By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 8, 2013-The Boys-Under-12 State Open Cup final is being brought to us by the letter "B" as Bayport won with three players whose surnames begin with "B" scoring the goals. In a battle between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, the Bayport Tsunami topped the New Hyde Park Leopards, 3-2, to win the championship on June 1 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
Cameron Blaise, Liam Bierlingieri and Anthony Badalamenta scored the goals for Bayport.
"We scored early in the game and that gave us confidence," commented Bayport coach Eddie Hackett.
Bayport will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 28 to July 2 at the University of Rhode Island. Eastern New York is donating $2,000 to the team and paying all expense fees for the Regionals. Bayport is also currently in first place in the ENYYSA Premier League.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. Eastern New York exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. Eastern New York is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.