Moss & Barnard Construction defender Amy Moss pokes the ball away from Slim’s Place forward Lynn Clark during adult coed soccer action Oct. 18 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Slim’s Place midfielder Danny Anderson looks for a teammate as Moss & Barnard Construction player Ed Moss defends during Oct. 18 adult coed soccer action on the field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Slim’s Place midfielder Danny Anderson volleys a rocket on goal during Oct. 18 adult coed soccer action on the field at AMICC. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Slim’s Place on cruise control in adult soccer league
Coed adult soccer takes center stage this week in sports at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where yet another victory goes into the record books for Slim’s Place.
Slim’s holds a 6-point lead in the standings and if its 8-2 victory Oct. 18 over Moss & Barnard Construction is any indication, it doesn’t appear they will be in the losing column anytime soon.
Pink & Navy Boutique holds down second place with a 4-2 record, closely followed by Sato Real Estate, which sits alone in third with a 3-2-1 record. Wash Family Construction is 3-3, while Florida Discount Signs and Moss & Barnard Construction are tied in fifth place with 2-4 records. Jessie’s Island Store at 1-3-2 and Island Pest Control at 1-4 round out the adult soccer standings.
Thursday’s game was a contrast in styles with Slim’s Place spreading the ball around in a patient ball-control attack spearheaded by center midfielder Danny Anderson and forwards Sean Sanders, Tyler Krauss and Lynn Clark.
Moss & Barnard countered with long balls, and while defender Robbie McLaughlin usually cleared the ball away, when he did not, goalie Tyler Bekkerus was usually there to clean things up.
This formula worked to perfection in Slim’s 8-2 victory. Sanders and Krauss scored three goals each, while Anderson notched two. Bekkerus made nine saves in goal as Slims powered toward an undefeated season.
In other adult soccer action Oct. 18, Wash Family Construction defeated Jessie’s Island Store 5-3 behind a pair of goals from Zoran Kolega and single tallies from Kris Yavalar, Damir Glavan and Greg Ross. Scott Eason contributed two assists, while Don Purvis made four saves in goal.
Matt Plummer led Jessie’s with two goals while Steven Perry added one goal. Nate Talucci finished with eight saves between the pipes in the loss.
Sato Real Estate exterminated Island Pest Control 8-0 behind three goals from Jeff Christianson and a pair of goals and an assist from Lexi Braxton. Josh Sato, Kim Christianson and JT Goode each added a goal while Diego Felipe finished with a pair of assists.
Pink & Navy defeated FL Discount Signs 4-2 behind a balanced attack that saw four different players score. Tony Rasulo, Aaron Parkin, Lindsey Weaver and Frank Agnelli each scored one goal, while Scott Rudacille made eight saves in goal.
Brent Laudicina and Meagan Dolan each scored a goal for Discount Signs in the loss.
Youth soccer action continues
The Center’s youth soccer season is heading down the home stretch and teams in the 11-13 division and the 14-17 division have all but wrapped up the top seeds with commanding division leads.
Steam Designs at 7-0 holds an 11-point lead over second-place Jen Crady Massage, which has a 3-3-1 record. LPAC follows at 3-4, while Wash Family Construction has a 0-6-1 record.
Edgewater Realty leads the two-team 14-17 division with a 4-1-1 record, which leaves opponent West Coast Air Conditioning at 1-4-1.
The 8-10 division is an absolute dogfight with Lobstahs and American Marine tied for first place with 19 points. Best Buy holds down third place with a 4-4 record, closely followed by Tyler’s Ice Cream at 3-2-1, but any of the top four teams has the talent to upset the top two any given day. Miller Electric follows at 2-7, while LaPensee Plumbing continues to look for its first victory on the season.
American Marine showed why they’re one of the top teams in the 8-10 division with a 5-2 cruise past LaPensee Plumbing Oct. 19 behind five goals from Tyler Brewer. Sam Bowers and Lila Naeher each notched one goal to lead LaPensee in the loss.
Lobstahs kept pace with American Marine in the standings with a 4-1 victory over Miller Electric in 8-10 division action Oct. 17. Catherine Calhoun scored all four goals to lead Lobstahs to the victory. Dalton Guthrie notched the lone goal for Miller.
Tyler’s Ice Cream and LaPensee battled to a 2-2 tie in the second division game of the evening. Daniel Sentman and Giana Sparks each scored one goal to lead Tyler’s, while Bowers notched both goals for LaPensee Plumbing.
American Marine shocked Miller Electric 9-4 in 8-10 division action Oct. 15 behind six goals from Brewer and three from David Daigle. Silas Banyas, Dalton Guthrie, Madelyn Rogers and Callen Achor each scored a goal to lead Miller in the loss.
