Schalmont girls end perfect season with state title

Congratulations to the Schalmont girls!

It took some time, but the Schalmont girls’ soccer team finally managed to add to school history in Sunday’s New York state Class B championship game.

— It took some time, but the Schalmont girls’ soccer team finally managed to add to school history in Sunday’s New York state Class B championship game.

The Sabres defeated Section VI champion Wilson, 2-0, to emerge as champions at SUNY-Cortland Stadium Complex, scoring both goals late in the second half. Schalmont also won the state title in 2011, when some of the current players were ball girls.

The Sabres (24-0) swarmed all over their opponent from Niagara County, outshooting Wilson by a 22-1 margin, but watched shots go wide, hit the post or be stopped by sophomore goalkeeper Emily Kelly.

But eighth-grader Davia Rossi scored with 9:30 remaining in the game, getting to the ball after it deflected off a Wilson defender and placing a shot into the right side of the net. The goal followed extra effort by freshman midfielder Vanessa Wainwright, who kept the ball in-bounds in the left corner and ran it into the area in front of the net.

Junior defender Alexis Horwedel tallied the second goal with 4:14 remaining, lofting a direct kick just under the crossbar after Morgan Faery replaced Kelly at goalkeeper.

“That goalie was fantastic,” said Horwedel, who was named Schalmont’s Most Valuable Player for the title game. “The first goal was a relief. We just had to keep pressing.”

“This season has been just phenomenal,” said Schalmont coach Alaina Resue. She said this year’s offense was not quite as strong when the season started, but improved.

“The girls were fantastic. They worked hard from day one,” said Resue, an assistant coach in 2011. “This title was our goal. We had nine seniors, and they aimed at what the 2011 team accomplished.”

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Schalmont Girls Varsity Section 2 Class B Champions

AlainaThe Schalmont Girls Varsity team dominated the game and won the Class B Championship with a 4-1 victory over Voorheesville in Stillwater.

“Our quote this whole year was, ‘One team, one dream, one game at a time’ because you really can’t take anything for granted,” Schalmont coach Alaina Resue said.

The Sabres are now 20-0 and are the state’s top-ranked team.  They now are focused on their next game Tuesday in Stillwater for a regional contest against Section III champion Marcellus (14-1-4) at 5 p.m.

Congrats on a great accomplishment girls and good luck in the regionals!


Mohonasen Girls Varsity Section 2 Class A Finalists

An amazing season for the Warriors came to an end on Saturday as Mohon fell to the Spartans of Burnt Hills 1-0 in the Class A Championship.

CSz2bIxUwAQInZaThe Mohonasen Girls Varsity team led by Coach Vito Urbano and Assistant Coach Bob DiBella fought a tightly contested Section 2 Class A final Saturday against Burnt Hills in Stillwater.  It was a hard fought match and the Warriors came up just short, but they left the field as proud finalists and as the first Mohon girls soccer team to get to the Sectional Finals.

“This was one of those games where the ball didn’t bounce our way,” said Mohonasen coach Vito Urbano, whose Mighty Warriors finished 7-11-1. “Normally, we clear the ball away in that situation, but today, we just couldn’t get there. Burnt Hills is a very good team, but I’m proud of the way we played today.”

Great work by our RYSC coaches and great work by you girls!

Mohon Proud!