ONA — Ryan Fisher scored with 12 seconds remaining in sudden-death overtime to give Hurricane a 2-1 win over Huntington in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 boys soccer championship game Tuesday.
Hurricane, the defending Class AAA state champion, and Huntington had split two previous meetings this season.
After a scoreless first half, Hurricane took the lead in the 48th minute when Jhan Vasquez got an open shot just in front of the net and put it over the head of Huntington keeper Dylan Shultz for the 1-0 lead.
Huntington, which defeated Hurricane in the regular season and lost to the Redskins in the Mountain State Athletic Conference championship game, answered at the 68:12 mark when the Highlanders got their break. Owen Stoll, who missed the MSAC championship because of an ankle injury, broke away from the Hurricane defense down the sideline in front of the bleachers and found Foster Jones open at the top of the goalie box, and Foster got a shot in that tied the score.
Hurricane rallied and managed a late shot at the Huntington goal to win in regulation but Shultz, who had 10 saves in the game, kept the Redskins off the board in the closing seconds. That sent the game to a 10-minute sudden-death overtime period.
A five-minute break between regulation and overtime was all Hurricane needed to regain the momentum.