Morgan Bullock winning the sprint for Zeeland and Ashley Nykamp scores in the first 30 seconds of the game. 1-0 Zeeland. Alaina Lubbers scores a goal for Hudsonville, tying the game 1-1. Morgan Bullock scores with 3:20 left in the first, putting Zeeland back on top, 2-1. Sarah Heemstra scores for Zeeland making it 3-1.
Morgan Bullock winning the sprint again for Zeeland and Erin Elzinga scoring a goal almost right away for Zeeland. 4-1 Zeeland with over 6:00 left in the half. Alaina Lubbers swimming the ball into the goal for her second goal, score now 4-2 Zeeland. Makayla Williams steals the ball from Rockford and swims it all the way up the pool and scores, now 4-3 Zeeland. Zeeland draws an exclusion but does not convert on the 6-on-5. Rockford once again drawing an exclusion and does not convert again, leaving them 0-2 on 6-on-5’s.
Lubbers winning the third quarter sprint, Hudsonville in control of the ball. Both teams have great defensive quarters as neither team scores. The third period ends 4-3 Zeeland still in the lead.
Rachel Hoeve sprinting for Rockford and wins the sprint to start off the third quarter. Carlie Boeve scoring her first goal as she ties the game for Hudsonville, 4-4. Makayla Williams scores her second goal to give Hudsonville the lead for the first time all game. Hudsonville now leads 5-4 with just under 3:00 left in the fourth quarter. With 11 seconds left, Zeeland draws an exclusion. With two seconds left, Morgan Bullock scores her second goal of the game, tying Zeeland and Hudsonville 5-5.
The game heads into overtime! Lubbers wins the sprint and Hudsonville draws an exclusion with a minute and a half left but does not convert. At the end of the first overtime quarter, the score is still tied at 5.
Sarah Heemstra scores a goal right off the sprint and Zeeland is back in the lead 6-5 with 2:45 left in the second overtime period. Alaina Lubbers with a cross cage bar down and ties the game back up at 6 with one minute left in the second period of overtime. With 13 seconds left, Hudsonville draws an ejection but does not convert. The game heads in to sudden death.
Bullock for Zeeland wins the sprint. Hudsonville draws an exclusion but does not convert and the first quarter of sudden death ends still tied at 6.
Zeeland controls the sprint. Hudsonville drawing yet another exclusion but not converting. The quarter ends and we head into yet another sudden death quarter.
Bullock scores the game winning goal. Zeeland wins 7-6 finishing 3rd place and Hudsonville playing an incredible game finishes 4th at the MWPA water polo State Championships. Congratulations ladies!