The Levittown Wildcats will represent ENYYSA at the Region I championships last this month. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
LAGRANGE, N.Y. — In an intriguing match-up between two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams, the Levittown Wildcats shut out the Stony Brook Crew, 1-0, to win the Girls Under-15 Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Open Cup at Stringham Park June 4.
Levittown won its third consecutive state title.
As U-15 champions, Levittown brought the Jack Bauman Cup back to Long Island. The namesake of the cup is considered the father of women’s soccer on the island. Bauman was devoted to the Massapequa Soccer Club, ENYYSA and making sure that girls had as many opportunities to play soccer as boys did.
Kira Olivos scored the game’s only goal off an assist by Olivia Pearse while goalkeepers Jackie Testamark and Katlyn Villacres shared the shutout.
“Our fitness and team play made the difference against a very tough opponent. Everybody contributed to the win,” Levittown assistant coach Collin Testamark said.
Levittown also 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 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland.
Levittown will represent ENYYSA at the Region I championships in Spotsylvania, Va. from June 30-July 4.