By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 28, 2016-The Merrick Extreme of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) shut out the KASL Flaming Explosion of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), 1-0, in the Girls-Under-16 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) championship game. Merrick keeper Chris Argentieri recorded the shutout in goal.
The only goal of the game was scored in the fourth minute as Merrick’s Annie Coogan hit the net off a pass from Katie Healy.
“It was a pretty even game as both teams pressed for the goal,” said Merrick coach Will Mudloff.
This Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) title match was played on Saturday, June 18 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. The ENYPL is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is 16 years old in 2016.
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 teenagersbetween 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 turnedaway. 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.