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Apr, 2022

NJYS State Cups - Round of 32 Recap Presented by Player's Health

Round of 32 competition in the New Jersey Youth Soccer State Cups (15U-19U) has concluded, with teams battling for advancement into the Sweet 16. In the opening round excitement, many matches required extra time, and even kicks from the penalty mark, to decide the winner. As teams inch closer toward the title of State Champion, the battles are expected to intensify.

Let’s look back at the action from the Round of 32…


The Cedar Stars Academy 2005 Boys took on the Marlboro SA - Mustangs Blue in a close battle that showcased the strength of both rosters. With an abundance of chances, it only took one goal from Daniel Fisherman to help the Cedar Stars secure a 1-0 victory to advance to the Sweet 16.

“It was a really competitive game, and our team put in the extra effort we needed to get a win,” said Agostinho Freitas of Cedar Stars.


NJ Surf South Marlton faced the Jackson SC Blackhawks in a tough Round of 32 matchup. Ultimately, the 4-1 score line saw the NJ Surf side come out victorious with two goals from Andrew Hummel, while Ernesto Villico and Nicky Antonelli each netted a goal apiece as well.


In an intense 16UB matchup, East Brunswick Spurs defeated North Brunswick Galaxy in a 2-0 extra time thriller. After 80 minutes of scoreless regulation play saw plenty of exciting opportunities for both sides, East Brunswick was finally able to open the scoring in the second frame of extra time. With long-range efforts from Cooper Day and Marco Hatzistefanis, the Spurs were lifted to victory.

“Our team proved their resilience tonight, defeating a really well drilled defensive team,” said Tim Newton, head coach of East Brunswick Spurs. “To keep pushing at 0-0 until the final half of overtime, and then come out 2-0 winners, really showcased the team’s character and desire to win.”


The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing winners from each state the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

The Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive environment to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.

The Challenge Cup, formerly branded as the Commissioners Cup, is the NJYS State Cup designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams outside of the National Championship Series and Presidents Cup.

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Email: [email protected]
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