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Stevenson 14 Naperville Central 13 (OT)

Claire Haas recorded 5 goals and Eleanor Michaud provided the eventual game-winner as Stevenson won the IHSA State Tournament after edging Naperville Central 14-13 in overtime. Fiona Gaffney netted 3 scores and Anna Mossakowski blocked 10 shots in the winning effort. Emily Westlove and Rylee Brower both scored 4 goals and Sara Campbell made 7 saves in the loss for the Redhawks.


The following live blog has been edited from the @illpolo Twitter account:



Claire Haas put Stevenson on the board early in the first quarter as leads 1-0 in the girls' state title game!


Eileen Hoang scores at the 3:32 mark and Stevenson leads NC 2-0 midway through the first quarter


Central goalie ejected but the 4-player wall in front works! Alli Hansen prevents a goal with an old-fashioned field block


Lauren Maloney scores with :07 left on the counter and Stevenson leads Naperville Central 4-0 at the end of the first period



Rylee Brower connects from the penalty spot and Central is on the board but still trailing Stevenson 4-1 early in Q2


Brower scores again from the penalty spot but Claire Haas does the same for Stevenson and the Patriots lead the Redhawks 5-2 with 4:54 left in Q2


Emily Rodgers from downtown! Central gets to within two goals after a 7m snipe from the senior...


Rylee Brower with the hat trick. 5-4 game midway through Q2 and this is gonna be absolutely wild this game


Claire Haas scored with just over a minute left in the first half and leads Central 6-4 in the state title game!



Fiona Gaffney's latest goal pushes Stevenson's lead to 9-4 as part of a 3-0 run since halftime...3:08 left in Q3


Alli Hansen finally breaks the Redhawks' drought after an ejection but Stevenson leads 10-5 late in Q3


Counterattack alert as Emily Rodgers finds Emily Westlove on the 2-on-1 and Central cuts the lead to 10-6 at the end of the third quarter


Rylee Brower scores twenty seconds into the final period as Central has fought back but they still trail Stevenson 11-7 in the title game



Alli Hansen just turned her defender and scored on the "perfect lob" to cut the lead to 11-8 with 4:38 left. That play tho...


Emily Westlove scores less than a minute later and Central has cut Stevenson's lead to 11-9 with 4:03 left! Timeout to Stevenson...


Emily Westlove scores from near 5-meters to trim the lead to one! Stevenson ahead 11-10 with 2:40 left in Q4


This is madness! Stevenson leads 11-10 with 1:02 left and possession...


Tie game! Emily Westlove! Timeout Stevenson with the score tied at 11-11 with :42 left


Central with the steal but over the goal on the attempt...Stevenson calls timeout with :13 left and the game on the line!


Stevenson set up shop but Emily Rodgers made a steal and Central calls timeout with :07 left and the game at 11-11


Stevenson with the stop and that means...OVERTIME IN THE STATE TITLE GAME AGAIN!!!!!!


Really a tale of two quarters. Stevenson DOMINATED the third quarter. Somehow Central found a way to break their wall of defense down in Q4



Julia Nicholson from downtown! Stevenson leads 12-11 early in the first OT!


Anna Mossakowski makes a huge save and Fiona Gaffney capitalizes on the other end! Stevenson leads Central 13-11 at the end of OT1


Emily Rodgers cuts the lead to one but Eleanor Michaud responds within seconds! Stevenson leads 14-12 with 2:00 left in OT2 (GAME-WINNER ALERT!)


Charlotte Albright cuts the lead to 14-13 with :28 seconds left! Stevenson calls timeout and this is gonna be wild...


STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL WINS THE STATE TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!! 14-13 in overtime over Naperville Central. Amazing!





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