By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 16, 2016-A back-and-forth battle between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams in the Girls-Under-15 Arch Capital Group Cup final needed to be decided in the shootout. The Lake Grove/Newfield Huskies and Island Trees Shooting Stars tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 in overtime.
Lake Grove/Newfield won, 4-2, in the shootout. Emily Caso, Abby Cornelia, Emma Kogel and Makayla Palm converted the penalty kicks for Lake Grove/Newfield.
Faith Ferraro scored the Lake Grove/Newfield goal in regulation, assisted by Kathy Lopez. Then it was the same combination, Lopez scoring and Ferraro assisting, on the overtime goal.
“It was a pretty even match. Our girls have really worked hard this season and they have faced a lot of bumps, with many injuries, but these girls continued to work hard for each other,” commented Lake Grove/Newfield coach Cathy Cambria-Palm. “They play with a lot of heart and they play for each other and that makes a big difference. We didn't make it to the final last year and these girls wanted to prove to themselves that they deserved to be here and to take home a title.”
The Huskies receive their team name as their coach was an All-American with the UConn Huskies. As a teenager, she played with the LIJSL’s Sachem Tomahawks and that team won the Patricia Louise Masotto Cup in 1987 as Girls-Under-16 national champions.
Lake Grove/Newfield also received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) 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 afocus on specialty lines.
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 http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.