Huron emerged victorious at the end of the nearly three-hour game against Edison as junior Nic Ritzler placed the game-winning shot low and to the right of Edison keeper Travin Baughman for the win.
The Chargers (8-6-3) got on the board first in the first 30 seconds of the game, as Connor Rommell dribbled through Huron’s defense for an early goal.
The Tigers (12-3-3) responded 10 minutes later, capitalizing on a free kick. Drew Mamere found Ritzler wide open on the back post for a header to knot things up.
Midway through the first half, Edison took the lead back, as Ian Janssen played in a ball from the sideline that sailed over Huron keeper Tyler Schafer and was knocked in.
The Tigers tied it back up with three minutes left on a corner kick. Jeremiah Green found Luke Wood, who headed in the tying goal.
After two 15 minute overtime periods with no goals, the teams went to penalty kicks. In PKs, the teams tied 4-4 after the first round, with a sudden death second round of kicks.
In the second round, Edison’s Walker Cisco scored the first, then Green scored for Huron. Charger keeper Baughman’s shot was saved, then Ritzler scored the game-winner.
Huron goes on to visit Lexington in a district semifinal on Monday.
Western Reserve 3, Woodmore 0
COLLINS — The Roughriders (16-7) advanced to a Division III sectional championship match at 11 a.m. Saturday at Huron High School against nearby Edison (7-16) with Wednesday’s sweep over Woodmore.
Western Reserve won by scores of 25-9, 25-8 and 25-7.
Avery Tubbs finished with 13 kills for the ‘Riders, while Emma Weber added four kills and three blocks. Morgan Spettle served 18 points, while Hannah Burke served 13 points and was 64-of-64 setting with 28 assists.
Also for Western, Alyssa Burch served eight points and Morgan White had six digs
Edison 3, Colonel Crawford 2
NORTH ROBINSON — The Chargers advanced to Saturday’s title match vs. Western with a thrilling five-game win over host Colonel Crawford.
Edison (7-16) won by scores of 25-15, 21-25, 16-25, 25-14 and 15-13.
For the Chargers, Natalie Lambert had 18 points, 20 assists and nine digs, while Hannah Vitaz had 11 poins and eight kills. Kira Appeman finished with nine kills and four points, and Grace Houser had 13 points and 21 digs.
Also for Edison, Lilli Schuster had seven kills and 11 digs, Melissa Kuhl had six kills — and Olivia Vitaz had six assists, five points and 11 digs. Maddi Proy also had five digs.