By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 20, 2013-In a close match between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, Carle Place Lady United shut out the Dix Hills Destroyers, 1-0, in the Girls-Under-10 Arch Capital Group Cup final on June 8 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. The match for Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) supremacy was played 8 vs. 8.
Leah Iglesias scored the only goal of the game and Carle Place keeper Victoria Dieguez had the shutout.
"Dix Hills was phenomenal," commented Carle Place coach Hadiah Chiappone. "But we got an early lead and we were able to make it stand up."
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Carle Place also received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Ohio, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the Long Island Junior Soccer 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.