Jessica Ferro scored less than three minutes into the game and the goal held up the rest of the way as Holy Redeemer defeated host Wyoming Area, 1-0, Thursday in a District 2 Class 2A girls soccer semifinal.
The third-seeded Lady Royals advance to Saturday’s finals where the other seven spots across four classifications were filled by first and second seeds.
Isabella Granteed assisted on the goal with 37:01 left in the first half.
Holy Redeemer wound up with a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks and 9-8 in shots on goal.
Marie Lombardi from Holy Redeemer and Olivia Allen from Wyoming Area each made eight saves.
Half of Thursday’s eight semifinals were decided by a single goal.
Dallas will play at Abington Heights Saturday night in Class 3A after each escaped close games.
Dallas defeated Berwick, 3-2, behind goals from Olivia Maniskas, Elizabeth Viglone and Iris Hobson-Tomascik.
Lauren Lefchak’s penalty kick with 39.4 seconds left lifted Abington Heights over Crestwood, 2-1.
Allison Dammer made nine saves and Bryn Stiles had an unassisted goal in the first half.
Rachel Stover scored for Crestwood.
Wyoming Valley West defeated Wilkes-Barre Area, 2-1, in a penalty kick shootout in the District 2-4 Class 4A Subregional to earn a shot at top-seeded Delaware Valley, a 4-1 winner over Williamsport.
Wilkes-Barre Area and Wyoming Valley West remained tied, 1-1, through two overtimes.
Each team got five penalty kick attempts and Wyoming Valley West outscored Wilkes-Barre Area, 4-3.
Sage Henry scored twice for Delaware Valley.
Holy Redeemer’s win puts it in the final against Lake-Lehman, which shut out Nanticoke, 4-0.
The game was scoreless into the last 19 minutes before Hailey Kline produced a hat trick to lead the victory.
Lakeland and Montrose rolled into their rematch for the Class A title.
Lakeland shut out Mountain View, 4-0, and Montrose defeated Dunmore, 5-1.
Abby Davis had a natural hat trick for Lakeland after Nadia Gill opened the scoring.
Tangi Smith scored twice for Montrose.