When Section V soccer quarterfinals kick off Wednesday night, all eyes on the girls side will be looking up at Spencerport.
The Rangers are the top seed in Class A and finished the regular season 25-0-1.
They are ranked No. 1 in the state and carry a 61 match unbeaten streak.
They are the two-time defending state champs but call last years tie in the championship game, “a let down.”
Spencerport is not a fan of ‘sharing’ a state title and want their 3rd straight all to themselves.
When asked what their secret to their success is, the Rangers say their I.Q.
“We call it their soccer brain. How they read the game both offensively and defensively that sets them apart,” says head coach Jamie Schneider.
A lot of it is experience. A lot of it is playing together,” says senior Eryn Coykendal. “A lot of us have been playing together long before varsity or JV, since we were like 9. We just kind of know where each other is going to be.”
“It’s helped us really have the same idea of what we’re doing when it comes to games,” smiled senior Maddie Carr.
“That experience definitely helped last year, it’s helped this year. It’s definitely something we’ve acquired in the sectionals, in the post season and in the state tournaments,” added Schneider.
Spencerport will host Hilton in the Class A quarterfinals on Wednesday at 5 p.m.