Florham Park Sting – D1 MCYSA LEAGUE CUP CHAMPIONS
This Spring Florham Park Sting entered the D1 U19 High School 2018 MCYSA League Cup Tournament. There were 13 D1 High School teams, three rounds and the finals.
Over the last few years Hanover Park High School has had a Spring Soccer team. It’s the goal of the spring team to development and build camaraderie among the players. The team is open to all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. It’s about building a strong core of players for the Fall Season. This year’s team had 23 players with 8 Juniors, 10 Sophomores and 5 Freshmen. The team was led by Varsity Captains, Evan Iandiorio and Dilon Bruncaj
“THE RUN FOR THE CUP”
Florham Park Sting received a bye in the first round.
Second Round: Florham Park Sting played at Rockaway on May 23th (team was made up of Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores) the game was tied after regulation at 2-2 – Evan Iandiorio scored both goals, he tied the game with 3 minutes left in regulation. Game went straight to PKs, we won 5-4 in shootout. Players taking PKs: Evan Iandiorio, Dilon Bruncaj, Luis Nieto, Diego Coll-Martinez and Ryan Quiogue
Semi-Finals: Florham Park Sting played home vs the Newton Braves on June 14th: (team made up of Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and a few Freshmen) the game was tied after regulation at 2-2 – Luis Nieto scored for FP in first half, Newton scored 2 goals in the second half , with the go-ahead goal scored with 3 minutes to play. The boys did not panic and tied the game with 30 seconds left, Luis Nieto floated a ball from the 40 yard line, Drew Bayait broke for the ball and flicked the ball over the goalie. Game went straight to PKs – FP won 5-3. Players taking PKs: Evan Iandiorio, Dilon Bruncaj, Drew Bayait, Vincenzo Rescigno and Luis Nieto
This got Florham Park Sting to the finals vs Pompton Lake/Riverdale.
Pompton Lakes: Florham Park Sting faced Pompton Lakes twice during the spring season. Both teams were in Flight 1. First game – FP lose 4-0, second game FP lose 7-0. Pompton Lakes was 8-0 in the league and 11-0 overall. The team had scored 55 goals and gave up 1 goal in 11 games. The team is made of Seniors and Juniors from Pompton Lakes and Morris Catholic High Schools (both schools won State championship last Fall)– 13 players are graduating seniors.
On paper FP had no chance against Pompton Lake, but they underestimated the boys determination and heart. And games are never played on paper, they are played on the field.
Florham Park Sting played the perfect game from start to finish. Controlled the mid-field, pressured the ball and did not let them get into a rhythm.
Finals: Florham Park Sting won the game 4-1 : Goals from Alesandro Martinez, Diego Coll-Martinez, Evan Iandiorio and Ryan Quiogue.
D1 MCYSA LEAGUE CUP CHAMPIONS