continued But Marcellus has plenty of other offensive options, and they would produce a comeback after the Mustangs fell behind 9-5 early in the second half. Audrey Cerrone's third goal sparked a 4-0 run that tied it, 9-9, as Hunt, Molly McGuane and Alex Burrows all followed up with goals.
Even after the Lakers restored an 11-9 lead with goals from Molly Wood and Natalie Roche, the Mustangs fought back a second time. Lexy Bird, celebrating her 18th birthday, cut the margin to one with 6:06 left, and 40 seconds later Hunt's second goal tied it, 11-11.
In the tense final minutes of regulation, Skaneateles lost possession when Emma Ford was ruled to have an illegal stick (which she was allowed to replace), gained the ball back and ran the clock down, only to turn it over again, which led to overtime.
Wood and Hannah Powers led another balanced Laker offensive effort with three goals apiece. Beatson had two goals and two assists, while Ford and VanSlyke both had two goals and one assist.
For the Mustangs, Cerrone, Bird and Hunt earned three goals apiece, while McGuane took advantage of all the attention on Nolan, managing two goals and three assists.
Marcellus gets another shot at Skaneateles on May 8 at Hyatt Stadium, and there's a good chance the two rivals will have a post-season encounter, too.
"We will see them again," said Marquardt.