The two teams, who are rivals, had played twice previously, with the Mustangs emerging victorious in both contests.
The Bulldogs came out firing as goals by Maddie Terefenko, Madison Klee, and Kelly Pruitt gave Wilson an early 3-0 lead. The three quick scores led the Mustangs to make a change at goalkeeper, electing to go with freshman Elivia Leporace for the remainder of the game.
Kelly Muenster would score two straight goals for Mifflin, cutting the lead to 3-2. Mifflin would eventually even to score at 5-5 on a goal by Caroline Kallos. The Mustangs would take their first lead of the game, 9-8 with 5:07 until half on a goal by senior Emma Jones.
Heading to halftime, Governor Mifflin held an 11-9 advantage after an offensively potent first half.
Mifflin freshman Katie Creamer opened the second half scoring, giving the Mustangs a 12-9 lead, their largest of the game.
After Klee cut the lead to 12-10, Creamer would add another tally to up the lead back to three.
The Mifflin lead would remain three, 14-11 with under 8 minutes to play before Maddie Klee brought the Bulldogs back to within two.
Maddie Terefenko would score two more goals in the closing minutes of regulation to even the score at 14-14, ultimately sending the game to overtime.
After a few huge saves by Wilson’s Jess Hetrick, Maddie Klee converted on an 8 meter penalty to give Wilson the 15-14 victory.
Maddie Klee scored 7 goals to lead the Bulldogs, while Maddie Terefenko added 4 more. Lindsey Covell and Kelly Pruitt each scored two as well.
Katie Creamer scored 4 goals for the Mustangs, while Emma Jones, Caroline Kallos, Kelly Muenster, and Allison Schaeffer each added two.
The Bulldogs, who got 16 saves out of Jess Hetrick, will face Exeter in the BCIAA championship game on Thursday at Daniel Boone.
Maddie Terefenko said “we’ve been working all season to get to Thursday”. The senior also added that, “beating Mifflin feels great, especially with them beating us twice before, it just feels that much better.”
The Bulldogs’ hero Maddie Klee said of the final play, “it felt awesome. I didn’t realize I had scored until everyone started tackling me.” She also added “getting the chance to redeem ourselves felt great, we had a chance to win it late, so to get the same chance it overtime felt awesome.”