The Mustangs scored the equalizer 10 minutes in, off their third corner of the half (and fourth of the game). Brenee Kratzer received Candace Hackenberg's insert and pushed right to Tricia Martin, who sent the ball diagonal left at goal. Hackenberg punched it in from the doorstep.
Not even two minutes later, Freed smothered Halloran's shot from the right post, giving Shik a penalty stroke. Yerger took it, lifting it slightly toward the right side where it met Freed's left pad.
"I was terrified," Yerger said. "I know I can do it; it just didn't go that time."
With a little less than 5 minutes to play, Katelyn Walter ripped a wicked right-to-left cross from near the sideline to the cage. Braves keeper Jessa Houghton lost sight of the ball momentarily, but Hackenberg could not get enough stick on the ball to finish the point-blank shot and it went wide.
Walter was one of just four senior starters in the Midd-West (10-9) lineup, with Freed, Kratzer and back Alli Sharp.
"It's something to build on for the future," Romig said, "but we would have liked to have gone on to play another day."
Shikellamy (10-8-1) has that opportunity in Thursday's quarterfinal round against top-seeded Bloomsburg (17-1), the HAC-II champ and last year's district runner-up. The winner advances to Saturday's semifinal at Bloomsburg University.
"I just wanted to get to districts," said Reid. "Obviously I would love to win them, but our goal first was just to get here.
"I think we all want to win it now."