Stillwater Wins it All


Was there ever any doubt?  After finishing state runner-up just a year ago the Stillwater girls soccer team was on a mission to return to the title game and flip the script.  Sunday in Cortland they did just that posting, a 5-0 victory over Little Falls to capture the Class C state championship.

Junior Brooke Pickett scored three goals, Paige Brinsko and Keelyn Pickett added scoring strikes as well and sophomore Kiersten Conroy and the Warriors defense posted yet another shutout in earning the programs first state title.

Pickett got things started just seven minutes when she cleaned up a rebound for the 1-0 lead.

It remained a one score game until the 39th minute when Pickett, on a breakaway, beat   Little Falls keeper Kylie Myers and the Warriors headed to the break with a 2-0 advantage.

In the 56th minute Pickett put away her third of the contest and with it put Little Falls to sleep.

Minutes later it was Brinsko scoring off a Peacock corner, and in the 79th minute Peacock rang the bell to cap the Stillwater scoring.

Individual awards were handed out to the Warriors Pickett who was named Stillwater’s most outstanding player in the tournament, while Conroy was chosen as the tourneys top goalie.

This deep and talented Stillwater team finishes with a 22-0-1, and made something that’s very hard to achieve look easy. Never letting the expectations of a return to the state finals affect them, the Warriors dominated opponents all season long scoring 129 goals while allowing just 16.

And when the level of competition elevated in post season play, so did Stillwater who held a 39-1 goal advantage in seven post season outings.  Simply video game numbers.

That’s handling yours business, that’s getting it done, and that’s the Stillwater Warriors -New York State Class C Girls Soccer Champions.




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