In a game between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, the Village of the Branch Eclipse topped the Garden City Jaguars, 2-1.
This Girls-Under-13 Arch Cup Gold final was played on Saturday, June 10, at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
Tammy Padapas and Jenna Prevet scored for the Eclips.
“We had a complete and total team effort,” said Rob Tockarshewsky, VOB’s coach. “It was an exciting game and the girls responded every chance they had.”
Garden City received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, a US Soccer Life Member who died last year, started the Sportsmanship Program of the LIJSL in 1980 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland, and in the process, made soccer games kinder and gentler.