The Dix Hills Hurricanes defeated Auburndale/Bayside AV Junior in a shootout, 5-4, after playing to a 2-2 tie. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
LAGRANGE, N.Y. — The Dix Hills Hurricanes won their fourth consecutive Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association championship earlier this month.
After playing to a 2-2 draw in regulation and extratime, the Hurricanes defeat the Auburndale/Bayside AV Junior in a shootout, 5-4, to win the Boys Under-18 State Open Cup final at Stringham Park June 4.
Andrew McDonald scored for Dix Hills and Leo Musacchia added a goal on a penalty kick in the battle of Long Island Junior Soccer League teams.
“We had the game won but Auburndale/Bayside kept fighting back and scored in the last minute, even though they were down a player,” Dix Hills coach Leo Musacchia Sr. said.
Dix Hills will represent ENYYSA at the Region I tournament in Spotsylvania, Va. June 30-July 4.
The Hurricanes also added the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award to their trophy case as well, as determined by the match 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.