The first golden goal period ended just as it began, leaving just 10 minutes to decide the regional championship on the field before PKs would be needed.

Then, three minutes in, River Hill’s explosive offense came to life, and Street sealed the deal for her squad.

“I knew it was going to be a tough game coming in, because they have some quality ballplayers,” Song said. “At the end, I knew it would be who makes the last shot, or who doesn’t make the mistake (that would decide the outcome). And that’s basically what it came down to.”

Including playoffs, Centennial finishes 10-2-2 in county play—something Baxter said he was impressed with overall.

“To play River Hill for (109) minutes, and give up two goals...I couldn’t be more proud of our girls.” he said. “We dominated a lot of that game.

“What are you going to say? Somebody has to win and somebody has to lose.”

River Hill now moves onto the state semifinals, where it will battle 3A West champion Damascus on Saturday for a chance move on to defend its state title. 

Marriotts Ridge collects first regional championship in program history

The Mustangs defeated visiting Southern High School, 1-0, on Tuesday, claiming the 2A South regional championship and earning a berth in the state semifinals. 

Abbey Blum scored at 22:18 minute mark in the second half for Marriotts Ridge.

After a corner kick, Blum found the ball just outside the box and sent a rocket shot from 30 yards out for the game's only score. 

The Mustangs will play 2A North champion Loch Raven on Saturday for a chance to advance to the state title game.