SMITHSBURG - As kids everywhere took part in trick-or-treat Tuesday night, the Smithsburg girls soccer team celebrated the Halloween night tradition in their own way.
Junior forward Shelby Layman came through with the hat trick by scoring three goals for Smithsburg, treating the Leopards to a 6-1 win over the Allegany Campers in a Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinal game.
Smithsburg (13-3), the top seed in the region, will play host to Boonsboro in the 1A West semifinals Thursday at 7 p.m. The Leopards are two wins away from their sixth straight region championship.
"I think overall it was a pretty good performance," Smithsburg coach Bill Fowkes said. "I think our speed up top really caused some problems. I thought our defense did a nice job. Shelby definitely gave us a great spark on offense. She and Chelsea Hoover just caused their defense a lot of problems."