By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 19, 2014-The Boys-Under-13 Arch Capital Group Cup championship game on June 7 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview featured a defensive match-up between neighboring Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams. Jason Delgado scored at the end of the second overtime to give New York Hota Strikers a 1-0 win over Valley Stream GM Academy in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game.
“It was a very tight game but we were able to win at the end,” explained New York Hota coach Joe Neubauer.
Colin Lawless and Justin Mechetti are the Hota keepers who kept Valley Stream off the score sheet for 90 minutes through the 70 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime.
Valley Stream received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by game officials. Now retired, 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 LIJSL.
Eastern New York would like to thank our sponsor, Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines.
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.