Yet the Lakers fought back, tying it 10-10 in regulation, and notched the only goal in the pair of three-minute OT periods as its defense turned back all of the Gaelic Knights’ attempts to pull back even.
Dorrance had two goals to go with her four assists, often passing it to Kleine, who had a team-best four goals. Matt and Henderson matched Dorrance, each scoring twice. Lauren Devine picked up nine saves, each of them important.
Another tough game loomed Saturday afternoon, when Cazenovia visited Onondaga, arguably the area’s most improved team with a 6-3 mark. And the Tigers showed just how much it had improved, pulling away late to beat the Lakers 13-9.
Through the first half, Cazenovia stayed close with OCS. Trailing 5-4 at the break, the Lakers’ production remained steady as Dorrance dished out seven assists, but the Tigers got away behind Samantha Annable, who had five goals and one assist, and Makenzie Annable, who added three goals.
No Laker scored more than twice, though, as Kleine and Abbie McEntee fell on that mark, with Dorrance, Henderson, Matt, Lavelle and Cook notching single goals. Devine had seven saves.
Now with a 6-5 record, the Lakers would host Tully on Tuesday and then take on Skaneateles Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Sean Goggin Sports Complex.