Teams from Valley Stream South and Oceanside high schools joined the Lynbrook High School soccer teams on Oct. 1 for Lynbrook Soccer Day.
Varsity and junior varsity teams faced off in three games at the Santo J. Barbarino Athletic Complex at Marion Street School to show their love of soccer while raising cancer awareness.
The day began with the Lynbrook JV boys battling Valley Stream South, with Lynbrook winning 2-0. Next the Lynbrook JV girls faced off against Oceanside. After a key player suffered an early injury, Lynbrook fell 4-0. Oceanside had to pull out from the girls varsity game, so the Lynbrook girls supported the event by serving as announcers for the boys varsity game. The final match of the day pitted the Lynbrook boys varsity squad against Valley Stream South under the lights, with the Owls winning 2-1.
A portion of the funds raised will be used to support the efforts of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Fly a Kite Foundation. The Fly-A-Kite Foundation was formed to honor the memory of Lynbrook resident Zachary Bernstein who died at the age of 11 from a form of pediatric brain cancer. Anyone who would like to make a contribution to Soccer Day can email email@example.com.
The Lynbrook girls varsity soccer team did their part to raise cancer awareness.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Union Free School District