Manhattan Cruzeiro U-18 Boys win third State Cup title in five years
(Via ENYYSA) – Manhattan Cruzeiro, who have played together since age 9, won the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Boys-Under-18 State Open Cuptitle with a 3-0 shutout of the Massapequa Raptors. The title game between Manhattan, representing the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), and Massapequa, from the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), was played on June 5 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
It was Manhattan Cruzeiro’s third State Open Cup title in five years.
Quentin van der Lee, Mamadou Ndiaye and Ousmane Barry scored the goals while the defense of Sam Barovick, Jeffrey Gad and Justin Miller plus keeper Theo Jacobs shut down Massapequa.
“Our talent made the difference in this game and we put it all together with talent and hard work to win our third State Open Cup,” explained Manhattan coach Wilson Egidio.
Manhattan also added the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award, as determined by the game officials, to their growing trophy case.
They will be representing Eastern New York in the Regional championship from June 30 to July 5 in Barboursville, West Virginia and Eastern New York will help pay for their costs.