The Cougars won the shootout 5-4 in order to advance to the championship match on Saturday against Faith Christian, which shut out Delphi 6-0 in the other semifinal match.
West Lafayette led at halftime 1-0, and Carroll’s Bradley Leonard scored a goal, assisted by Justin Willoughby to tie it at 1-1.
Carroll’s goalie Seth Eldridge had three saves.
Winamac was defeated 5-0 by Bremen to finish 1-15-1. The Lions improved to 15-0-2.
“We played very well at times,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “It was two or three physical/mental mistakes that did us in, but we got some very fortunate bounces. ... It would have been too easy to hang our heads and give up with the odds we faced, but these kids have had every imaginable bad or unfortunate thing happen to them this year and they stepped up to the plate like true Warriors.”
Girls cross country
Cass finished third with 94 points behind No. 6-ranked Eastern (15) and Northwestern (72) Tuesday in Russiaville. Western was fourth with 99 points.
Gabi Carney paced the Kings with an eighth-place finish in 21:07, followed by Jenna Yeakley (10th, 21:24), Haley Johnson (12th, 21:52), Breanne Robertson (23rd, 23:14) and Emma Bengstton (42nd, 26:58).
Eastern senior Bethany Neeley won in 18:43, and her twin sister Brittany Neeley was second in 19:49.
Boys cross country
Cass finished seventh with 159 points. Western won with 43.
Levi Grimm paced the Kings with a 29th-place finish (20:27), followed by Jarrett Carden (30th, 20:44), Austin Hanlon (31st, 20:46), Zach Layer (33rd, 21:02) and Lucas Bowman (36th, 21:19).
Eastern junior Lewis Duke won in 16:27.