By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 8, 2019-Two teams from Long Island played a very competitive match in the Boys-Under-15 State Open Cup championship game that needed a shootout to determine the champion. SUSA B04 topped the 2018 State champs, South Shore FC Bulldogs United, 4-2 in the shootout, after tying in extra time, 1-1, on June 2 at sunny Stringham Park in LaGrange.
SUSA coach Bouba Camara stated, “I thought that we were a little bit faster and we managed the game well.“
Tyler Axelsen scored SUSA’s goal in overtime. He also scored a shootout goal as did Douglas Abrego, Dylan Luciano and Danny Perry with keeper Harry Huertas coming up huge with two saves in the shootout.
SUSA will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
(ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 28 to July 4 in Charleston, West Virginia as part of the National Championship Series.
South Shore 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 Long Island Junior Soccer League
(LIJSL) and Eastern New York plus was honored as a Life Member by U.S. Soccer.
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.