Hinsdale Central 10 LWC 9 (OT)
Amy Werkema scored with under two minutes left in the second overtime and Olivia Denton made a key save with 0:10 remaining as Hinsdale Central held off Lincoln-Way Central 10-9 in two overtimes on Wednesday night.
The game went back and forth throughout the first three periods, as Werkema and Lincoln-Way Central's Ava Caffarini recorded the bulk of the scoring for each respective team. Hinsdale Central led late in the second half after goals by Werkema and Whitney Anderson, but the Knights' Emily Watson made a steal with 0:13 seconds left in regulation and drew an ejection on the Red Devils' goalie, then assisted a driving Stacey Wymer for an open net goal to tie the score at 8-8 and send the game to the extra session.
In the first overtime, Hinsdale goalie Amanda Murphy made a save on a powerplay situation to keep the score tied, but Wymer scored again to give Lincoln-Way Central a 9-8 lead with two minutes to play in the first overtime. Knights' goalie Tricia Ramsey made a brilliant save to prevent a goal late in the first overtime to preserve the one goal lead, diving to catch a lob shot that was headed for the back of the net in the shallow end.
In the second overtime, Anderson scored again for the Red Devils from two meters to tie the score at 9-9, right before Werkema would connect from the left side to give Hinsdale Central a lead they would not relinquish over the final two minutes.
The win was the first in a three-game span for Hinsdale Central over Lincoln-Way Central, as the Knights beat the Red Devils twice on Saturday at the St Charles East Tournament. Both teams will also be in attendance at this weekend's Lockport Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
NOTE: Video due on Thursday morning.