Stateside Footy - Episode 12-09: Womens Footy Doubleheader - Boston Lady Demons vs. New York Lady Magpies read more »
Weeks after Sandy hit the East Coast, I stood in the thick of its wreckage in Belle Harbor, Queens. As the sun set, I quickly packed up the vans along with thirty other Magpies before nightfall to head back to the City. A tattooed man driving a Bobcat stopped in the debris-filled street, providing one of the only sources of light, and said to me, “Not just anybody comes out here to help.” For us, it was never a question. That’s what family does. One of our own – longtime Magpie Shane Batty – lives in Belle Harbor. read more »
by Christina Licata and Myles Walkington
On a sunny, humid September day the Magpies and Lady Pies resumed action, taking on their Boston opponents for the second time in 2012. The Magpies put in a strong four quarter performance to notch up a resounding win over Boston while the Lady Pies showed their improvement and potential, sticking with the ladder leading Lady Demons for 2 of 4 quarters. read more »
Stateside Footy was at Briggs Field at MIT to film all the action from the Boston Lady Demons first ever tournament. The tournament featured the home town Demons, New York Magpies, and Montreal Angels. This action packed episode features all three matches!
In the final match of the Boston tournament, each team had two scoring chances but Boston was slightly more accurate to go into half time leading 1.1.7 to New York's 0.2.2. In the second half, Boston was able to keep New York off the score while adding a couple of goals to their total.
In a low scoring game, the Montreal Angels take a 1.0.6 to 0.0.0 halftime lead against the New York Magpies. The Angels continued their defensive dominance to run out winners while holding New York scoreless.
MANHATTAN — Brooklyn resident and longtime athlete Andrea Casillas attended her first Australian football game seven years ago in her home state of Arizona. Right away, she was hooked.
"I tried it just one day and I loved it," she said. "It's really active and you get to a point where you've played enough basketball and volleyball and want something new." read more »
Women's Aussie Rules football hit Philadelphia as players from Boston, New York, Montreal, Baltimore and Ontario joined forces to play a 14-a-side match on a full sized field.