Dallastown rallied from a goal down twice in the second half to force overtime, and Mia Rexroth scored 93 seconds into the extra session to deliver a 3-2 victory against Northeastern in Tuesday's YAIAA girls' soccer tournament semifinal at Papermakers Stadium in Spring Grove.
Rexroth's winning goal came off assists from Lillian Jamison and Paige Hartman at the 13:27 mark. Hartman played a cross that Jamison redirected to Rexroth, who finished from the center of the pitch to the left side of the net.
"I wasn't expecting the ball to come to me there, I thought Lilly would shoot it," Rexroth said. "It came from Paige, through Lilly and I hit it low and hard to the corner."
The victory sets up a title match with Dover, a 1-0 winner against Central York in the other semifinal. That match is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Susquehannock.
"I've seen Dover a lot and I've trained some of their girls in the past," Dallastown head coach Scott Austin said. "We'll be ready and prepared to go on Thursday."
Dallastown (13-4-2) controlled much of the play in the opening half, outshooting the Bobcats, 6-2, in the frame. But the match appeared headed to halftime scoreless.
However, Northeastern sophomore Brittany Arentz found the back of the net on a rip from 25 yards out with 51 seconds to play.
Hartman evened the match with 26:19 to play in regulation with a 30-yard rip that went in just under the crossbar, and things stayed even for the next 10 minutes.
The Bobcats pushed back in front with Abby Osborn's marker off Sawyer Patrick's assist with 16:39 to go.
But Northeastern (15-4-1) was unable to hold the lead, as the Wildcats got the equalizer when Skyler Wilt's header off a corner from Natalie Gettle at the 9:08 mark evened things, 2-2.
Arentz had a chance to put her side in front with 5:54 to play in regulation but was denied by Wildcat keeper Brooke Bergman.
"We knew coming in that it would be tight tonight," Austin said. "They're a very good team, and they played us tough this year. You have to believe that every time you go out there that you belong on the field and believe that you're going to win."
Dallastown owned a 12-4 advantage in shots on goal and corners were even, 2-2.
First half — 1. Ne, Brittany Arentz, 0:51.
Second half — 2. Dt, Paige Hartman, 26:19. 3. Ne, Abby Osborn (Sawyer Patrick), 16:39. 4. Dt, Skyler Wilt (Natalie Gettle), 9:08.
Overtime — 5. Dt, Mia Rexroth (Lillian Jamison, Hartman), 13:27.
Shots on goal — Ne 4, Dt 12
Corners — Ne 2, Dt 2
Goalies — Ne, Brenna Schroter (9 saves), Dt, Allison Hameier (1 save), Brooke Bergman (1 save)
DOVER 1, CENTRAL YORK 0 >> Dover's Peyton Miller drove the ball past the Panther defense to the end line and crossed the ball into the box, where Mariah Eschelman collected it off her chest and fired into the net for the Eagles' game-winner in the YAIAA semifinal at Northeastern.
The teams were evenly matched the whole way through as Dover registered 15 shots and Central dialed up 12.
"It was a good game. Central York was a fantastic team, really well coached," said Eagles head coach Bret Altimore. "It was an honor to play them."
The Panthers' Olivia Johnson made 11 saves in the match.
Second half — 1. Do, Mariah Eschelman (Peyton Miller), 17:00.
Shots — Do 15, CY 12
Corners — Do 2, CY 4.
Goalies — Do, Tori Wantz (9 saves). CY, Olivia Johnson (11 saves)