Tuesday's boys soccer matchup between Burnsville and Rosemount was a testament to the importance of never giving up.
After finding themselves in a late 0-3 hole at Burnsville's Bob Pates Stadium, Irish sophomore Kohl Sparrman lit a fire in the collective belly of his teammates after sloppy defending in the Blaze box led to a penalty kick with 16:30 left to play.
Nine minutes later, junior defender Andrew Smeed took advantage of miscommunication between Burnsville's goalkeeper and defenders when he headed home the second goal for the Irish.
Smeed scored with 7:43 to play in the match.
Rosemount tied the game 3-3 courtesy of a second scramble in front of the Burnsville net with 2:20 left in regulation play.
The teams played two 10-minute halves of overtime but the tie could not be broken.
The result left Burnsville with a conference record of 3-2-3 and Rosemount with a record of 2-5-1.