GW and No. 7 SC (14-5-1) remained scoreless after 110 minutes, which included two mandatory 10-minute periods followed by two five-minute periods in which the next goal wins. The Patriots had a goal disallowed in the ninth minute of the second half while the Black Eagles had a score called back in the first five-minute overtime period because of a hand-ball violation.
After Moles missed the first penalty kick in the first round, SC sophomores Jared Butler and Noah Riley came through to give the Black Eagles a 2-0 edge. GW's first two players missed their kicks before junior Daniel Glines made one to close to 2-1 with two shooters left for each team.
Phillips, who turned in seven stops, stymied SC senior Devyn Harris with a diving stop, but Moles matched it on GW junior Graham Platz's attempt as the Black Eagles clung to a 2-1 advantage.
Junior Chris Brown put his shot off the crossbar on SC's final attempt, which if made would have won the game. Junior Noah Miller converted GW's last penalty kick to knot the first round at 2-2 and force the second round.
"We thought we had them, but a couple of bounces didn't go our way,'' said SC coach Ronnie Means. "We'd been working on [penalty kicks] for a while because we knew it was a possibility. We felt strong about the guys we had up there. Some things happened and you can't change anything. We still feel proud. The kids played their hearts out.
"The kids have improved tremendously over the season and the last four years. We've got a bright future I think. We're still bringing back a lot of key guys from this year's squad. We lose a lot of seniors, but the young guys have improved and we're still bringing back six or seven starters. We just have to have a couple of guys step into roles and I think we'll be right back here.''
GW, which lost seven starters from last year's title team, seems to be gaining steam after closing the regular season with two losses in its last three games.
"We're on a roll,'' said Phillips. "We have a lot of confidence going. We've just got to keep it going.''
"I like my team,'' added Barnette. "We're playing real well. Hopefully we'll keep going.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.