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Two In A Row – Big Apple Soccer
July 29, 2010

Boca women grab MSSL Cup again

July 29, 2010
Big Apple Soccer

MAHWAH, N.J. — In only their fourth season, the Jersey Shore Boca Under-23 women finished another strong summer campaign that ended with a 1-0 win over the Quickstrike S.C. (N.Y.) and the capture of the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League Cup for a second consecutive year.

It is the first time in Boca’s 32 year history that women’s team of any age has captured back-to-back championships. In 2009, the Boca U-23 women defeated the Middlepath Soccer Club, 1-0, to claim the MSSL cup.

The Boca women started this season’s Cup journey by defeating Randolph Celtic (N.J.), 2-0, in the quarterfinals on Sunday morning with goals from Katie Cornacchia (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and former Wall High School standout Jen Pyne (Wall, N.J.).

In the semifinals, Boca shut out Howell United (N.J.), 2-0, with Jackson native Brandi Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) tallying the first goal followed by a penalty kick from Carolynne Kahl (Tuplehocken, N.J).

In the Cup championship, Boca squared off against a strong Quickstrike FC side that was undefeated during the regular MSSL season.

After a see-saw battle throughout most of the match, Boca scored the winner and on an unassisted goal by former Middletown North High School star and College of New Jersey sophomore Jessica Davila.

Goalkeeper Lauren Albrecht (Marlton, N.J.) was outstanding. The former Cherokee High School standout and current Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham junior produced several highlight-reel saves in route to her three shutouts and the cup championship.

The Boca women are coached by Charlie Cunliffe, who has been at the helm of the team since their inception four years ago.