2023 Bayport Blue Point Phantoms go 20-0 and Capture first ever New York State Championship

Saturday June 10th will be a day to remember for the Bayport Blue Point community as the girls lacrosse team captured the first Class C New York State Championship in the history of the program. After winning the Long Island Championship over Manhasset they headed to Cortland for the first time and defeated Indian River in the semifinals 14-5 and John Jay Cross River 13-5 in the championship game to cap off a season that saw them finish a perfect 20-0.

In the state championship game the Phantoms never trailed, putting together a complete game both offensively and defensively. Bayport Blue Point quickly jumped out to a 3-1 lead courtesy of unassisted goals scored by Katie Clare, Haydin Eisfeld, and a high to low goal Mikaela Mooney assisted by Erika Kreuscher. On the defensive side of the field the efforts of Christine Dannenfelser and Maddie Weybrecht with deflections and ground balls, Emma Brown clearing the ball, along with Maggie Kennedy from the midfield and Felicia Giglio in the net causing turnovers, the Phantoms defense allowed only one goal in the first half. The 3-1 lead increased to 8-1 at the half as they went on 5-0 scoring run with goals coming from Mooney who had a first half hat-trick, Kreuscher, Clare, and Ava Meyn.

The second half saw Bayport Blue Point keep their foot on the gas, building a 9-2 lead on a connection between the Eisfeld sisters as Haydin assisted a cutting Aubrie, followed by a little tic-tac-toe between Haydin, Ava Meyn and Mikaela Mooney who had the finish for her fourth goal of the game. The largest lead of the game would be a nine goal advantage on an asset from Sara Richardt to Shannon Kroog to build a 12-3 lead down the stretch. In the closing seconds of the game with the Phantoms leading 13-5 and John Jay with possession, Maggie Kennedy intercepted the final pass and flipped it to Felicia Giglio as time expired on a season that ended with perfection! With no season in 2020 and a 2021 season that saw them win their first Long Island Championship which was the furthest they could go, Head Coach Ryan Gick, Assistant Coach Matt Maloney, and the members of the 2023 team made history as the first Phantoms team to bring a state championship back to the Bayport Blue Point Community.


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