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Alicia Roy's free kick gives Cold Spring Harbor Class B title

Cold Spring Harbor goalkeeper Stephanie Mahder is hugged

Cold Spring Harbor goalkeeper Stephanie Mahder is hugged by teammates after they defeated Babylon in overtime in the Class B final. (Nov. 13, 2012) Credit: David Pokress

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."

She's just being modest. The sophomore defender did this three times before. Last season, she scored on free kicks in the semifinals, the county final and the Long Island championship.

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."

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