The Spencerport (N.Y.) girls soccer team became the first team in school history to win a state title and its victory has the Rangers in the top 5 of the USA TODAY Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 for fall girls soccer.
Spencerport moved from No. 11 to No. 4 after its 2-1 upset victory against Jamesville-DeWitt (Jamesville, N.Y.) in the Class A final.
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Spencerport gave up a goal in the ninth minute, the first goal allowed since Oct. 7, snapping a run of eight consecutive shutouts. But the Rangers bounced back for the lead by halftime and neither team scored in the second half.
“We’re just really excited,” Erin Coykendall, who scored both goals told Gannett partner Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. “To be the first team in Spencerport history to be state champions is amazing.”
The 1975 Spencerport boys soccer team and some powerhouse wrestling squads have been ranked No. 1 at season’s end. But these girls are the first to win a state crown on the field, so it was historic and near-perfect (the Rangers finished 21-0-2).
Defending champion Davis (Kaysville, Utah) remains in the No. 1 spot followed by Glastonbury (Conn.).
Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.) has moved up two spots to No. 3 followed by Spencerport. Hunterdon Central (Flemington, N.J.) jumped up from No. 8 to round out the top 5.
Northern Highlands (Allendale, N.J.), which has been ranked as high as No. 2 this season, returned to the rankings at No. 10. Arlington (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) is also among the seven newcomers at No. 12 along with No. 14 Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.), No. 17 Canon McMillian (Canonsburg, Pa.), No. 18 Sacred Heart (Yonkers, N.Y.), No. 21 Strongsville (Ohio), No. 22 Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) and No. 24 Villa Joseph Maria (Southhampton, Pa.).
Contributing: Democrat and Chronicle