Quickstrike Xtreme ’96s prevail in overtime to win the Girls Under-18 State Open Cup
(Via Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association) – After being tied 1-1 after regulation, the Girls-Under-18 State Open Cup final on June 1 at Stringham Park in LaGrange went into overtime. Quickstrike Xtreme ‘96s of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) defeated the HBC Silent Thunder of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 3-2, for the championship in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).
Monica DiDonato scored two goals and Meaghan Doyle scored on a penalty kick to give Quickstrike the win.
“The true difference in the game was the psychological impact was greater for us in the second half than in the first half,” said Quickstrike coach Chris Lyn.
Coach Lyn was the 2013 Eastern New York Girls Competitive Coach of the Year. He was the captain of the University of North Carolina men’s team when a slightly better-known player, Mia Hamm, was captain of the women’s team.
Quickstrike received a $2,000 check from Eastern New York, to defer the costs of playing in the Regionals from June 26 to July 1 in Kingston, Rhode Island, as well as the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by the match officials.