CONCORD -- The Campolindo High boys soccer team's season may have started with very few expectations. Now, though, it seems like a season of destiny.
The third-seeded Cougars, down by two goals with four minutes left, scored in stoppage time to tie the game then again in sudden-death overtime to earn a 4-3 victory over host and No. 2 seed Ygnacio Valley in the North Coast Section Division II semifinals on Wednesday.
With just four minutes to go, sophomore Preston Kilwien took over. He scored on a free kick to make it 3-2, then he scored the game-winner six minutes into overtime, placing it just under the cross bar.
"We didn't think this was possible when the season started because the team was so young," Campolindo senior captain Kian Maghsoodnia said. "To be in the semifinal was an honor, to be in the final is a dream."
Maghsoodnia scored the tying goal just before sudden death, and was mobbed by his teammates as the Cougars (18-7-2) erased 2-0 and 3-1 deficits.
Mario Mendez scored the first two goals for the Warriors (15-5-5), both in the first half, and Antonio Zumaya's tremendous goal in the 55th minute made it 3-1.
Campolindo 4, Ygnacio Valley 3
Halftime: Ygnacio Valley 2, Campolindo 0. Scoring: YV, Mendez 17:00; YV, Mendez (Aguilar) 21:00; C, Notini (Diaz-Valdes) 50:00; YV, Zumaya 55:00; C, Kilwien 76:00; C, Magshoodnia 80:00; C, Kilwien 86:00. Saves: Price (C) 4, Rodriguez (YV) 5. Records: Campolindo 18-7-2, Ygnacio Valley 15-5-5.