It was a sign of the chemistry with which South Jersey's best boys' soccer team plays.
"Most of us have been playing together since we were 9. We read each other so well. On that last goal, I didn't even have to call for the ball - just a little eye contact. It's like that all over the field," Vilotti said, after Township (22-0) captured its first Coaches Tournament title in boys' soccer.
"It just means so much to us to win this game."
The entire performance was yet another indisputable reminder of the Minutemen's stature in South Jersey soccer this season.
The team is untouchable. Where some sides are lucky to have one great athlete on offense, Washington Township has no fewer than three players who could burn and outmaneuver the average - and above-average - defender.
"I have to give it to them - Washington Township played a great game," Timber Creek coach Sean Ortzman said. "I give my kids a lot of credit, though, too - they played awesome."
Township, the tournament's No. 1 seed, spent the first half controlling possession and peppering No. 2 Timber Creek (17-2) with quality chances.
But with five seconds left, on one of the Chargers' only possessions of the half, Timber Creek's Justin Smith bounced a shot off the bottom of the crossbar. The ball went in, and the teams went into the locker room tied, 1-1.
But as it has in each of the team's 22 wins, Washington Township's athleticism took over.
With 18 seconds left in the game, Washington Township's Lou Antonini and Timber Creek's Alex Kourahanis were given red cards for taunting.
According to both head coaches, the card results in a two-game suspension for each.
For Timber Creek, that means losing its best player for its first playoff game against Seneca.
Timber Creek 1 0 – 1
Washington Twp. 1 2 – 3
Goals: TC-Matt Wolf; WT-Derek MacKinnon 2, Lou Vilotti.
Saves: TC-Justin Smith 13; WT-Travis Yates 3.