With a decisive victory at Crossway Field two Sundays ago, the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club PSG 12-and-under boys advanced to the New York State Cup finals for the second year in a row. With strong community support from the sidelines, coach Cole Penny, executive director of SYSC, had the boys well prepared for the game against Barca Academy, a top team from Long Island.
PSG started the game with an aggressive style of play, and never let up en route to a 5-1 victory.
Blake Feinberg, a standout new addition to the team this year, broke the ice to give Scarsdale a 1-0 lead within the first few minutes of the game. A second goal followed shortly thereafter by Shady Saleh, also new to the team, with a goal from 30 yards out.
With a 2-0 lead at the half, PSG continued to press forward and never lost control of the game. In the second half, Barca pressured PSG and scored a goal off a free kick. The Scarsdale defense was solid with a strong performance across the board and did not allow Barca many other scoring opportunities.
In the second half, Scarsdale went on to score three additional goals: a second score from Feinberg, and one each from Chase Halpern and Miles Newman.
PSG goalie David Dyner, along with a stellar defensive unit in front of him, held Barca to one goal with an outstanding performance.
With this victory, Scarsdale PSG/u12 advanced to the State Cup finals, Sunday, June 9, at 9:50 a.m. at the HBC Soccer Complex on Long Island.