Worthington Kilbourne High School senior midfielder Matt Wiet is known for having one of the most accurate and long throw-ins of any boys soccer player in the state.

Worthington Kilbourne High School senior midfielder Matt Wiet is known for having one of the most accurate and long throw-ins of any boys soccer player in the state.

Thus, when Dublin Jerome and Kilbourne meet in a regional final Saturday at Scioto, Celtics coach Nathan Maust said his team will need to minimize the Wolves' throw-in opportunities around their own net.

Jerome beat Coffman 3-2 in overtime Tuesday in a regional semifinalto improve to 16-1-3, and Kilbourne defeated Upper Arlington 1-0 Tuesday in the other semifinal to improve to 18-2.

"Kilbourne's an extremely skilled team, and Wiet's got an excellent throw-in that he uses to set up goals all the time, so we'll have to out-possess them and limit their opportunities,"Maustsaid. "We need to keep possession of the ball in the midfield, and when they do get opportunities, we'll need to win balls in the air."

Jerome beat Kilbourne 2-0 on Oct. 2, butsenior forwardBen Gentry said the Wolves feel like they can beat the Celtics if they do a better job of capitalizing on their scoring chances.

"We know to get this far you're going to be facing a strong team," Gentry said. "Jerome beat us earlier in the season, but I don't think we capitalized on some opportunities that we should have."

After scoring all three goals off set pieces against Coffman, Maust said Jerome must continue to finish that way against Kilbourne.

"We'll try to get the ball in the air around their goal, because we've got some guys who can finish," Maust said. "Jeff Addis has been extremely poised (on set pieces) for us in this tournament."

Jerome rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to beat Coffman, avenging a 1-0 loss in a district final a year ago.

Eric Ruhl tied the game at 2 with 31 seconds left off a pass from Addis from 35 yards out. Ruhl's first header attempt was headed away by Coffman's Carl Ruf, but the ball came back to Ruhl who headed it inside the right post.

"This is the first time we've come back and won in overtime all season," Maust said. "It's tough to get scored on with 30 seconds left, and we were pretty sure they weren't going to be able to rebound from that."

Addis scored the game-winner with 10 minutes,20 seconds left in overtime off a corner kick from Austin Windsor.

"That was a great ball by Austin," Addis said. "Their goalkeeper (Faraz Sihabdeen) got a hand on it and hit the ball into the back of my head. When I turned around, the ball was in front of me and was a little bit out of position, so I just kicked it in."

Drew Pang scored midway through the first half to put Coffman ahead 1-0, but Brian McGue scored off a pass from Addis to tie it three minutes later.

Nathan Baltzer then scored on a header with 34:17 remaining, setting the stage for Jerome's comeback.

"Our kids are a bunch of winners, and they proved it by coming 30 seconds away from making it to the regional final," Coffman coach Marc D'Auteuil said. "They're big and physical, and they get up in the air to finish. Every goal came off set pieces. We failed to track their runners on those goals, and it cost us."