robby Burk responded with a tying score and by halftime the Railroaders added another goal — from Devin Freier — to go up, 2-1.
With 21 minutes left in the second half, Perry’s Eli Delaney evened the match a 2-2 and it stayed that way until overtime.
Durand (9-8-2) received overtime goals from Sam Harris and Jackson Tillman to secure the 4-2 victory.
Perry finished 4-14-1.
Durand will face Lansing Catholic 5 p.m. Monday at Williamston with a championship berth on the line.
O-E, Corunna fall
WILLIAMSTON — Ovid-Elsie, the Mid-Michigan Activities Conference boys soccer champion, lost its Division 3 district opener to Lansing Sexton, 3-0, Thursday at Williamston.
The loss left the Marauders with a 15-4 record. Sexton improved to 7-6.
Williamston defeated Corunna, 8-0, Thursday in another district opener at Williamston. The Cavaliers finished 1-15 while Williamston rose to 12-4-2.
Oakland Christian 4, Byron 0
AUBURN HILLS —Auburn Hills Oakland Christian sidelined Byron, 4-0, Thursday in a Division 4 district soccer opener.
The Eagles finished their season at 14-3 while Oakland Christian improved to 5-15-1.