Smithtown Chelsea wins Eastern New York U-15 Boys State Open Cup
(Via Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association) – Smithtown Chelsea of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) are Boys-Under-15 State Open Cup champs after their 3-0 shutout of Orange County’s Primo FC 00-01 of the Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL). The title game was played on June 4 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
As Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) champs, Smithtown will be playing for the Regional championship from June 30 to July 5 in Barboursville, West Virginia and Eastern New York will help pay for their costs.
“We had to stay composed and calm to retain possession,” commented Smithtown coach Chris Herrschaft. “Primo FC has too many weapons to contain so we had to keep the ball.”
Chris Galindo had two goals and Ryan Grande added one to give Smithtown the title. Goalkeeper Jake Meaney had the shutout in goal.
Primo FC received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Kentucky, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the LIJSL.
You can view a video of the State Open Cup finals at https://youtu.be/1QEehob3NJU