Alicia Roy's free kick gives Cold Spring Harbor Class B title
There was a Bigfoot sighting Tuesday at the Long Island Class B girls soccer championship game.
"They've called me that since kindergarten," Alicia Roy said. "I've always had a big kick and I'm small, so it's ironic."
Roy showed off that big foot of hers, scoring on a free kick from 25 yards with 3:32 remaining in the second overtime to give Cold Spring Harbor a 1-0 win over Babylon at Dowling Sports Complex.
"I haven't had a successful free kick this season, so I knew I had to put it away," Roy said. "It was luck again, I guess."
Roy also man-marked the dangerous Shelby Fredericks, and along with Katherine Rueger and the defense, allowed Babylon few scoring chances.
Babylon keeper Hannah McGlinchey played brilliantly, recording 19 saves.
Cold Spring Harbor, which has won 12 Class C state titles but none in Class B, advances to the state semifinals in Cortland at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
"I challenge every team to make history," coach Steve Cacioppo said. "These girls are special. Maybe this is the team."