Faso scores game-winning goal to put CASH in the WNY girls hockey Federation finals

Faso named our Super 7 female athlete of the week

Clarence, N.Y. (WKBW) - For the first time in program history, the Clarence, Amherst and Sweet Home girls hockey team will be playing for a Western New York Fed hockey title.

One of the main reasons they're there is junior Emma Faso.

"I don't even know what was going through my head," Faso said. "I just saw the puck come for a rebound, I just put it to my backhand and shot it. It was just crazy, it put me to tears, I was just so excited for our team."

Faso scored the team's game winning goal in overtime, just her latest accomplishment this season for not just her but for her team.

"It was an amazing team we were playing so going into it, we knew we had to pop the goals in," she said. "Our goalie played amazing and I think our whole team just came together."

Faso has had quite the year.

She's the number one leading scorer in the league and is in the top five for all time leading scorers with 115 points.

She says hockey has played a big role in her life and couldn't imagine life without it.

"I like the friendships I've made honestly," she said. "It's probably the most important part and I've learned leadership skills, talking to people and just meeting new people from all over."

Faso is hoping to play hockey at the next level and is inspired by those who have had success, especially her family friend, Emily Pfalzer who recently helped Team USA to a gold medal.

"I stayed up until 3am but it was super special, I lost my voice actually," Faso laughed. "It was crazy. I love watching the girls play, they're such an inspiration, they're such amazing hockey players, and it's just so fun to watch."

 

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