Junior Kim Marshall had the Wilson goal in regulation, a clutch 30-meter blast in the upper left corner in first half stoppage time to overcome a 1-0 deficit.
“That was an epic battle,” Wilson coach Jason Kirkwood said. “The trainers earned their pay tonight.
“They (Aliso) play a certain style – it’s very physical, very organized and very frustrating to play against. We just had to battle hard. It would have been very easy to get down after falling behind, 1-0. Kim’s great goal gave us some life.”
“We’ve played them before and we knew to expect a physical game,” said Marshall,
Aliso Niguel scored on Lauren Brenner’s header off a corner kick with 12 minutes left in the first half.
In extra time, Mendiola maintained possession out of a collision and passed to Marshall in the center of the field.
“I saw the defender come out to pressure, and then she stopped,” Marshall said. “That gave me a chance to get a clean shot off a bounce.”
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