Thursday June 13, 2013 | By:Michael J. Petro | Sports
Empire Revolution Soccer Academy teammates Shane Green (left) and Alex Olday helped win a State Cup title.
Usually rivals on the soccer field, Frontier High School’s Alex Olday and Hamburg High School’s Shane Greene, teamed together to achieve a big accomplishment in the sport.
Olday and Greene, along with their teammates from Empire Revolution Soccer Academy of Buffalo, successfully defended their New York West State Cup Championship Title with a 3-0 record at the Final Four Weekend at SUNY Cortland.
As goalkeeper, Olday allowed no goals against while in net, and Greene provided a strong defensive presence, along with recording two assists.
Their Empire team has played throughout the country this season as a part of the USYSA National League and Region I Premier League.
The team will continue on in the National Championship Series to Regional Championships in Kingston, Rhode Island later this month.