East's Kara Head bumped in a kick for a goal at 26:12 in the second half, and teammate Haley Stegner with a low ball into the corner of the goal, assisted by Heather Napier.
"I think after they scored the first goal, we let down for a little while then we picked it back up, and I think that's the biggest thing that helped us tonight," East senior Ashley Edwards said. "We didn't let down, we weren't scared. It felt good to send them home on their home field."
East senior Nikki St. Lawrence said, "It's the first time since I've been on East that we've beat West. It feels awesome. "We scored our two goals and we just had to lock in the defense because they're a very offensive team. It is almost impossible to play all offense against them."
Seniors on West's side of the field were devastated after the game.
"I just hate it for our seniors," Wiser said. "They played well this year. Kristin Collins, Amanda Garrison, Kharri Hollingshead, Rachel Leffel."
Garrison battled tears as she talked about what could have been.
"We figured after this game, Catholic, then our region wasn't that tough. I think we just kind of looked on and didn't play tonight," she said. "We just didn't get it done. We made crosses all day long but no one was ever there to finish them."
Teammate Ashley Cobane had similar thoughts.
"I think we just didn't keep it up. Our passes were just getting off. After the first goal we just got down," she said. "I think we were just rushing it, and we shouldn't have. If we had just settled down then we could have gotten something in."
Cobane said East's defense was making it tough for West to break through two on one matchups. She said she is sad to see the seniors leave.
Garrison said for West it's usually the second half before they really get rolling.
"We usually don't do very well in the first half, but I thought we did pretty well in the first half. We had plenty of opportunities, we just didn't finish on any of them," she said, adding about West's defense, "We had a few breakdowns and on the breakdowns they capitalized on it."
East now faces Lexington Catholic in Thursday's district final game. The teams' last matchup on Aug. 31 ended in a tie after Catholic scored on an own goal.
"It's a tough district. Hats off to East. We wish them well on Thursday,"Wiser said. "We've got some good kids, we're young. We have a lot of good kids coming back."
Shearer said he was going to take some time to enjoy the victory especially since his team was considered the underdog before focusing on Catholic.
"They're a good team," he said about Catholic. "You get this far and anything can happen. The great thing about this is regardless of what happens Thursday, those teams probably have another shot at each other."
Edwards said, "We're ready. We need strong defense, a lot of offense."
In East's LCA win, Stegner scored with an assist from Head. Heather Napier scored second, assisted by Ashley Rogers and Head scored the third goal on a free kick. East outshot LCA on the goal, 25-2.