SUTTONS BAY — Seven was Leland's lucky number Friday.
The Comets went to the seventh shooter with Hart to decide the Division 4 regional championship.
Tony Mosqueda's goal on that seventh shot ended up as the 2-1 winner, propelling Leland to Wedesday's semifinals in Big Rapids.
The victory puts Leland (25-3) in the Final Four for the first time in decades.
"Someone said 1982," Comets coach Joe Burda said. "It's been a long, long time.
"It's big. These seniors don't want to quit. They're just going with it."
Luke Nesbitt scored off a Dylan Jolliffe assist 1:46 into the game, but Hart answered seven minutes before halftime to knot it up.
After neither team scored in the second half or either of the two 10-minutes overtimes, Jolliffe, Will Gauthier, Ian Duvall, Matt Fleis, Austin Fellows and Mosqueda each converted penalty kicks. Mike Farese made two saves in the shootout — following up six in regulation — to give the Comets the victory.
Fellows led the Comets defense that had to withstand Hart's kick-and-run offense that frequently tried to outkick the defense and run to the ball.
The Comets will face the winner of today's contest between Grand Rapids Covenant Christian and Hartford.
SUTTONS BAY — Seven was Leland's lucky number Friday.
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