Gaels 92 U16 Girls State Champion Third Consecutive Year
June 14, 2009óDespite a daunting schedule of four single-elimination state cup games within one week, the Spirit United Gaels 92 U16 Girls retained their state championship title with a 2-1 victory over LDC United on the turf at the Landisville Complex. 2009 marks the teamís third consecutive EPYSA state championship title. Having won the Region I Premier League last month, the Gaels 92 were assured a berth at Regionals, but the team was committed to winning the U16 state championship title as well. The Gaels 92 netted 12 goals and allowed only 2 over the four games. The girls will be competing in the USYS Region I Championships in Huntington, West Virginia July 2 through July 7 with the hope of advancing to the USYS Nationals in Lancaster, MA later in July. In both 2008 and 2007, the team was a finalist in Regional play. The Gaels 92 and their coaches, Shawn Ferris, Sean McCafferty, and Greg Webb will be moving to Penn Fusion Soccer Academy for their U17 season in 2009 - 2010.