Bledi Bardic scored against for Cedar Stars Academy. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)

Cosmos B forward Bledi Bardic and Jean Voltaire scored to lift Cedar Stars Academy to a 2-0 win over the Central Park Rangers in the quarterfinals of the Dr. Manning Cup Sunday.

The result came a week after CSA defeated CPR in Cosmopolitan Soccer League play, 6-2.

“Great job by all the lads,” Cedar Stars head coach Austin Friel said. “Another step forward to achieving our goals.”

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