The Division II District Championship needed extra time at Mehock Field where top-seeded Lexington punched their ticket to Regionals in sudden death, knocking out conference rival Madison 3-2 in overtime.
The Minutemen looked like the District's best team in the opening half, connecting on passes at all levels of the field to create offensive opportunities. D2 District Player of the Year, Ryan Parker, provided Lex with a pair of first half goals at the 12:21 and 8:07 mark to give the purple and gold a halftime lead.
Rams leading scorer James Wagner wasted little time getting his squad back in the contest, though, smashing home a goal set up by Logan Davis, then made good on a Penalty Kick opportunity following a handball call against the Minutemen in the box.
The match remained all square at 2-2 for the rest of regulation, forcing an extra session of sudden death overtime.
With just over five minutes to play in the first OT, Teddy Togliatti tossed a well-placed throw-in to Gage Potter who flicked it towards the net where senior Gavin George headed in the winning goal. Lexington coach Peter Them says they took the play from the US Women's National Team and have executed a few times this season.
The victory clinches the second-straight District Championship for the Minutemen, their 12th title overall and 7th in the past 11 seasons.
Lexington (19-1-0) will now move on to Regionals where they will likely face state #1 Bay (18-0-0), who handed Lex their only loss back in August 8-0. The Rockets also knocked the Minutemen out of tournament play at this level last fall.
Madison finishes the season at 14-4-2 and will see 16 seniors depart next year.