News12: Flying Firebirds: Kellenberg captures CHSAA 'AA' Intersectional title

May 26 2017

Credit: Victoria Lodi

Article by News12 Varsity’s Jon Perez:

What a difference a month makes.

In early April, Kellenberg was in shambles. After losing a heartbreaker to Fordham Prep in last year’s CHSAA ‘AA’ Intersectional final, the Firebirds dropped their first five matches to begin the 2017 season.Six weeks later, Kellenberg captured eight straight wins en route to its second CHSAA ‘AA’ downstate final in three years after its 11-9 victory over Iona Prep at home Friday afternoon.

“They had a tremendous amount of determination,” Kellenberg coach Mike Schwalje said. “The refused to quit and they learned to play with composure and that’s what really dug us out of the hole. They played together and a lot of good things happen when did they did.”

In a back and forth affair, Kellenberg and Iona Prep exchanged runs throughout the first three quarters. However, in the fourth quarter Kellenberg outscored Iona Prep 4-1 to seal the victory.

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