Just minutes away from earning a draw, WG finally bent in the second OT period. Liverpool’s Kyle Lombard, taking a pass from Lukas Rubio, slipped a shot past Fletcher to win it.
That defeat seemed to have a lingering effect, for when the Wildcats visited Nottingham two nights later, it led to a 3-1 defeat to the Bulldogs.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, WG got on the board with Austin Graham’s goal. But the Wildcats were under attack much of the way, Fletcher and Kamel Awayda combining for 16 saves as Nottingham used goals by Kenroy Thomas, Ismet Suljic and Claude Tuyishimire to prevail.
The boys Wildcats had to visit Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday before returning home later in the week to face Central Square and defending Class B champion Westhill.
Meanwhile, WG’s girls would host Auburn on Tuesday, leading to a rematch with two-time defending Class AA champion Liverpool on Thursday night after it lost 3-1 to the Warriors at LHS Stadium back on Sept. 13.