The Garden City Crushers won the Arch Cup Platinum title. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
LAGRANGE, N.Y. — In a game between two Long Island Junior Soccer League teams, the Garden City Crushers topped the Oceanside Dynamite, 2-1, to win the Girls-Under-10 Arch Cup Platinum at Stringham Park June 3.
Ellie Andersen and Riley McNaboe scored Garden City’s goals in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association championship game.
“It was an even game. We have been working hard all week in practice,” Garden City coach Amy Monaco said. “Oceanside beat us 4-1 during the regular season and this game was our chance to win so our girls came out hungry.”
Garden City 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 Sportsmanship Program of the LIJSL in 1980 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland.