All eyes were on Hagerty during Liberty's decisive possession. Liberty junior captain Grace Griffin said she didn't want Hagerty forcing the issue if a high-quality opportunity was not there.
But a chance presented itself.
Hagerty was not being double-teamed, in a showdown where both teams employed plenty of pressure. And as soon as a North Carroll defender took an extra step, Hagerty went straight at the goal, depositing a line-drive shot into the back of the net.
It was Hagerty's fourth goal of the night.
"I knew I could score," said Hagerty, playing with the confidence desperately needed in a county showdown, where future Division I lacrosse players were all over the field.
The subplots were many. Griffin and North Carroll's Gabi Hall, future college teammates at Maryland, were locked against each other when Liberty was on attack.
When North Carroll (7-2, 3-1) had possession, Griffin and her teammates frequently double-teamed North Carroll sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Hillman, who managed four goals and two assists anyway.
"There were a lot of great players on the field who are going to do big things in the future," Griffin said.
The back-and-forth battle featured six ties. Liberty senior attack Abby Overman had three goals, including one that gave the Lions a 10-8 lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Hillman earned her two assists by waiting for double teams. When they arrived, she calmly passed to an open teammate cutting toward the goal. With 3 minutes remaining, Hillman passed to junior midfielder Kyleigh Masteran, who tied the game at 10-10 with her second goal of the evening.