By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 16, 2018-The Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club Strikers of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) shut out the West Islip Resistance of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 7-0, to take Boys-Under-11 Arch Cup Gold on June 9 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
Outman Aitsidiahmed and Davis Barnes scored two goals each while Ali Aitsidiahmed, Zach Cerbone and Daniel Kelly netted one apiece and Logan DeRocha recorded the shutout in goal.
“We just moved the ball really well and had a lot of scoring opportunities,” explained Town of Poughkeepsie coach Paul Abbatiello.
West Islip received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. The namesake of the award, who died in 2016, was inducted into the Halls of Fame of the LIJSL and Eastern New York plus was honored as a Life Member by U.S. Soccer.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) would like to thank our title 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.