As has been the case throughout the postseason, defensive specialist Madison Miller contributed another lock-down effort on an offensive star. This time, it was on Bronxville speedster Lucy Kohlhoff.
Kohlhoff made several deep runs deep into the attacking third, but Miller never allowed to get a clean look at the goal. So often, Miller trapped Kohlhoff in the corner and wouldn’t let her out.
“Madison, you know, kept Lucy pretty much rendered neutral, if not more,” Mackey said. “Our defense played great.”
The shootout started with Donahue and OHS’ Amy Hait converting clean shots in the first round.
Both teams missed in the second round, with Mason Warble shooting high and Charley Warble saving a shot by Ruff at the left post.
In the third round, Sloman barely had to move to save Meredith Donovan’s shot, but it stayed at 1-1 when Cleaveland shot over the goal.
Taylor Sears and Nicosia scored cleanly in the fourth round and Jess Tigh and More did likewise in the fifth round.
The sudden-victory shootout started with Sloman again staying stationary to stop Caroline Cory’s shot, but Miller’s attempt missed wide left.
That set up Sloman’s heroics in the seventh round.
“Definitely,” More said when asked if the right team advanced. “We had possession way more than them, so the fact that we were able to come out with a win is great.”
Added Mackey: “(Bronxville) Coach (Don) Cupertino said after the game, ‘The better team today deserved to go on.’ And I said (to Cupertino), ‘I appreciate that.’
“Last year, they were better and we were just happy to hang around,” Mackey continued. “(Cupertino) said to be quite honest with you, he told his girls at halftime, hey, they’re all over us, let’s just keep hanging around.”