Two of South Jersey's premier boys' soccer squads locked horns for the second time this season, and again they didn't disappoint, as top-ranked Cherokee pulled out a 3-2, overtime win at No. 6 Washington Township.
The Olympic Conference rivals played to a scoreless draw earlier this month, but Cherokee ensured the offenses would be heard from this time by building a 2-0 lead on goals by Mike Ryan and Brandon Ilagan.
Washington Township battled back with a pair of scores by Eric Jordan, the last coming with 2 minutes, 34 seconds to go in regulation.
The Chiefs prevailed in overtime on a penalty kick by Angelo Dambalas. Barry Fitzgerald went the distance in net for Cherokee, finishing with five saves.
In another Olympic Conference thriller, Giuseppe DeLuca knocked in Jeffrey Morgan's pass seven minutes into overtime, making third-ranked Timber Creek a 3-2 winner over visiting Seneca and giving the Chargers their third consecutive National Division title.
The loss was especially tough for the runner-up Golden Eagles, who tied it on Cody Chladek's deflection in the final minute of regulation.
Tri-County. Mike Vinci scored six minutes into the second overtime to give host Gloucester Catholic a 3-2 win over Pitman.
Burlington County. Sophomore Ali Cakir scored twice, including a diving header that finished off a corner kick, to highlight host Burlington City's 4-0 triumph over Riverside. Faruk Ozdemir and Gui Carvilho each had a pair of assists, and Zach Treusch (four saves) posted his third consecutive shutout.
Cape-Atlantic. A pair of second-half goals by Dylan Morton pulled St. Augustine into a 2-2 tie at Ocean City. Garrett Terwilliger and Tristan Johns scored for the hosts.