Any hopes the Lakers had of a comeback got dashed just 8.6 seconds before the period ended. On another power play, Mariano, reprising his earlier goal, flung a slap shot through a screen past Diamond, and it was 4-0 at intermission.
Sova offered an exclamation point, putting home a rebound goal with 12:38 left, and the Lakers spent the rest of the contest trying, in vain, to get on the board. Diamond finished with 30 saves.
The Lakers finished with a record of 13-3-6, and will see Diamond, Brendan Major, Jim Rodgers, Scott Longtin and Jon Rogalia depart, though a large core of players, including Taylor Haberstock, Jack Fabrizio, Jake Cooney, Tyler Strods, Josh Kuhns, Owen Kuhns, Mitchell Jones and Gunnar Beck-Andersen, will come back next winter.