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Boys Jun 13, 2016

Massapequa Aces U-17 Boys repeat as ENY State Cup champions

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(Via ENYYSA) – The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Cup Boys U-17 final game on June 5 at Stringham Park in LaGrange featured two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams who know one another well. This game was also a rematch of last year’s final that the Massapequa Aces won, 4-0, over the Smithtown Galaxy.

The rematch was much closer with Massapequa becoming State champs for the second consecutive year with a 2-1 victory.

“We won the midfield battle as the guys in midfield were outstanding,” commented Massapequa coach Shaun Foster. “But we did not close out the game and gave them life.”

Matt Sloan and Nial Coffey scored for Massapequa while Jared Percoco replied for Smithtown.

Massapequa brought the Boys-Under-17 Jose Vargas Cup back to Long Island. Vargas was an enthusiastic ref who served as State Referee Administrator, State Youth Referee Administrator and State Director of Assessment as well as President of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League and East Fishkill Soccer Club.

Massapequa also added the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award, as determined by the game officials, to their growing trophy case.

Massapequa 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.

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