CHAZY - After a tough first half, the Plattsburgh High School girls soccer team came back in the second to score twice on the Northeastern Clinton Central School girls, ultimately taking Section VII Class B title.
"The first half we played a little flat, timid," said PHS coach Tim Mulligan, so he lit "a little fire under them" during half time.
Although NCCS didn't win the championships, they led the first half of the game after a leading goal by Alli Ebersol, less than 4 minutes into the game.
NCCS coach Josie Gilroy said the team was dealing with injuries and illness.
"We had kids playing tonight who were sick still," she explained.
Despite it all however, Gilroy was happy with the way her players played.
"Plattsburgh's a good team. They came back with the two great goals and that put us behind. So it was a tough comeback."
"We didn't give up until the bitter end," Gilroy added.
Mulligan was proud of his team as well.
"Meagan Gadzuk-Shea, she played hard the entire game," he said. "I used her as an example at half time. How we get going to the ball. She just does it. Game in and game out."
Mulligan added Charisse Abellard was also a strong leader in the game.
"Especially with the throw ins," he said.
He added NCCS played with a lot of energy.
"I felt like they had layers who are average who were playing above themselves," Mulligan said. "They were just playing with a lot of heart."