|Duncan Real Estate's Kaleb Smith cuts back as Barnes Walker defenders Miles Fischer and Anna Albers challenge for the ball during instructional league soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
|ReMax forward Matt Bauer and James Hall of Mr. Bones race for the ball during Division I soccer action at the Center.
Island Real Estate lone team with perfect record
Island Real Estate won two games last week to remain the lone team with a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s youth soccer league. The Division II team destroyed Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Sept. 28 before winning a 6-4 shootout over winless West Coast Surf Shop on Friday to close out soccer for September with a six-point lead in the Division II standings.
Previously undefeated Air & Energy ran into a determined Danziger Allergy & Sinus squad which was looking for its first victory of the season. Danziger came out on top by a 3-0 score over A&E, which proved to be mortal minus the high-scoring brotherly duo of Joel and Adam Hart.
Division I boasts one undefeated team in Mr. Bones, but Bones only earned one victory and had three ties, putting them five points behind first-place LaPensee Plumbing. Longboat Observer and West Coast Air Conditioning are two points back, while ReMax Gulfstream Realty holds down last place. Any team with Ben Valdivieso must be reckoned with, so don’t count out ReMax just yet.
On Sept. 28, Valdivieso showed why Division I ReMax must not be overlooked in a 5-5 tie with Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones opened up a 4-0 lead midway through the first half. Austin Martin opened the scoring for Mr. Bones when he carried the ball up the left side and hit a beautiful left-footed shot from an impossible angle to give Mr. Bones a 1-0 lead. Three minutes later, Sean Edwards found space on the left side as well. He cut back against the grain and curled a right-footed shot into the far corner for a 2-0 lead.
Cory Wash got into the scoring act for Bones when he scored two goals four minutes apart to open up what seemed like an insurmountable lead.
Enter Valdivieso, who was late arriving to the game. Within minutes of entering the contest, Valdivieso took a pass from Jordan Sebastiano on the right wing, dribbled forward and blasted a rocket that found the far corner of the goal to pull ReMax to within three goals.
Late in the first half, Valdivieso dribbled through and around four Mr. Bones’ defenders, cut to his right at the 18 and again found the far corner of the goal to halve the Mr. Bones lead.
The second half saw Valdivieso notch two more goals, while teammate Matt Bauer found the back of the net once to earn a 5-5 tie. Austin Martin scored the lone second-half goal for Mr. Bones, which had to be disappointed after holding such a commanding lead.
Division I (ages 12-14)
Longboat Observer tied West Coast Air Conditioning for second place in the standings thanks to a 5-4 victory on Sept. 30. Blake Wilson led the way with two goals, while teammates Celia Ware, Forest Schield and Kyle Aritt each added one goal for the Observer. West Coast Air Conditioning’s Martine Miller led all scorers with four goals in defeat.
LaPensee Plumbing won its only game of the week to vault into first place by two points, thanks to a 4-3 victory over second-place Longboat Observer on Sept. 26.
Joey Hutchinson led the way with a pair of goals, while teammates Heldino Gomez and Adina Dicus each notched one goal in the victory. Kyle Aritt scored two goals to lead the Observer, which also received one goal from Celia Ware in the loss.
Mr. Bones and West Coast Air Conditioning battled to a 2-2 tie on Sept. 26 in Division I soccer action. Cory Wash scored two goals to lead Mr. Bones, while Broderick West notched two goals to lead WCAC.
Division II (ages 10-11)
Paulo Fonseca found the back of the net four times to lead Island Real Estate past West Coast Surf Shop with a 6-4 final score on Sept. 30. Austin Wash added two goals for IRE, which improved to 5-0 in the standings with the victory.
Stephanie Purnell scored a pair of goals to lead the Surf Shop, which also received one goal apiece from Jerry Mayer and Giorgio Gomez in the loss.
Island Real Estate foreclosed on Harry’s Continental Kitchens on Sept. 28 with a 7-1 victory keyed by four goals from Chandler Hardy. Paulo Fonseca, Mallory Kosfeld and Austin Wash each added a goal to the victory total.
Daniel Pimental scored the lone goal for Harry’s in the loss.
Pine Avenue Store rode a hat trick by Alex Hall to a resounding 4-1 victory on Sept. 27 over Harry’s Continental Kitchens. Pine Store also received a goal from Jake Rappe to complete the scoring in its win.
William Brusso avoided the shutout for Harry’s with one goal in the loss.
Division III (ages 8-9)
Cannons Marina defeated Danziger Allergy & Sinus 3-1 on Sept. 29 for its first victory of the season. Hunter Parrish notched a pair of goals to lead the way for Cannons, which also received one goal from Max Monuese in the victory.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus was led by one goal from Andrew Crowton in the loss.
Joel Hart poured in five goals and Trevor Albers added one goal as Air & Energy pummeled Mike Norman Realty 6-0 in Division III soccer action at the Center.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus infected Air & Energy with its first loss of the season on Sept. 27. Josh Zawistoski scored two goals to lead the way for Danziger, which also received one goal from Andrew Crowton in the victory.
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Ron Pepka of Bradenton is clearly on a roll. At the conclusion of the Oct. 1 horseshoe action, Pepka had captured his 18th consecutive victory. Pepka teamed up with Tom Rhodes of Cortez to defeat Debbie Rhodes, Tom’s wife, and Jay Disbrow of Bradenton in a one-game playoff.
Pepka teamed up with Disbrow at Wednesday’s matches to capture the horseshoe competition outright with a perfect 3-0 record.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday adjacent to Anna Maria City Hall. Warm ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale Golf news
Cindy Mansour shot an even-par 32 to capture the Class A, ladies low-net golf competition on Sept. 20 at Key Royale Club. Mansour also won the tee-to-green half-handicap competion as well. Nancy Grimme and Tootie Wagner finished tied for second, two shots back of Mansour with a pair of 34s.
Class B winner was Sally Keyes with a 35 that placed her two shots ahead of Rose Slomba, Markie Ksiazk and Jean Tourt. Nancy King managed a chip-in on number nine.