Urbana Topples B-CC in Region Final
By B.J. Koubaroulis
Urbana junior goalkeeper Caroline Browning stayed on top of the ball for a bit longer than usual.
Browning made the game-winning save following a double-overtime 2-2 tie to give Urbana its first region title since 2003.
Urbana will play the winner of last night's Huntingtown-Northern matchup in the 3A South Region final.
"It was just like practice," said Urbana senior defender Kelly Mohns, who buried the Hawks' fifth and decisive penalty kick into the front right corner of the net. "This feels so good."
Williams settled a feed from junior forward Chris Woodruff and sent a right-footed shot to the back of the net before a collision with Urbana's sliding goalkeeper sent him tumbling to the grass.
"I knew it was in once I kicked it," said Williams, who connected from 22 yards out in the 63rd minute to complete the come-from-behind win. "I didn't need to see it."
The goal gave B-CC (10-3-2) its first region title since 2004 and pushed the Barons into the state semifinals, where they will meet the winner of last night's 3A South Region final between Northern and Chopticon.
Urbana's season ended at 9-7-1.
The Barons scored on two of just four shots on goal, including a goal from Ethan White, who corralled a deflection and connected on a right-footed boot from 28 yards in the 53rd minute to tie it at 1.
"This is huge to move on to the next level when we were below .500 last year," said White, who was a part of the Barons' squad that finished 4-8-1 last season.