Two goals by Jack Ricciardi led the Smithtown Explosion to a 2-1 win over the Washingtonville Golden Lions in the Boys-Under-12 Arch Cup Platinum final.
This Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game was played on Saturday, June 3, at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
“We won the 50-50 balls and were very aggressive going forward, plus I thought that our defense played a very smart game,” said Mike LaCarrubba, Smithtown coach.
The Explosion also received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, a US Soccer Life Member who died in 2016, started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980 that would later expand to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland.