It’s been quite the inaugural WPSL season for SUSA FC, and the team is now heading for the playoffs.
Under the warm summer sun Saturday at Bayport-Blue Point High School, SUSA closed out the regular season with a 7-1 win over Long Island Fury. The win, its seventh in eight games, gives head coach JR Balzarini’s team the Metropolitan Conference title and a spot in the league’s regional playoffs.
In its final regular season match, SUSA (7-1-0, W-L-D) had another strong offensive output as recent Sachem North graduate Jenna Blank notched a hat-trick, Kelly Marra scored twice and Rebecca Raber and Lauren Couto each chipped in with a goal.
Saturday’s win was the second time this season SUSA scored seven goals against Fury, previously winning 7-0 on June 9 at NYIT.
“Going into the season the goal was to prepare these girls for their college pre-seasons by playing quicker and being cleaner on the ball in possession,” Balzarini said. “I think we have achieved that and won some games along the way. I give all of the credit to the players for the time they have put into training and continuing to want to play this great game on a weekly basis. The game is about players.”
Specifics on playoff scheduling were not immediately available.