CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Izzy Shih took a long breath, wiped the last bead of sweat — or was it rain? — from her eyes and confidently swung her right leg forward.

 She then watched as her penalty kick sailed over the goalie’s head and into the back of the net.

 Immediately, she pointed one triumphant finger in the air and turned back to her overjoyed teammates before breaking into a head-first slide across the wet Lovely Field turf.

 After saving the previous penalty kick to force a make-it-and-win scenario, it was only appropriate that Shih — Andover’s goalie — finished the job.

 The senior’s deciding strike clinched a 3-1 penalty kick win for the No. 4 seed Warriors, who fought through the rain Thursday night to earn a, technically, 2-1 win over Lexington in the Division 1 North quarterfinals.

 “I was a little nervous,” smiled Shih, who has taken four career PKs. “But it’s natural to feel nervous in that sort of position.”

 The win sends Andover (13-3-3) to the North semis at Lowell’s Cawley Stadium on Monday (noon).