Varsity Boys Soccer Win Suffolk County Title!

Echo Staff

The Amityville Boys Varsity Soccer team has done it again. 

On Thursday night, the Warriors secured their 5th Suffolk County title in 8 years at Comsewogue’s Tom Cassese Athletic Field. The Warriors were a blur of speed at times, controlling the ball for much of the game, and led the Half Hollow Hills West team 3-0 until the last 7 minutes when a Hills West free kick skipped through a sea of bodies and deflected into the net. It was the first time an opponent has managed to score on Amityville in postseason play. There were quite a few missed opportunities for Hills West, and keeper Matthew Katz made a series of extraordinary saves.

Hugo Rodriguez was the first to score for Amityville, after a long pass from Edwin Acosta headed down by Roberth Perez in the 23rd minute. Perez would score seven minutes later, after taking a long throw-in from Horace Hibbert. The Warriors headed to halftime with a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, Laurent Desir took advantage of a rebound after Stanley Louis’ shot was blocked by the Hills keeper to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Hills West managed to slip their only goal past Katz with less than 7 minutes left in the game, giving them one last gasp of hope for comeback. 

The Warriors proved to be too fast, too tough, and too dialed in to let that happen though, and as a result, will be moving on to the Long Island championship game on Sunday against Nassau County champs, Glen Cove, for a chance to head upstate and extend their postseason play. When asked how the Warriors managed to hold off a tough opponent in a fast-paced, physical game, Alan Funez said, “We kept our calm” with Robert Perez adding, “The job’s not done.” 

We can’t wait to see them take to the field again on Sunday! (Thanks to Ms. Rickard for sending us some pics!)