continued At that point, said Rowe, B'ville started to protect its lead. During the first four minutes of the second half, it held the ball, both in its own end and in the Warriors' end, not letting Liverpool get any possession time.
Sarah Klaben scored to make it 8-5 at the 8:08 mark, but that margin nearly vanished as Liverpool cut the margin to 8-7 on goals by Morgan Kline and Lauren Mancini. Yet that Mancini tally would be the last time the Warriors would find the net.
Again, Gebhardt provided an answer, getting her fifth goal with 12:25 left. Rowe said that, late in the season, Gebhardt and Kennedy Frink really started to click on the offensive end, Frink picking up four assists on this day.
Just as important was seeing Foote dominate in the draw circle down the stretch. Three straight times, Foote won those draws, leading to long possessions that B'ville used to burn down most of the remaining clock.
Klaben capped off one of those long possessions by scoring with 8:06 left, and Foote won another draw, the Bees keeping it until the final minute, all but sealing its return to the sectional finals.