Garden City Crushers Take Girls U-10 State Title

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The Garden City Crushers.

In a game between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, the Garden City Crushers topped the Oceanside Dynamite 2-1 to win the Girls-Under-10 Arch Cup Platinum. This Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game was played on Saturday, June 3 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.

Ellie Andersen and Riley McNaboe scored Garden City’s goals.

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“It was an even game,” said Amy Monaco, the Crushers head coach. “We have been working hard all week in practice. Oceanside beat us 4-1 during the regular season and this game was our chance to win so our girls came out hungry.”

Garden City 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.