Ōarai manages to escape Kuromorimine's ambush by using a smokescreen to conceal their retreat, where they take up defensive positions on top of a hill. A fierce battle begins, with Ōarai managing to disable several of Kuromorimine's tanks. Thanks to a distraction created by the Student Council, the Ōarai manages to retreat again while Kuromorimine stops to regroup. However, in order to reach their destination, Ōarai has to cross a deep river. Unfortunately, Rabbit Team's M3 Lee stalls in the river. Faced with leaving Rabbit Team behind or risk having Kuromorimine catch up to them, Miho is reminded of her previous finals match. However, the rest her crew encourages her to go and help Rabbit Team, much to her relief. Miho takes a rope and leaps across several of Ōarai's tanks in order to reach Rabbit Team, and the other tanks tow the Rabbit Team out of the river. They then make their way to a nearby town, destroying a bridge to force Kuromorimine to take the long way around.