By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 9, 2014-Farmingdale United keeps on rolling. The newly-crowned Region 1 Premier League champions won an amazing sixth consecutive State Open Cup, and seventh overall, by defeating Alleycats White 95. The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Girls-Under-17 title game between Farmingdale, a Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) team, and the Capital District Youth Soccer League’s (CDYSL) Alleycats was played on Sunday, June 1 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
Mackenzie Kober, Adriana Mendrinos, Erin Neville and Taylor Sipos scored for Farmingdale while keeper Lauren Hill had the shutout in goal.
“It was a good final game. We got out to a 2-0 lead 20 minutes into the first half and that helped us relax and possess the ball to retain control of the game,” commented Farmingdale coach Jaime Gonzalez.
Farmingdale received a $2,000 check from Eastern New York to defer the costs of playing in the Regionals from June 26 to July 1 in Kingston, Rhode Island.
The Alleycats received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by the match 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.
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 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.