11/22/14 – League Final: Beal Bocht v Bronx Ale (1-1, 4-3 PKs)

Another bitter cold day played host to the League Final between the League Champions, Bronx Ale and the Runners Up, Beal Bocht. The playing conditions were tough with a frozen surface creating difficulty for players staying on their feet. Bronx Ale missed an opportunity to go up minutes into the game when Lisa Dechance beat Liz Lops but her shot trickled off the post and over the baseline for a goal kick. Beal Bocht’s Sarah McBride sailed a ball over the head of Ale keeper Jeannie Heinsohn, hitting the crossbar and bouncing into the goal, giving them 1-0 lead in the first half.

Beal Bocht played defensively throughout the game but Bronx Ale kept on the hunt for the equalizer. Bronx Ale mindfielders Dechance, Corie Witkiewicz and Jackie Jones did well to hold possession and persistence paid off when an own goal leveled the score. After two scoreless five minute overtimes, the game was still a 1-1 draw and went to the dreaded penalty kicks. Beal Bocht bested League Champions to capture the League Final with 4-3 in penals.