By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 10, 2013-Having been eliminated in a shootout by the Farmingdale Cosmos a week before at the 34th Annual Lincoln Page Memorial Day Weekend Tournament in Massapequa, the Manhattan Red Bulls of the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) were looking for revenge when facing Farmingdale again, on June 2 at the Boys-Under-17 ENY Upper 90 Cup final.
Manhattan’s determination made the difference as they shut out Farmingdale, 6-0, in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
"We lost to Farmingdale the week before in a shootout and we were determined not to let that happen again," said Manhattan coach Sean Peckett.
Bassriou Sarr scored a hat trick, Austin Gericke added two goals and Ben Kline had one.
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.