Albertson Red 98 Fury Outlast HBC Impact, 3-2, to Win the Girls-Under-13 State Open Cup
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 6, 2012-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is pleased to announce that the Albertson Red 98 Fury of the Big Apple Youth Soccer League are the Girls-Under-13 State Open Cup champions. Albertson outlasted the Long Island Junior Soccer League’s HBC Impact, 3-2, in a very entertaining final on June 2 at Stringham Park in LaGrange. Albertson’s goals were scored by Maja Cabrera, Caitlan Cosme and Melanie Nadas.
“We played a possession game, we played hard and we scored early,” commented Albertson coach Danny Leon, the former Long Island Rough Rider player.
These same two teams met in the Girls-Under-12 final last year with HBC prevailing, 1-0. HBC coach Bill G. Carroll’s words were prophetic then when he stated, “I know that Albertson and coach Danny Leon will be here again in the final. I hope that we’re here to play you!”
HBC got their wish as they again made it to the championship game but this year it was Albertson who came out on top. The Red 98 Fury will be competing in the Regionals from June 28 to July 3 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.