"Saturday's WPIAL boys soccer championship match came down to the final seconds of double overtime, but when Quaker Valley's Adam Richert netted the winner with 4.2 seconds remaining, there was an underlying sense of relief in addition to the excitement.
The way the Quakers had been playing, they were due.
The Quakers had been in control for the majority of overtime and had failed to score on four scoring opportunities while Mars Area struggled to mount sustained pressure in the Quaker Valley zone.
Time after time, the Quakers stifled forward advances, controlled the ball, and methodically moved the ball back to the midfield for yet another strike until they finally notched the winning goal."
(Photo: Quaker Valley's Dante Piccolo heads the ball from midfield against General McLane Tuesday. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)