By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 8, 2015-The Dix Hills Hurricanes blew into LaGrange on May 30 and left with the Boys-Under-15 State Open Cup championship for supremacy in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).
Dix Hills, from the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), defeated the Pleasant Valley Cobras of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), 4-0, in the final. Samuel Steinberg scored a hat trick and Nick Acquafreda added the other goal.
Dix Hills coach Jose Luis Rebay explained, “We put the ball in the net when we had our chances. Our team is used to playing together.”
It is Dix Hills’ second consecutive State Open Cup championship after defeating B/W Gottschee 99 Blue, 2-0, in the 2014 final. The two-time state champs received a $2,000 check from Eastern New York to defray their costs during the National Championship Series. They will be playing in the Regionals from June 26 to 30 in Barboursville, West Virginia.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and 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 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA 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. ENYYSA 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.