Columbia's soccer defeated the Oakland Patriots 5-4 in an electrifying game for the region championship on Thursday night.
Brewer Wall led the Lions with two goals in the match to help put the game away for his team.
“It was great," Wall said. "My teammate came in there took a shot that got deflected and we worked hard all game. I knew it was coming.” Wall said.
Preston Price started the scoring with a goal at the 23-minute mark in the first half.
Maeyzon Oseguera tried to answer for the Patriots, but his kick hit the left post.
Brewer scored to put his team up 2-0 with 13 minutes to go in what looked like it could become a route for the Lions.
The Patriots cut into the Lions lead in the second half as Colton Nadeau scored to make it a 2-1 deficit. Nadeau tied the score up at 2-2 just moments later.
Riley Clothier gave the Patriots the lead with 12 minutes to go, but the Lions answered again to make the score 3-3 and send it into overtime.
In the second overtime, Trey Turk scored on a penalty kick to give the Patriots a 4-3 lead. The Lions answered with a goal by Price with two minutes remaining.
“I felt like it was about to get a lot harder, especially with Colton sending in the ball like that it set up perfectly.” Turk said after his goal.
In the sudden-death golden goal situation, the Lions pulled out the victory as Brewer found an open net to put the Patriots away.