Two nights earlier, C-NS rolled past Oswego 14-3, though it wasn’t easy in the early going. In fact, the Northstars only carried a 4-3 lead to the break before it started dominating the draws and put up 10 unanswered goals in the second half.
Duffy, with three goals and two assists, and Kenny, with three goals and one assist, set the pace. Ryan and Tortora each had one goal and one assist as Cummings and Morgan Silfer also found the net.
As that went on, Liverpool took its shot at Baldwinsville and played quite well for a half, only to get stampeded in the latter stages of an 11-5 defeat to the Bees.
A patient attack, along with stellar defense, helped Liverpool seize a 4-2 lead by halftime. But once B’ville started winning draws in the second half, everything changes as the tempo increased and the Bees, with its depth, wore the Warriors down.
Natalie Parkins scored three of Liverpool’s five goals. Kasi Cabrey and Rachel Kline also found the net, with Megan Evangelista earning 12 saves. Gebhardt led the B’ville comeback, pouring in four goals and adding two assists.
Even more daunting for the Warriors was Friday night’s visit from state no. 1-ranked West Genesee, who put on another exceptional effort and beat Liverpool 15-2.
Much like WG’s previous two opponents (B’ville and Fayetteville-Manlius), Liverpool could not get on the board in the first half, and the Wildcats, with a quick and efficient attack, took charge, racing out to a 10-0 lead.
Kline and Julia Sardella would get goals in the second half and Cabrey added an assist, but only when the game was well out of reach. Riley Donahue, with six assists, anchored a Wildcat offense that saw Grace Osterdale score four times and Hannah Elmer add three goals and two assists.