This particular match was more crucial as it was to see who would move to the finals or not.
Here is what happened in diagrams, I was solids. Click any photo to enlarge.
I played safe and she did the correct thing and made my 9ball.
I then had ball-in-hand and I tried to break out the 2/8, but failed to spread them apart like I wanted to do even with ball-in-hand on the 15 ball.
I then decided to use the 12 ball to get shape for a short rail bank on the 8 ball.
I failed to get that shape and then had no choice but to bank the 8 in the cross corner. I made it!
I was really trying a two-way shot - leave the cueball nestled up against her 2 ball in case I missed (it wasn't one of my favorite bank shots that I felt comfy with). I did not accomplish that, so I got lucky I made the 8-ball for my team hill-hill.
We then found ourselves in the finals! We lost that match because we were all so tired, but super proud we placed second again! Second year in a row!