Crowley tied the score with 20:50 left in the second half, when his long shot went in over Vibbard.
“He caught him off the line and got it over the top,” CV-S coach Terri Adams said.
Added Crowley: “I saw their goalie was up a bit, so I was trying to either get it to the back of the net or looking for a cross. I was hoping one or the other would get it done.”
The Panthers took a 2-1 lead late in the first half after a goal and an assist by Linton Wainright.
With 17:30 left in the half, Wainright played a long cross from the right corner that Dylan Rollins headed into the left side netting.
About 11 minutes later, Wainright scored on a throughball from Clayton Lyon.
“Linton’s been our main scorer all year,” Plows said. “He plays front center and that’s who you want to be your leading scorer. I’m pretty sure he is not just our leading scorer, but he is leading the league, too. He’s definitely got good speed. I thought that’s what we needed in this game — a lot of speed.”
The Patriots had taken a 1-0 lead with 26 minutes left in the first half. Drugatz got the assist on that one, too, as he sent a sharp ball across the box that Dan Bosma redirected into the left corner.
The goal came shortly after a lengthy delay as CV-S junior midfielder Jake Spencer needed an ambulance to leave the field. Spencer appeared to break his left ankle after jumping to make a play and landing awkwardly.
“I give Coach Adams all the credit for keeping us in the game,” Crowley said. “She talked to us after Jake got hurt and told us that we needed to stick together and we needed to keep our heads in the game. She really did a great job.”