Tied after four quarters of regulation and two overtime periods, Palatine finally claimed a 15-14 victory with a sudden-death goal at Conant in Mid-Suburban West girls water polo on Thursday.
At the end of the fourth, Rachel Chumbook scored on a penalty shot with 11 seconds left to put the Pirates up by a goal. But Conantís Angela Skittone tied it back up with 1 second left with a rebound goal.
Early in the first OT session, Conant lost a player to a third ejection and had to play with one less player than the Pirates for the remainder of overtime. The Cougars still managed to scored 3 goals and force sudden death.
Chumbook had the decisive goal on a rebounded shot attempt. She finished with a game-high 10 goals, and Caroline Wojtas had 4 goals for Palatine (4-6, 2-2).
Skittone (5 goals) and Carmen Rosas (4) led the offensive effort for Conant (4-6, 1-3), and Maddie Demaret made 19 saves in goal.
Kim Butler also had 19 saves for Palatine.
Hersey 6, Prospect 3: The host Huskies (5-3, 3-1) got 3 goals from Katie Lindholm and 2 from Karolina Szymaszek to pull out an MSL East victory over the Knights (1-5, 1-3) in MSL East play.
Barringon 14, Schaumburg 6: Lisa Danhauer and Karly Meckert both scored three times, and Maya Holay and Catherine Byron had 2 goals apiece to help the host Fillies (9-1, 5-0) to an MSL West victory.
Danielle Grubb scored twice for the Saxons (1-8, 1-4).
Elk Grove 15, Rolling Meadows 1: Kathryn Noonan and Alexa Zajac both had 4 goals to help the visiting Grenadiers (5-4, 2-2) to an MSL East triumph.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.