The SDA East Blasters won their second State Open Cup in a row. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
The SDA East Blasters won their second consecutive state title by shutting out Terryville Sky Blue, 1-0, to capture the Girls Under-13 State Open Cup at Stringham Park last Saturday.
Mary Muller scored on a second half penalty kick after a handball foul inside the penalty area to give the Central New York Youth Soccer League team the title. SDA East goalkeeper Miranda McCormick got the shutout against the Long Island Junior Soccer Leagued side.
“We won our second consecutive State Open Cup through lots of practice, committed players and committed parents,” SDA East coach Wayne Williams said. “We love the game!”
SDA East, from the Syracuse area, will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association at the Regional I championships from June 30-July 4 in Spotsylvania, Va.
Terryville received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, a U.S. Soccer Life Member who died last year, started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980. It spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland.