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Chazy soccer teams make familiar trip to NYSPHSAA Final Four

Rachel Pombrio scored the game-winning goal for the Chazy Lady Eagles as they advanced to the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four.

Rachel Pombrio scored the game-winning goal for the Chazy Lady Eagles as they advanced to the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four. Jim Carroll/OvertimePhotography.com

— “They were well organized and they always defend well,” Eagles head coach Rob McAuliffe said. “We knew that if we were able to get the first goal, things could open up and we could get another, and that is what happened.”

McAuliffe said it was nice to get scoring from the freshman in Barriere, who has been good when given the opportunity.

“Nelson made a great individual play and service into the box, and Josh was waiting to get a big goal,” McAuliffe said. “It felt good to get going in the second half.”

The Eagles have not allowed a goal since an Oct. 13 2-0 loss to the Willsboro Warriors, who they beat 1-0 to advance to the regional round.

“We know that we have to defend well and that is what we are doing right now,” McAuliffe said. “We came into this playoff with a good mindset, and we are looking forward to (this) weekend.”

The Eagles will play Section V champion Alfred-Almond on Saturday, Nov. 19, on the Faller Field turf field at Middletown High School. The winner will play either Section III’s Hamilton or Section II’s Fort Ann at 1 p.m. on the grass field of Faller Field.

“The plan is to win two more games,” McAuliffe said.

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