LANCASTER - Marion County dominated the second half and erased Boyle County's 2-0 lead with a hat trick by senior Laura Swencki to win 3-2 in the 29th District Tournament semifinals here Thursday.
Boyle (10-8-1) scored twice in the first 13:18, but Marion cut the Rebels' lead in half before halftime and barely let them shoot in the second half.
"This one's going to hurt, but this will teach our young girls some things," Boyle coach Brian Deem said.
The Knights (10-5) outshot Boyle 22-11 overall and 10-5 in the second half, tying the game when Swencki chipped a 25-yard shot over Boyle goalkeeper Lydia Hignite, who had 19 saves, with 29:05 remaining and taking the lead when she scored on a direct kick from the left corner of the penalty box with 13:39 to play.
"We just didn't have an answer for her," Deem said.
Deem said Boyle was also unable to answer when Marion made an adjustment on the fly in the first half.