Experience paid off for the Grandview Heights High School boys soccer team in a Division III district final Oct. 31 at Westerville South.

Experience paid off for the Grandview Heights High School boys soccer team in a Division III district final Oct. 31 at Westerville South.

The fifth-seeded Bobcats kept their cool against top-seeded Worthington Christian in a 2-1 double-overtime victory to win their second consecutive district title.

Sophomore midfielder Indigo London scored the game-winner with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left in the second overtime as Grandview improved to 11-5-2.

"Callum (McNamara) sent the ball to me. It was the same as when we scored (in a 3-2 win Sept. 21) against Fairbanks," London said. "And it was the same pass that I got when we played (Worthington Christian) in the middle school championship (in 2013)."

Grandview advanced to a regional semifinal Nov. 4 against Albany Alexander at Logan.

The Bobcats had four of their final five tournament games go into overtime or beyond last season, including a 4-3 overtime loss to Mansfield Christian in the state championship game. They defeated Columbus Academy 1-0 in two overtimes in a district final before beating Worthington Christian 2-1 (3-2 shootout) in a regional semifinal and Zanesville Rosecrans 2-1 (7-6 shootout) in a regional final.

Grandview's only regulation win in that span was a 2-0 victory over two-time defending state champion Cincinnati Summit Country Day in a state semifinal.

"Last year definitely helped us," said senior goalkeeper Micah Miller, who had 17 saves in the district final. "It's fun to play games like this. We know that it's time to man up or your season is over."

Sophomore midfielder Johnny Volker scored from nearly 40 yards out to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Sam Bechtel tied it for the Warriors with 30 minutes left in the second half.

"We look at Worthington Christian as one of the top programs -- if not the top program -- in Division III," Miller said. "It's impressive to be able to beat them, especially with a young team like we have."

The loss ended the Warriors' run of 10 consecutive district titles.

Grandview also beat sixth-seeded Grove City Christian 3-1 in a district semifinal Oct. 28 at home.

The Grandview-Alexander winner advanced to a regional final against ninth-ranked Academy or Rosecrans at noon Saturday, Nov. 7, at a site to be determined. The Bobcats played Academy to a scoreless tie Sept. 2 in a game shortened to one half because of bad weather. The Vikings were 13-4-2 after defeating Fairbanks 3-1 in a district final Oct. 31.

Grandview and Rosecrans played to a scoreless tie Oct. 7. The Bishops were 16-2-2 after defeating Wheelersburg 1-0 in a district final Oct. 31.

The state semifinal is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at a site to be determined against top-ranked Summit Country Day, third-ranked Cincinnati Country Day, sixth-ranked Jamestown Greeneview or 10th-ranked St. Bernard Roger Bacon.

After district finals Oct. 31, Summit Country Day was 16-3, Country Day was 16-1-2, Greeneview was 16-2-1 and Roger Bacon was 15-3-2.

The state final is Nov. 14 at Mapfre Stadium.