continued Ryan and Meghan Duffy each had three-goal hat tricks for the Northstars, with Hanna Haven scoring twice. Sarah Bowles and Kristi Thompson each had one goal.
Remembering how poorly it started against Liverpool, the Northstars didn't make that same mistake against F-M, tearing out to a 7-2 lead behind three goals from Meghan Duffy and two goals from Ryan. Often, the passes came from Samantha Tortora, who would finish the night with six assists.
Trailing 7-3 at the break, F-M caught up by scoring four times in a span of 2:20 early in the second half, the charge led by Esposito and Marri Ryu, who would finish with four goals apiece as Lindsey Trachtenberg added trhree goals.
Things got really wild late in the second half. They traded goals until Esposito and Ryu scored 38 seconds apart, giving F-M an 11-9 edge. But C-NS stormed right back, Ryan earning her first goal of the night and Duffy getting her fourth to tie it, 11-11, setting up the exciting final act.
Kenny, with her OT conversions, finished with a three-goal hat trick. Tortora, Bryar Cummings, Sarah Bowles, Hanna Haven and Kristi Thompson matched Caveny with one goal apiece.