At times Chickasha found it hard to get forward, but another senior made it count when they did. When Hinch moved back to defense late in the game, Haley Black made her way forward to good effect. She held the ball at the top of the box, attracting attention to open the space for Alyssa Willetts who eased in calmly to pick up the ball and dispatch the ball into the low left corner.
That essentially killed the game, and a rough second half. It was clear both were desperate for a win, as Elgin upped their aggression as the second half wore on. The Lady Chicks didn’t look to have aggravated any major injuries ahead of their first round state game, which looks to be scheduled at home a week from Tuesday.