Caponera’s late goal helps OESJ grab Class D title

Sports

STILLWATER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Top-seeded Fort Ann met the three seed, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville, in the Section 2 girls soccer Class D title game on Monday night. The young OESJ team, without a senior starter, fought back to win the Class D championship.

After OESJ fell behind early, the two teams were locked 1-1 with under 6 minutes to go when Nataley Caponera found the back of the net to give the Wolves the lead. OESJ went on to win 2-1.

Junior Sydney Schell was happy to prove the Wolves’ doubters wrong. “At the beginning of the season, so many people said they didn’t think we’d win a game and we’re here,” said Schell. “I didn’t think we’d be here. I’m so happy we are. I had hope but I wasn’t expecting this, this is insane. I’ve been wanting a white patch for so long. I’m so happy.”

Head coach Zale Benton had a message for her team from the beginning of the season. That message paid off Monday night. “I told the kids in the beginning of the season, just hold your heads high, get through the bad part of the season and we’ll be able to make some noise from there,” said Benton. “They believed it and they did it, and that’s all they had to do.”

More Sports News

Sign up for our newsletter

Follow the sports team on Twitter:
Liana Bonavita
Griffin Haas
Jared Phillips

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sport Highlights

Local Sports

More Local Sports

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
REMARKABLE WOMEN_2022_NOMINATE

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

MEET THE NEWS10 SPORTS TEAM

Liana Bonavita

Griffin Haas

GRIFFIN HAAS

Jared Phillips

Latest COVID-19 News

More COVID-19