DRYDEN - The Chazy Central Rural School girls varsity soccer team finally has a state championship title to call their own.
In 2007, the girls received the title of co-champions after the game ended in a tie. However, after outscoring Smithtown Christian 3-1 Nov. 20, the team no longer has to share that title.
"It's such a huge privilege to make it," said coach Karin Sherman Trombley. "I told them all weekend that we want it, but if we walk away not making it and not winning it, just to be there is just a huge accomplishment."
Not only do the girls now have the title, but it's also the first year they share the title with the boys varsity soccer team.
Two of the goals were scored by senior Astrid Kempainen, one off a direct kick, and the other in a low shot to the corner.
"It was beautiful," said Sherman Trombley of the second goal.
The final goal was scored with less than five minutes left in the second half by senior Chelsea Guay, who headed the ball in the net off a corner kick.
Despite those two girls scoring the winning goals, Sherman Trombley said everyone had a hand in the win.
"No matter what, everybody has a role on the team," she said. "No matter if you go in for 80 minutes, or a minute, or you don't play a game, the reason we are so successful is because we work hard. We are our best competition at practice. Every single one of them is such a huge part of the program."
Sherman Trombley also thanked the community for their support of the team.
Following the boys soccer team win in Middletown, where many of the girls traveled to to support them, both teams returned to the school Sunday evening, Nov. 21, to hundreds of community members cheering.
"It's a small community, but the support and the people are just amazing," coach said. "It's great and it's touching and it's emotional to see people come out at 8:30 at night to see the teams."