"HERSHEY, Pa. -- Upper St. Clair has a roster full of likely heroes that could have provided the pivotal play for a PIAA soccer championship this weekend.
Doug Hapeman didn't think he'd be the guy. But Hapeman, a rangy sophomore still sporting braces, found himself center stage in the Panthers' 1-0 victory Saturday night against West Lawn Wilson for the PIAA Class AAA boys soccer championship.
Hapeman eyed up a high feed from Wes Burdette early in the game and fired a header past West Lawn goalie Kyle Lorenz at the 19:11 mark for the lone score of the game.
But that wasn't all Hapeman did. Upper St. Clair coach Uwe Schneider, who saw a PIAA title slip away a year ago in a 1-0 loss to Conestoga, moved Hapeman to a position he hadn't played all year -- center-back -- to mark West Lawn star Adam Bainbridge, and Hapeman's play enabled Upper St. Clair (22-2-1) to hand West Lawn (25-3-1) its third 1-0 loss of the season."