Lake Grove/Newfield Win Boys U-18 State Open Cup

Lake Grove

In a rematch of a 2018 State Open Cup final, Lake Grove/Newfield United 2001 defeated Levittown Gunners 2001 4-1 in the 2019 Boys U-18 State Open Cup final.

The match was played June 2 at Stringham Park in LaGrange, N.Y.

Matthew Bogashewicz, Gabriel Cruz, Alex Rosa and Olvin Yames scored for Lake Grove/Newfield, which with the victory on the Ray Wolfe Cup.

“Having been here before, it allowed us to create a game plan for a dangerous opponent that is never out of the game,” said Frank Stagnitta, Lake Grove/Newfield coach. “Last year, they came back to tie us but this year, we did not let them.”

Levittown received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award, as determined by the game officials. The award’s namesake founded the Long Island Junior Soccer League’s Sportsmanship Program in 1980.