Manhattan SC Villa Boys U16 captured their second straight NY Cup State Championship on Sunday at HBC Soccer Park on Long Island.
Director of Coaching Ray Selvadurai's side won a highly competitive match against BW Gottschee Pre-Academy 00, 4-2. Jacob Shaffelburg's hat trick and Drew Dworkin's timely late first half goal provided the scoring needed for the champions.
"The match really featured two of US Club Soccer's best teams in the area. EDP/NPL taking on the Pre-Academy's undefeated team. The game was up and down and highly contested. Villa managed to gain control of the match in the final 20 minutes by taking our chances on goal and shoring up our back line to gain the title".
The Villa have had an strong run this spring in capturing the Manhattan SC Kick Off Classic, Jefferson Cup and Potomac Memorial Day tournaments, as capturing the regular season NPL (National Premier League) North Division title.
Currently the Villa stand at #2 in the GOTSOCCER national rankings, and head into the EDP National Premier League Semifinals June 18th against South Jersey Barons in Bridgewater, NJ.