LSU students won the LSFL FUTSAL Cup

Students of the Lithuanian Sports University managed to win the LSFL 2022 Futsal Cup. In the final round, they beat the KTU students, who finished second, the Vilnius University team, who finished third, and the Klaipėda University team, who finished outside the top three.

“Of course we are happy. I think this victory was coming, so I think we deserved it. I would say that the strongest team won,” said LSU coach Tomas Miliauskas after the victory.

LSU started the final round with a 2:4 defeat to Vilnius University but later defeated KTU students 3:1 and Klaipėda University 7:0.

“The first match against Vilnius was not what we expected. However, despite the defeat, I believed that KTU can take points away from them, so it’s up to us. We played very convincingly against KTU and even more convincingly against Klaipėda on the last day,” said T. Miliauskas.

Genaras Samsonikas (KTU) and Jonas Ulberkis (LSU), who play in the Futsal A league, also participated in the tournament, but there were other names in the list of the team’s top players. Tomas Rakašius was voted the best player of the championship team, Julius Kukonenko of KTU, Jonas Lebedevas of VU, and Martynas Vėlyvis of KU.

Two players were awarded the scoring title – Povilas Malakas (KTU) and Matas Valatka (VU) scored four goals each in the final round.

Before the last day of the tournament, VU footballers were leading with four points. Both Kaunas teams had three points, Klaipėda University students had one. Two matches were left to be played before the final standings – VU against KTU and LSU against KU.

VU did not hold on against KTU after a tough fight, which meant that one of the Kaunas teams would emerge victoriously. LSU answered this question very quickly, as they started scoring one goal after another.

“After all the quarantines, every tournament is like a breath of fresh air. Of course, all our eyes are on the beautiful game, but this futsal tournament celebrating Lithuania’s Independence Day was also much needed. The most important thing is that there were no injuries,” said LSFL President Rimantas Turskis.

Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) information