There's just something about extra time for the Hastings men's soccer team.
The Broncos won their third straight NAIA Tournament game in extra time or via shootout with Friday's 1-0 overtime win against Grand View (Iowa) in the semifinals to advance to Saturday's national championship game in Delray Beach, Florida.
Hastings (23-0-1) broke a scoreless tie in the 98th minute when Adam Knight sent a pass from the left flank into the box and Erik Tello headed the ball past Viking goalkeeper Darnell Larson.
"I just told them to be patient and stay the course," Broncos coach Aaron Champenoy said. "We needed to get more crosses to the back post and Tello had a chance earlier but couldn't finish, and when he had his second chance, he put it home."
The Broncos outshot Grand View 11-5 in the second half, putting six of those second-half shots on goal.
"I thought Grand View did a good job in the first half possessing the ball, but as the game went on we got more and more chances," Champenoy said. "I thought we had at least one goal in us in the second half, but we missed a few opportunities in the second half, but finally they broke through in overtime."
Hastings won its second-round match in a shootout and its quarterfinal match with a goal in the 97th minute. The unseeded Vikings (16-6-2) knocked off three straight seeded opponents to reach their first national semifinal.
The Broncos are back in the national championship game for the first time since 2011 after winning the title in 2010 and will face Rio Grande (Ohio) at 6 p.m. Saturday.