ANAHEIM — Off the bench and into the annals of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy history.
Tologs senior forward Alyssa Conti did not begin overtime of Tuesday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division I semifinal on the field, but she ended it there.
Propelled by the fortuitous right foot of Conti in the 83rd minute of an overtime nailbiter at Esperanza High, third-seeded Sacred Heart defeated No. 2 Esperanza, 1-0, to advance to the program's first-ever CIF Southern Section championship final.
"I am so excited right now I can't even put it into words," said Conti, who took a ball on the right wing from junior forward Breeana Koemans and went high with her shot for arguably the biggest goal in Sacred Heart soccer chronicle. "It was a great team effort, though, we all worked really hard on the field and it comes out with a good goal in the end, I guess.