Playoffs loom in AMICC youth soccer league
The last week of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s fall recreational soccer season is upon us and, barring monumental collapses and upsets, the seedings and playoff matchups are set.
The league’s 8-10 division leading Lobstahs is still unbeaten with a 7-0-1 record, but the team has two games remaining on the schedule. They’ve locked up the first seed and will play the winner of the LaPensee Plumbing vs. undetermined third seed, which is still up in the air.
Tyler’s Ice Cream, which has two games remaining to play, is currently the third seed, but if they win both games, they move up from the third to second seed.
As it stands now, American Marine will take on the winner of the Miller Electric vs. Best Buy match, while Lobstahs takes on either Tyler’s Ice Cream or LaPensee. The championship game will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Seedings also are not quite settled in the league’s 11-13 division, although the playoff matchups are set. Steam Designs is still chasing a perfect season and has the top seed nailed down. They will play Wash Family Construction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, for a spot in the championship game, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
LPAC and Jen Crady Massage currently hold down the second and third seeds, which could flip flop if Crady wins its remaining two games and LPAC loses its last game, but they will still meet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the playoff game.
The league’s two-team 14-17 division championship game is obviously set and will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
LaPensee— winless on the season — showed that they’re not giving up. The plumbers battled to a 4-4 tie against Tyler’s Ice Cream in 8-10 division action Oct. 26. Sam Bowers scored three goals to lead LaPensee, which also received one goal from Ben Brashear in the tie. Daniel Sentman led Tyler’s with three goals, while Ava Alderson added one goal.
Tyler’s survived an own goal to defeat Best Buy 2-1 during 8-10 division soccer action Oct. 23. Daniel Sentman and Giana Sparks scored one goal apiece for Tyler’s in the victory.
Lobstahs edged American Marine 2-1 Oct. 23 in a matchup of the division’s top two teams. Jack Groves and Allie Connelly scored a goal each in the victory, while David Daigle scored the lone goal for American Marine.
Steam Designs showed why they’re the top team in the 11-13 division with an 8-1 victory over Wash Oct. 24. Nico Calleja scored five goals, while Olivia Glavan, Sentman and Willow Cooper each added goals to the victory.
Ben Connors scored the lone goal for Wash Family Construction in the loss.
LPAC cooled off Jen Crady with a 5-2 victory in the second 11-13 division game of the evening. Zach Fernandez led the way with three goals, while Tyler Pearson added two goals in the victory.
George Lardas and Cameron Pasco led Crady with a goal each in the loss.
LPAC demolished Wash 11-2 in 11-13 division soccer action Oct. 23. Tyler Pearson scored seven goals to lead LPAC, which also received two goals from Sullivan Ferreira and a goal each from Benjamin Calhoun and Fernandez in the victory.
Cortni Wash scored two goals to lead Wash Family Construction in the loss.
West Coast Air Conditioning showed Edgewater Realty that the Nov. 10 championship game may not be a formality as they defeated the first-place team 4-1 during two-team 14-17 division soccer action Oct. 24. Thomas Powers scored two goals, while Carolyn Culinan and Johah Caster each scored one goal in the victory.
Madison Driscoll scored the lone goal for Edgewater in the loss.
The adult coed basketball league has one more week of regular-season action before the teams enter playoffs. The only certainty is that Best Buy is the top seed and The Feast brings up the bottom in the sixth place. Seeds two through five could change depending on what transpires during the Oct. 30 games. Agnelli Pool & Spas currently holds down second seed with a 4-3 record, but Eat Here, Gator Man Pools and Island Real Estate all have 3-4 records — anything can happen.
The playoffs will begin Nov. 6 when the sixth seed plays the third seed and the fifth seed takes on the fourth seed, while the winners of those matchups take on the first and second seeded teams Nov. 9. The all-star game and championship game will be played at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
In basketball action Oct. 23, Island Real Estate edged Gator Man Pools 70-68 behind 37 points and 12 rebounds from Matt Ray. Teagan Purtill added 10 points and Matt Dwyer chipped in with nine points in the victory.
Evan Wolfe scored 29 points and grabbed five rebounds and Sean Hubbard added 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists to lead Gator in the loss.
Agnelli rolled past Eat Here 55-33 in the second game of the evening. Brent Moss paced Agnelli with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Chad Woods added 13 points. Jordan Demers had a strong all-around game with 12 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
T.J. Green’s 13 points along with 10 points and seven rebounds from R.J. Mizell paced Eat Here in the loss.
Best Buy remained undefeated and atop the standings with a 78-62 victory over The Feast behind another huge game from Antwan Jackson. Jackson poured in a game-high 37 points and 14 rebounds. Tyler Bekkerus added 18 points, while Brandon Kern finished with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in the victory.
Michael Haynes scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead The Feast, which also received 19 points from Nate Coleman in the loss.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and to battle for the day’s bragging rights in Oct. 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay walked his way past Jerry Disbrow and Tom Skoloda 23-11 to win the day.
Oct. 24 action saw Jerry Disbrow and Norm Langeland edge Steve Doyle and Hank Huyghe 21-18 in the championship match.
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
8-10 Division playoff schedule
Nov. 2 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Best Buy
Nov. 2 7 p.m. LaPensee vs. Tyler’s
Nov. 9 6 p.m. Miller Electric or Best Buy vs. Lobstahs
Nov. 9 7 p.m. LaPensee or Tyler’s vs. American Marine
Nov. 10 11 a.m. Championship game
11-13 Division playoff schedule
Nov. 6 6 p.m. Crady Massage vs. LPAC
Nov. 6 7 p.m. Wash FC vs. Steam Design
Nov. 10 10 a.m. Championship game
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
Nov. 1 6 p.m. Moss & Barnard vs. FL Discount Signs
Nov. 1 7 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Wash FC
Nov. 1 8 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Jessie’s
Nov. 1 9 p.m. Pink & Navy vs. Isl. Pest Control