Rob Nichols got the goal, but it was Pat Richards who made it happen for the Laguna Hills High School boys' soccer team Friday.
Richards, a senior midfielder, set up Nichols' goal early in the first overtime period, as Laguna Hills defeated Brea-Olinda, 2-1, at Brea to advance to the semifinals of the Southern Section 2-A playoffs.
Laguna Hills will play Tuesday against Laguna Beach, which beat the Hawks three times during Pacific Coast League play.
Richards, who had scored a goal earlier in the match, penetrated the Brea defense seven minutes into overtime. Richards' shot was blocked by goalie Brian Hester, but the ball rolled to Nichols, who scored into an open net.
"Richards was the difference in the game--first with his goal then by getting behind our zone (defense)," Brea-Olinda Coach Manny Toledo said.