Just in time, though, the Lakers stormed back. In the last 10 minutes, it put in four straight goals (from Madison Gabor, Jessie Matt, Sarah Willard and Grace Milmoe) to move within one, 11-10, and when Audrey Burbidge found the net with less than three minutes left, they were even again, 11-11. Better yet, the Lancers were down a player due to multiple yellow cards.
But Skinner again shut the door, stopping two possible game-winning shots in the last seconds of regulation to force the game to overtime.
In the first of the two three-minute OT periods, LaFayette overcame its disadvantage and got goals from Skye Schumacher and Kaitlyn Agedal for a 13-11 lead. One more time, the Lakers tried to rally, getting a goal in the second OT from Milmoe with a minute left, but the Lancers held on thanks to one more save from Skinner, her 13th of the game.
Matt led Cazenovia’s valiant effort, getting three goals and one assist. Burbidge, Gabor and Milmoe had two goals apiece, while Willard, Abbie McEntee and Taylor Eldred earned single goals. Willard and Olivia McEntee added assists.
On LaFayette’s side, Cassidy Doster scored three goals and added five assists. Schumacher had four goals and one assist, with Agedal, Peebles and Halee Beebe getting two goals apiece.
The Lakers’ game against Marcellus, first moved from Cazenovia to the Mustangs’ home turf last Tuesday and then snowed out, will get made up April 28, after a full week of action for the Lakers that includes three games in five days against Onondaga, Bishop Ludden and General Brown.