Four different players scored to give the Bethpage Blues a 4-3 win over Hauppauge FC Strikers and with it the Boys U-11 Arch Cup Platinum title.
The match between the two Long Island Junior Soccer League Teams was played on June 1 at Stringham Park in LaGrange, N.Y.
Matthew Hopper, Landon Luttrell plus cousins Brody Waxer and Luke Waxer scored for Bethpage.
“I didn’t care about the result and the only thing I asked of the boys is to compete whistle-to-whistle,” said Tyler Arnone, Bethpage’s coach. “We were down and we fought back.”
Bethpage 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.