NY Kosmos captured the Premier/First Division crown at the LISFL indoor tournament. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Talk about leaving it late.
Dennis Amvrosiatos equalized with eight second remaining in regulation before goalkeeper Demetri Touros stole the spotlight in the shootout to boost the NY Kosmos over the Irish Rovers to capture the Premier/First Division crown at the Joe Goldberg Memorial indoor soccer tournament.
The Kosmos won the shootout, 3-2, after playing the Rovers to a 1-1 draw in the Long Island Soccer Football League tournament at Global Sports Center.
Not only did Touros make a save on the first shootout attempt, he converted the first penalty kick by the Kosmos. Kosta Ememsdrinos and Alexis Santa put in their attempts for the winners.
Randy Gomez lifted the Rovers into a 1-0 lead at 6:26.
Here is a quick roundup of the other finals:
College Point 3, Queens Calcio 0
Sean Morrissey Tommy Garafola, a two-time Golden Boot winner for two consecutive years in the LISFL outdoor league, and Greg Baum scored for College Point to win the Second and Third Division title.
Anton Shipman and Tommy Hunt, the team captain, helped anchor the defense in front of goalkeeper Pedro Velasquez, who also stood out in the competition.
College Point players are firefighters with the Fire Department of New York. The team also has a couple of paramedics and EMTs.
Baldwin 0, Glen Cove 0 (Baldwin wins shootout, 6-5)
After playing to a scoreless draw during the 20-minute final, goalkeeper Linbert Wright stood out guarding the net and scoring the winning shootout goal only about a minute apart.
Just after denying Glen Cove on its seventh penalty-kick attempt, Wright stepped up and converted his shot to the right side to lift Baldwin to a 6-5 shootout win in the Over-30/O-40 championship game.
Brooklyn Italians 4, Polonia 1
Junior Superbia, a member of the 1991 Italians squad that captured the 1991 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title, connected for a hat-trick to power Brooklyn to the O-50 crown in a 4-1 triumph.
Supberia scored early and late in the match, He lifted the Italians into the lead at 5:35 before striking twice within 69 seconds to seal the victory. He doubled the lead at 12:34 before Polonia cut it in half only 24 seconds later.
Victor Popovsky gave Brooklyn some breathing room with 1:17 remaining before he set up Superbia with 58 seconds left.