In the 75th minute, an Edmond North defender cleared the ball off the goal line and the ball went to Norman North's Jonathan Newton, who shot from just outside the penalty box, but Edmond North goalkeeper David Atkins smothered the ball for the last of his four saves. Taylor also had four saves for the Timberwolves.
Norman North had the best scoring chances in the first half and broke through in the 33rd minute. Ryan Johnson sent a cross from about 35 yards out on the left side deep into the penalty area, where Carson Cacciatori headed it past Atkins into the right side of the goal.
But the Timberwolves proved unable to generate much offense in the second half, as Edmond North's back line of Ross Stewart, Jason Rinehart, Collier and Zac Medawattage shut down Cichero, who scored 22 goals this season.
“The second half has been a problem for us in the playoffs,” Norman North coach Geo Claros said. “We've been giving up goals. … We've been coming out flat, just trying to hope our way across the finish line. You can't do that.”