Teams Take Crown In Tournaments; U9s Run To Second-Place Finish
The U10A boys capped their successful season by defeating the Elmont Jigs 2-1 in the finals of the ENYYSA State Cup tournament on Saturday, June 23.
In a very hard fought match against their longtime rivals, the boys scored two late goals in the final five minutes of the match. The defense, anchored by Eddie Wojnorowski, Joseph Kolarzh and Daniel Curmi, played a strong and smart game the entire way, constantly repelling the Jigs’ attack while permitting few shots on goal. Goalkeeper Justin Silva let a penalty kick go by him, but nothing more.
For the Cosmos, the first goal came from Jeremy Saravia, who moved fluidly into open space to receive a pass from Nick Calderon and drive it by the Elmont goalkeeper to tie the score 1-1 with little time left on the clock.
The boys continued their aggressive attack as the end of regulation to drew close. The hard fought effort paid off, as Matthew Rubinstein drew a free kick a few yards beyond the box, which Matthew Osiecki drilled from long range to seal the victory with less than a minute left on the clock.
BWG Cosmos claimed first place in the U7 Division in the 2012 Independence Cup at Bethpage State Park on Saturday, June 23. The team beat Port Chester SC 7-1 in the final game to capture the trophy.
Sergio Arias won the team golden boot with five goals in the tournament.
The BWG U9s played at the Auburndale Tournament on Saturday, June 23, reaching second place. Getting to the final game undefeated and winning all games comfortably, they were defeated 1- 0 at the last minute in the last game.