QUINCY — It was only a matter of time.
After controlling the possession and outshooting Ursuline in a strong second-half effort, Austin Prep finally broke through in the 63d minute when senior defender Jaclyn Paul tucked home a loose ball off a corner kick.
Paul’s goal broke a 0-0 stalemate and gave way to the Cougars’ 2-0 win in the Division 4 girls’ soccer EMass championship at Veterans Stadium.
“I could tell in the end we were going to score,” Paul said. “The ball came across and I just saw it and poked it.”
Austin Prep (18-1-3) advanced to the state final against Sutton on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Foley Stadium in Worcester.
Sophomore Meghan Braciska added an insurance goal in the 75th minute. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.