Close to the 30-minute mark in the second, WC found a second wind. Perkins had a shot in the 32nd, but Held swatted away. In the 35th, Morgan Smith also had a shot, but was found in front of the keeper.
WC freshmen Christina Smith and Laura Taylor anchored the Cardinal defense as Dunbar had little work to go in the second half until the 37th minute, when Dunbar and Olivia Williams misplayed a ball in the penalty area. Moreland had a shot, but sailed high.
Perkins countered a minute later, but Held made the save. North Knox’s Emily Cook had a chance in the final minute and appeared to score, but the referee called a foul that disallowed the goal.
Perkins opened the offense in the first overtime period and the Cardinals pressed the attack. Kane also found an opportunity, but was wide. In the sixth minute, Salmelid was fouled. Perkins tried for goal and hit the near post, bouncing out. Both teams, worn out from 87 minutes, tried furiously to find the goal but could not in that second overtime.
South Knox won the first game over South Vermillion, 2-1. The final is at 6 p.m. Saturday.