By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 13, 2021-The Girls-Under-13 State Open Cup championship game in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) was an interesting match-up between two teams from Downstate. The final was played on Saturday, June 5 under hot, sunny skies at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
When it was over, Auburndale Strikers 08 were the new champions as they shut out Smithtown Kickers LI Slammers, 2-0. The goals were scored by Ava Jimenez on a header and Grayson Denihan on a breakaway. Kudos to Mia Claro for her two assists and keeper Julia Moss for her shutout in goal.
Good luck to Auburndale as they will represent Eastern New York at the East Regionals from June 25 to July 1 at Hammonton, New Jersey as part of the National Championship Series.
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 Children With Special Needs. 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 onto https://www.enysoccer.com/