Chazy captains Kirsten Doran, Cailtyn LaPier and Katharine Tooke accept the NYSPHSAA Class D championship trophey along with head coach Karin Sherman Trombley.
Photo provided by Karin Sherman Trombley
continued The score remained the same for the next 15 minutes, when Caitlyn LaPier found Emery for her second goal in the 70th.
Then, as time started to be counted in seconds and not minutes, LaPier crossed the ball into Laurin, who scored the equalizer.
After 30 minutes of overtime and no goals, the two teams set up for penalty kicks, with Chazy shooting first with Dora connecting and Remsen responding.
In the second round, LaPier connected and goalie Katharine Tooke made a save against Remsen, giving the Eagles a 2-1 edges that would last through the third round.
Megan Reynolds scored to start the fourth round, and Remsen was unable to respond, sending the Eagles to the state title game.
“It was the most unreal game to anything that I had ever been a part of,” Trombley said about the comeback. “At halftime, Caitlyn said that it did not matter how much we were down, as long as we played to the end. She said we could be down in the final minute, but if we played hard we were still in it.”
Trombley said that the team saw the overtime as a new game, and were able to contain O’Connor and get the game to kicks.
“We practice those every day,” Trombley said. “It’s like taking foul shots in basketball, we do it at the end of every practice. We took a week at the start of the season to find our perfect five, and they have been shooting all year against Katharine Tooke, who is one of the best keepers in the state.”
In the title game, the Eagles used a strong wind to their advantage in the first half but were unable to score despite an 8-1 advantage in shots.
In the second half, the Eagles continued to pepper the net but were unable to get past Northville keeper Kristi Bills.