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Class AA state final: Massapequa vs. Fairport

Massapequa's John Romano celebrates the team's championship win

Massapequa's John Romano celebrates the team's championship win in the Class AA final over Fairport. (Nov. 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa defeated Fairport, 1-0, in the Class AA boys soccer state final Sunday at Middletown High School for its first state championship.

Massapequa's Brendan Raab, front, shields the ball from
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Brendan Raab, front, shields the ball from Fairport's Austin Deridder. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Sean Nealis, center, fights through the pressure
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Sean Nealis, center, fights through the pressure of Fairport's Cameron Hughes, left, and Rani Hubeishy. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Brendan Gallivan, right, tries to get the
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Brendan Gallivan, right, tries to get the ball from Fairport's Matt Bischoff. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, top, wins a header over
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Brandon Merklin, top, wins a header over Fairport's Anthony Gaglianese. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Brendan Gallivan, left, is tripped up by
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Brendan Gallivan, left, is tripped up by Fairport's Anthony Gaglianese. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Brian Nichtern, left, settles the ball in
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Brian Nichtern, left, settles the ball in front of Fairport's Ryan Stokes. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's John Romano, top, is lifted by goalkeeper
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's John Romano, top, is lifted by goalkeeper Dan Vitiello as they celebrate their championship win over Fairport. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis, left, collides with Fairport's Matt
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis, left, collides with Fairport's Matt Bischoff. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's head coach Keith Stanley, center and his
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's head coach Keith Stanley, center and his players celebrate their championship win over Fairport. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis celebrates his game-winning goal against
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis celebrates his game-winning goal against Fairport. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Edward McMillan, right, and Fairport's Hunter Critchlow
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Edward McMillan, right, and Fairport's Hunter Critchlow jump for a header. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's players attempt to douse head coach Keith
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's players attempt to douse head coach Keith Stanley after beating Fairport in the Class AA final. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis, front, puts a free kick
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's Dylan Nealis, front, puts a free kick under the Fairport wall to score the games only goal. (Nov. 17, 2013)

Massapequa's John Romano celebrates the team's championship win
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Massapequa's John Romano celebrates the team's championship win in the Class AA final over Fairport. (Nov. 17, 2013)

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