NY Polet celebrate winning the LISFL Premier and Division I title.
By Michael Lewis
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — NY Polet 1, PDB Irish Rovers, Glen Cove Over-30 and Oceanside United O-40 won titles at the Long Island Soccer Football League indoor tournament at Global Soccer Sunday.
A quick look at the championship games in the Mitchel Athletic Complex:
Premier and Division 1
Christian Galindo recorded a hat-trick to power NY Polet 1 to its second successive indoor crown, a 3-1 victory over NY Kosmos/Olympiacos United. Galindo tallied his three goals within a span of 10:21 to break the game open before Kosmos found the back of the net.
In the semifinals, NY Kosmos gained a measure of revenge over Port Jefferson behind a 1-0 semifinals win. Port Jefferson defeated NY Kosmos in the 2018 Tony Cangero Super Cup in a shootout.
In most likely the most unique quarterfinals match, NY Polet 1 defeated NY Polet, 2-0.
Talk about a dramatic ending. PDB Irish Rovers scored with 7.8 seconds remaining in regulation to equalized and before winning the penalty-kick tie-breaker over the Guyana Jaguars Juniors. The teams played to a 1-1 draw before the Irish Rovers won the ensuing shootout, 3-1.
Glen Cove registered a 2-0 triumph over the Garden City Centennials.
After edging Olympiacos NY, 1-0, to win the title, Oceanside United dedicated its championship to the late Vito Sguera. A long-time Oceanside United SC coach and club official, Sguera passed away last August. He was 51.
Sguera was an assistant coach with Oceanside United SC’s Under-23 team that finished in third place in the Nassau West division of the Ryder-Vass U-23 Cup with a 6-3-1 mark.
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