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The Schalmont Sabres are running for yet a second consecutive state title. Besides the lack of competitive teams in the Colonial Council, these girls have all around athleticism and heart for the game of soccer. Last year they wiped away the field by winning the state championship for Class B in NY. If you have ever watched one of their games, you would notice that once they score their first goal, they are unstoppable. In the sectional semi-final game at Stillwater, the Sabres dominated but couldn't find the net. Diana DiCocco, a well known striker for the sabres put two away in overtime to lift the Sabres to the sectional finals. After plenty of games the entire team came together and DiCocco put on a scoring clinic. She shadowed in the well-known Megan Strijek, who scored over 100 goals in the course of four seasons. Once in Cortland the girls wiped away the competition. The first goal for the Sabres is always the hardest. DiCocco, a very talented young superstar who now is leading the Sabres in goals for her senior season, always "sparked the fire" and gave the team their first goal in Cortland. What many of us don't see today are the small things on the field: assists, the runs, the crosses, the communication, and overall the leadership. As a freshmen, DiCocco was in the top tier in the council for goals, and now as a senior she takes the role of Strijek and hopes for another sectional, and state title. She can easily be trusted to score the winning goal.
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