Lake Grove/Newfield United will participate in the Region I tournament. (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
Lake Grove/Newfield United shut out Alleycats 2004, 2-0, to capture the Girls Under-14 State Open Cup crown of Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association at Stringham Park in LaGrange, N.Y. June 2.
Larissa Bolger and Sophia Onek scored the goals for the Long Island Junior Soccer League side while goalkeeper Avery Leon secured the shutout.
“Alleycats are a good team,” Lake Grove/Newfield coach Tim Graham said of the Capital District Youth Soccer League. “We have been playing with 12 kids all season, which has been insane. Our players are tough and they played a very intelligent game, attacking with the wind in the first half and playing defense in the second half.”
Alleycats are bringing the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award, as determined by the game officials, home to Albany. Amoroso, a U.S. Soccer Life Member who died in 2016, started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland.
Lake Grove/Newfield will represent ENYYSA at the Region I tournament in Spotsylvania, Va. June 29 to July 3.