HBC Impact U-15 Girls win second straight Eastern New York state title
(Via Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association) – Huntington’s HBC Impact of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) became the State Open Cup champs for the second consecutive year with their 7-0 win over Syracuse Development Academy East of the Mid State New York Soccer League. The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Girls-Under-15 championship game was played on June 5 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
As Girls-Under-15 champs, HBC brings the Jack Bauman Cup back to Huntington. The namesake of the cup is considered the father of women’s soccer on Long Island. Jack was devoted to the Massapequa Soccer Club, Eastern New York and making sure that girls had as many opportunities to play soccer as boys did.
This was the fourth State Open Cup final that HBC played in, winning two and losing two.
“Winning the State Open Cup was a full team effort,” commented HBC coach Bill J. Carroll. “All 18 players on our team played at least half a game.”
Talani Barnett had a hat trick, Julia Hannon scored two goals while Lauren Mastandrea and Nicole Scudero each added one goal. Morgan Novikoff had the shutout in goal.
HBC will be attempting to win their second consecutive Regional championship when they play from June 30 to July 5 in Barboursville, West Virginia and Eastern New York will help pay for their costs.
Syracuse Development Academy received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Mr. Rubenstein was President of ENYYSA from 1980 to 1984.
You can view a video of the State Open Cup finals at https://youtu.be/