Best Buy defeated LaPensee 4-1 in the second division game of the evening behind a pair of goals from Daniel Fritz. Jaclyn Schlossberg and Hagan Powers each added one goal to the victory. Bowers notched the lone goal for LaPensee in the loss.
Steam Designs remained undefeated in the 11-13 division with an easy 9-2 victory over Wash Family Construction Oct. 20. Nico Calleja led the way with five goals, while Olivia Glavan, Gavin Sentman, Willow Cooper and Katie Krokroskia each tallied one goal in the victory. Tyler Yavalar scored both goals for Wash Family Construction in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage rolled past LPAC 6-2 in the second 11-13 division game of the day behind three goals from Cameron Pasco. George Lardas scored two goals and Abby Achor added one goal to the victory. Zach Fernandez and Sullivan Ferreira each scored one goal to lead LPAC in the loss.
Steam Designs slipped past LPAC in 11-13 division action Oct. 19. Nico Calleja scored twice, while Aiden Grumley and Gavin Sentman scored one goal each in the victory. Fernandez scored all three goals for LPAC in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage edged Wash Family Construction 4-3 in the second game of the evening behind two goals from Lardas and one goal apiece from Leo Tililli, Cameron Pasco and Abby Achor. Tyler Yavalar scored two goals to lead Wash FC which also received one goal from Ben Connors in the loss.
LPAC cooled off Jen Crady Massage with a 6-2 victory Oct. 17 behind five goals from Fernandez. Tyler Pearson added a goal for LPAC, which climbed to within a point of second place with the victory. Lardas and Cameron Pasco each notched one goal for Jen Crady in the loss.
Edgewater Realty defeated West Coast Air Conditioning 4-2 in 14-17 division action Oct. 15. Joey Carder scored two goal,s while Derek Pulch and Max Driscoll each scored to lead Edgewater to the victory. Thomas Powers and Sibella Glavan each notched one goal to lead WCAC in the loss.
Winter sports leagues signups begin
The Center has begun taking player registrations for its winter sports leagues. Registration continues until Nov. 30, when a late fee of $15 is added, if there are spots available.
The center offers an adult coed indoor volleyball league with games played on Tuesday evenings. Cost is $75 for members and $110 for non-members. Mandatory tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the center gym.
Adult coed flag football also is being offered for the same fee. Mandatory tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.
Members who sign up for both volleyball and flag football will receive a $25 discount, making the adult cost $125 to play two sports.
Youth flag football also is accepting registrations through Nov. 30. Mandatory tryouts will be held by age divisions according to the following schedule:
• Ages 5-7 Dec. 3 6 p.m.
• Ages 8-10 Dec. 5 6 p.m.
• Ages 11-13 Dec. 3 7 p.m.
• Ages 14-17 Dec. 5 7 p.m.
Coaches and sponsors are needed by the center, and anyone for volunteers who coach a team the center allows their child to play free.
Players can register online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com or in person at the center.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email Troy@myamicc.com.
Center cornhole, dodgeball tourneys begin
The Center is hosting a cornhole tournament noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 for players 21 and older. Cost is $20 per team and proceeds will benefit children’s programs.
There will be prizes for first, second and last place and raffles for other great prizes.
The center also will host a dodgeball tournament Nov. 23 for players 14 and older. Cost is $60 per team with up to eight people on a team. Each team will see a minimum five games of action.
For more information on either of these tournaments, call Ryan Hogan at 941-778-1908 ext. 9219.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records during Oct. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Dom Livedoti and Debbie Rhodes rolled past Norm Good and George McKay 21-6 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Oct. 17 horseshoe action also had two teams advance to the knockout round. Hank Huyghe walked his way past Norm Good and Tim Sofran 21-11 to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMICC Youth Soccer League schedule
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Bistro vs. A&E
Oct. 24 6:30 p.m. Firkins vs. Bowes
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Bistro
Oct. 29 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Firkins
Oct. 26 6 p.m. Bowes vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Surferbus.com vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 30 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Surferbus.com
Oct. 30 7 p.m. Bowes vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 26 6 p.m. LaPensee vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Oct. 29 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Miller Elect.
Oct. 30 6 p.m. American Marine vs. vs. Tyler’s
Oct. 30 7 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Best Buy
Oct. 24 6 p.m. Steam Design vs. Wash FC
Oct. 24 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Crady Massage
Oct. 30 8 p.m. Steam Design vs. Crady Massage
Oct. 24 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
Oct. 29 8 p.m. West Coast AC vs. Edgewater
AMICC Adult Soccer League schedule
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Moss & Barnard vs. Pink & Navy
Oct. 25 7 p.m. Wash FC vs. Isl. Pest Control
Oct. 25 8 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Jessie’s
Oct. 25 9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Slim’s Place
AMICC Adult Basketball League schedule
Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Gator Man
Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. Best Buy vs. Island Real Estate
Oct. 30 8:30 p.m. Eat Here vs. The Feast