Even though they trailed at halftime, the Shaler Titans had no doubt they would prevail en route to a 10-5 victory over Blackhawk in the WPIAL Division 2 championship game this past Thursday night at Highmark Stadium.
The win gives the Titans three consecutive WPIAL Division 2 girls championships. Their victories in 2013 and 2014 came against Chartiers Valley, a team that qualified for the Division 1 playoffs this year.
All-WPIAL standout Shannon Lynch was not interested in seeing her team's success come to an end on the same Highmark Stadium turf where the Titans had tasted success just a year earlier.
"It was intense," she said of her team's mood during the halftime break. After 25 minutes, her team trailed the Cougars, 4-3. "We were sitting in the huddle, and I was saying to myself: 'It's not going this way. We're not leaving like this. We gathered the team, and we said this is our game. We don't want to walk away not winning this.'"