Third time's the charm...good luck!
Afraid not, game 3 and the 2 ladies met their fate yet again. However quite a few more rounds were managed before the inevitable overrun of the town hall took the Shadow track to Zero once again.
I had the lair card and was marching towards the final Showdown but alas the ladies walked too slow.
Just out of interest I decided to see what would have happened if I had managed to reach the lair in time. Sadly the Necromancer would have been toast, with Isabella taking the lead in the attack. but unfortunately it was not to be.