By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 16, 2016-Remembering their 5-0 loss to B/W Gottschee in the 2013 Arch Capital Group Cup final, the Little Neck/Douglaston Red Dragons of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) returned to the Peter Collins Soccer Park on June 11 on a mission. Their Boys-Under-15 Arch Capital Group Cup final against South Bronx United 00 La Furia Azul of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) featured many opportunities but no goals, in regulation or overtime.
It took seven rounds but Little Neck/Douglaston won in the shootout, 5-4. Matthew Asca, Dean Athaniados, Anthony Dingco, Hoyoung Lee and Lucas Wiacek converted their penalty kicks for Little Neck/Douglaston.
“We wanted it more and were a bit more disciplined,” said Little Neck/Douglaston coach Marc Adamek. “We lost here in the finals, 5-0, and we remembered that.”
South Bronx United received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Kentucky, Mr. Rubenstein was President of ENYYSA from 1980 to 1984.
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 a focus 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.