Instead, after an exchange of goals made it 5-5, the Bees made its decisive move as Kennedy Frink scored one goal and assisted on another, from Marjorie Dehm, with Dehm returning to land her third goal with 8:24 to play.
Now trailing 8-5, the Warriors briefly got closer thanks to Kline’s second goal with 6:18 to play, but Klaben answered a minute later and the Bees shut down Liverpool from there. Jenna Zajac, in defeat, made 11 saves, two more than B’ville counterpart Nicole Burrows.
C-NS, before all this, ripped past Rome Free Academy 17-5 last Monday night, getting 12 different players to score goals as it gave much of the roster a chance to take the field.
Hinting at what it would do against B’ville, only Ryan scored three times, with Liberati, Ghabarou and Kenny managing two goals apiece. Cummings, Samantha Tortora and Kristi Thompson each had one goal and one assist. Bowles, Jill Goettel, Brittney Petterelli and Kayla Massena also found the net.
Then the Northstars recorded an impressive 15-3 win at Auburn on Wednesday night, taking charge during an 8-1 first half and never letting up one bit as it built up momentum for the B’ville rematch.
Ghabarou and Hanna Haven each picked up three-goal hat tricks, with Ryan, Bowles and Cummings getting two goals apiece. Tortora had three assists to go with her lone tally as Kenny and Duffy also scored.
Just as C-NS was defeating B’ville, Liverpool handled Auburn 11-6, mostly due to a dominant first half where it roared out to an 8-1 lead, which gave it room against the Maroons’ late surge.
There was near-perfect offensive balance on the Warriors’ part. Lauren Mancini had two goals and one assist, with O’Brien, Jessica Attaway and Alexis Kline also scoring twice. Cabrey earned a goal and two assists ahead of Meghan DiMarco and Rachel Kline, who managed single goals.
Liverpool still had to play Central Square and Westhill before Thursday’s unveiling of the Section III playoff match-ups, while C-NS would play Syracuse and General Brown on back-to-back nights.