Then, with 4:35 left, after Cazenovia turned back a series of penalty corners, Curtis, off a feed from Livesey, put in the tying goal to give her the natural hat trick. The Lakers' lead was gone.
At the brink of falling apart, the Lakers regrouped and, for the rest of regulation, kept it at 3-3. Then, through a pair of tense 10-minute overtime periods, where the teams go seven-on-seven, HP controlled most of the flow of play, but Cazenovia again turned them away.
As a result, the Lakers and Golden Knights were declared sectional co-champions. Penalty strokes followed, five to each side.
Cazenovia made four of them (by Sarah Willard, Colleen Stalder, Meredith Shephard and Holly Gamlen), to HP's three, as Nourse made two crucial saves to help the Lakers come out on top, glad to see its wild evening come to a successful conclusion.