For 96 minutes, nothing would give between Shawnee Mission West and Manhattan.
Then Madeline Wilkus put a corner kick up to Sinclaire Miramontez for a header that won the game for the Vikings with 3:20 to play in the second overtime.
The goal gave SM West a 1-0 victory and punched the Vikings’ ticket to the championship game of the Kansas 6A girls state tournament. SM West will play Blue Valley West in the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Vikings, 19-0-1, rushed the field when Miramontez’s header hit the back of the net, continuing their unbeaten season.
“We’ve had a lot of close games throughout the season,” SM West coach Sarah Gonzales said. “Scoring in the last three seconds of a quadruple overtime, scoring last 40 seconds of a regular season game, but that definitely dominates any game-ending victory we’ve had.”
Play started Saturday 11 minutes into the game. Lightning forced officials to postpone the game at that point Friday night.
BV West 1, Washburn Rural 0
Blue Valley West scored a goal early in the second half and beat Washburn Rural 1-0 in the second 6A semifinal.
Freshman Marisa Popoola hit a hard ball past the Junior Blues’ goalkeeper with 38:47 left to play.
The Jaguars, 16-2-2, controlled the pace of the game from the start and turned away the few chances Washburn Rural got to attack.
BV West coach Alex Aiman said the Jaguars have to take care of their opportunities to score in the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
“We’ve got to put our chances away, goodness gracious,” Aiman said. “(Washburn Rural) had a couple chances. We had some really good chances. We are not the best team on turf. We don’t play on turf, so this is not the end of the world to us, but it is a little bit different.”