The third-seeded Hudson boys soccer team advanced to the Division I district semifinals after posting a 1-0 victory over Walsh Jesuit in overtime Oct. 19 at Hudson Memorial Stadium.
With the win, the Explorers are scheduled to play the Aurora-Warren Harding winner Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Although Hudson (10-4-3) had possession for much of the afternoon, the game was scoreless after 80 minutes.
The Explorers had a golden opportunity to score when Jack Sullivan took a penalty kick with 7 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the second half.
Sullivan's high drive was punched out by Warriors' goalkeeper Max Pivonka. Trevor Colazzo got the rebound in the box, but his hard shot also was saved by Pivonka.
Hudson finally got the lone goal with 1:35 left in overtime.
The Explorers got a free kick about 25 yards away from Walsh's goal and Colazzo was set to take it.
Colazzo ran over the ball and teammate Matt Wallace lifted a high ball toward the right side of the goal.
As the ball fell from the sky, Pivonka moved out of the goal to try to get a hand on Wallace's kick.
He was a fraction of a second too late.
The 6-foot-3 Michael Charlton got his head on the ball and headed it into the lower left corner of the net.
Hudson had a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal and a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. Explorers' goalkeeper Charlie Sockol made three saves.
The Warriors finished 6-9-3 on the season.
For more, see the Oct. 23 edition of the Hudson Hub-Times.