LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Little Falls and Holland Patent went to overtime the first time they met this season. Tuesday’s rematch did the same with first place in the Center State Conference’s East Division up for grabs at Veterans Memorial Park.

McKenna Williams scored from a crowd in front of the Little Falls cage and gave Holland Patent’s Golden Knights a 1-0 win three minutes into overtime.

The win moved the Golden Knights (9-5-0, 6-1-0 CSC East) one game ahead of Little Falls Mounties (11-4-0, 5-2-0 CSC East) with one game remaining for each team, Wednesday at Herkimer for Holland Patent and Thursday’s Pink Game at home against Mount Markham for the Mounties.

Little Falls dominated play on the field and in the scorebook through most of regulation. The Mounties outshot Holland Patent 6-2 in the first half and 13-6 for the game. The Mounties had 17 corners to Holland Patent’s six, including a 10-1 advantage in the first half. Little Falls, however, was unable to take advantage.

"We played great," Little Falls coach Monica Tooley said. "... We just didn’t finish things."

Tooley singled out Abby Slabe and Caitlyn Grace for their efforts in keeping the pressure on the Holland Patent defense.

The Mounties had their best chance to break the scoreless deadlock when they were awarded a penalty stroke 10 minutes into the second half. Holland Patent was penalized when a defender positioned behind the goalie blocked the ball with her leg on its way to the cage.

Abby Slabe took the stroke for Little Falls and shot into the pads of goalie Ella Buchanan. The save was one of the most important of Buchanan’s 10 in the extended shutout.

The only goal of the game came at the end of a flurry of activity in front of the Little Falls cage. Holland Patent was awarded a penalty corner, and an official gave the signal for another after a whistle was blown to stop play. The Mounties split up between defenders in the cage and forwards moving out to midfield as the official changed the signal. The Golden Knights took a free hit coming in while the Mounties were set up to defend the corner. The ball went out of bounds across the end line and possession was again awarded to Holland Patent which scored off the next free hit.

"That didn’t have anything to do with them scoring," Tooley said of the situation with the changed call, "but it kept the ball down there when it could already have been out here."

The goal was scored 35 seconds after the restart following the free hit. While an objection to the call was raised, no formal protest was filed.

Mackenzie Harrington made three saves for Little Falls.