QUEENS, N.Y. — Only five days after being eliminated from the U.S. Amateur Cup, the Lansdowne Bhoys pulled off a big victory in the second qualifying round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup Sunday night.
In a battle of premier Cosmopolitan Soccer League rivals, the Bhoys defeated the N.Y. Pancyrpian Freedoms in a shootout, 5-4, after playing to a scoreless draw in regulation and extratime at Belson Stadium.
Goalkeeper Kabo Bundas Danso stopped three penalty kicks against the three-time U.S. Open Cup champion Pancyprians, who won the title in 1980, 1982 and 1983.
“Tough opponent tonight,” Lansdowne said on its Twitter feed. “A shame we meet so early. Should be a regional draw. @NYPanFreedoms we know the feeling of penalties.”
On Tuesday night, the New York Greek Americans upended defending national champion Lansdowne Bhoys in the U.S. Amateur Cup at Tibbets Field. The Greeks outlasted Lansdowne in a shootout, 7-6, after playing to a scoreless draw in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association competition.
The draw for the next Open Cup round is set for 11 a.m. Monday.