Billy Ward, shut out to this point, finally earned a goal with 9:11 left, and Colligan returned to score just 1:22 later. After Joe Corapi's fourth goal made it 10-8, Ward answered with exactly three minutes left to slice the deficit in half again.
All through those closing minutes, B'ville would have chances to tie it. Ward, Darcangelo and Styer each took close-up shots, but Liverpool goalie Jamie Campagna turned them away, finishing with 17 saves, more than twice the total of Parker Ferrigan.
So the Bees' season ended with a mark of 13-4, and two of those losses came at home to Liverpool. Ward, named an Under Armour All-American (he will play in the North/South All-Star game at Towson University on the July 4 weekend), will head to Syracuse University, while Darcangelo, Styler, States, Greg Bell and Niko Manning also depart. Ferrigan, Wood, Rumble and Tom Lawrence lead the returning cast for 2011.