posted on February 08, 2014 at 11:26 AM
The 12U clinched a spot at the New York State Championships today. Additional information to follow……….
The 12U Lady Isles headed up to Brewster this morning leading the NYSAHA Championship playdown series with 2 points by virtue of an opening game 2-1 win at Dix Hills. A win or a tie with the powerhouse 12U Lady Bulldogs would secure the girls a spot in the State Chamiponships representing the Eastern Zone. Coach John and the team knew this would not be an easy task, especially on Brewsters home ice.
The game opened up with the Islanders dominating play in the Lady Bulldog end but at the 9 minute mark a lucky Bulldog bounce of the puck turned into an odd man rush and Brewster banged home a rebound off of a great first save by the LI netminder, Olivia DeGuire. The game remained at 1-0 Bulldogs until the the mid point of the second period when a Lady Islander flurry in front of the Bulldog net wound up in a goal by Sam Deiches.
The Girls would carry the 1-1 tie into the third but half way through the Lady Bulldogs intercepted a clearing pass and rifled in a shot past DeGuire to go ahead 2-1. Thoughts turned to a mini game as the clock ticked off precious seconds of the game. It wasn't until the 5 minute mark when Callie McLaughlin rushed the puck from her own red line and made a dash to the Brewster net. As the Brewster defense collasped on her expecting a shot, Callie made a quick move behind the net, wrapped around and found Sam Deiches wide open in front. Sam one timed it for her second goal of the game and what would be the final tally of the day as the Lady Islanders held on to a 2-2 tie clinching the playdown series points 3-1 and gaining a spot in the states!!!!
CONGRATS TO THE 12U GIRLS!!!!