With just under eight minutes remaining in regulation of the Baltimore County boys soccer county championship game, Dulaney senior Andres Arbelaez drilled home a rebound goal to give the Lions 1-0 win over Catonsville at Franklin High Wednesday night.
It was the second shot on goal for the No. 9 Lions in the second half.
The first came seconds earlier, when Brian Kochesfahani drilled a low liner that was saved by Catonsville goalie Eric Sheppard, but ricocheted to Arbelaez.
"I was just in the right place at the right time and I'm just so glad I put it in," said Arbelaez, who also scored the game-tying goal in the Lions' 3-2 overtime win over Perry Hall. "I would say this is the biggest goal."
The goal rewarded an outstanding defensive effort by Dulaney goalie Dominic Dachille and defenders Shane Grogan, Jake Carder, Trevor Shane and Henry Harsel.
"We were under pressure the second half," Dulaney coach Jerry Tana said. "Usually our team is a dominating team, but I've got to give Catonsville credit. They came out with a great game plan and put us under a lot of pressure."
Dachille deflected a rocket from way out by Catonsville sophomore Matt Rehder just before the midway mark of the second half.
"He made a couple saves that were off the charts," Tana said. "The ball that was struck out here from the 25-yard line by that boy (Rehder), that is usually a goal at this level and our guy went up and got it."
The Comets also had a free kick from Liam Llorin that led to a shot off the post by Jake Parrott with 18:30 remaining.
Six minutes later, Danny Kim's restart just outside the box led to a shot on goal by Drew Meyers that was saved by Dachille.