By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 12, 2018-The Levittown Rage of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) eked out a 1-0 win over Eleftheria/Pancyprian Spartans of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), to take the Boys-Under-18 State Open Cup. This state championship game was played on June 9 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
“We played Eleftheria/Pancyprian before, winning 7-1 on turf,” commented Levittown coach Manfred Kapper. “They are very well-coached and we could not adjust to their rhythm and played more kick-and-run, unfortunately, than our normal possession game.”
John Murphy scored the only goal of the game and Levittown’s Mavin Kakkar had the shutout in goal.
Levittown will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 29 to July 3 in Spotsylvania, Virginia 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 http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.