This match usually closely contested started exactly that way, with very little between the 2 teams. With Maisie Simmonds at one end & Hannah Evans at the other both converting accurately, there was never more than 3 or 4 goals separating them. With both teams playing in a similar style, the ball moved fluently from one end to the other.
It was only in the 3rd quarter that Hurricanes began to break down Lightnings shooting circle, forcing a number of missed shots. It was in this period that Hurricanes pulled away to create more than a 10 goal lead.
Lightning rallied in the final quarter but the deficit was too much to close.