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Boys Jun 05, 2015

Deer Park Wolfpack win Eastern New York U-14 Boys State Open Cup over Farmingdale Fury

(Via ENYYSA) – In a final between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, the Deer Park Wolfpack defeated the Farmingdale Fury, 2-1, to win the Boys-Under-14 State Open Cup of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).

Deer Park received the new Rocco Amoroso Cup as Boys-Under-14 champions. The namesake of the award has been inducted into the Halls of Fame of the LIJSL and Eastern New York plus was honored as a Life Member by U.S. Soccer. Amoroso started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980, it has since been copied around the world and he has spoken about the benefits of Fair Play across the United States.

“Farmingdale is an extremely good team and has been so for quite some time. Deer Park, on the other hand, took a longer road to get to this level,” commented Deer Park coach Joe McGarty about the final. “I thought the game was evenly played and fought. I felt that we created the more dangerous chances and I think my players just worked a little harder because they had a desire to prove it was no fluke they were in the final.”

Joseph Leon scored Deer Park’s first goal off an assist from Samuel Escobar. The winning goal was created when Leon was tripped near the goal and Escobar converted the penalty kick.

Deer Park also received the Howard Rubinstein Sportsmanship Award and a $2,000 check from Eastern New York to defer their costs during the National Championship Series. They will be playing in the Regionals from June 26 to 30 in Barboursville, West Virginia.

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