Island Pest Control wins Island Cup, adult soccer title
Island Pest Control defeated Wash Family Construction 3-2 June 20 to take the championship in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult soccer league and win the Island Cup.
The coed teams battled to a scoreless first half, though Island Pest Control had better scoring chances, the best one coming in the 18th minute when Danny Anderson’s left-footed goal shot from 18 yards out went just wide.
Island Pest Control amped it up in the opening minutes of the second half, but still did not find the back of the net. A perfectly executed give-and-go between Anderson and Emily Argeros gave Anderson a chance inside the box for IPC, but his volley was wide.
Four minutes later, Lindsey Weaver’s shot off of a nice drop pass from Argeros was on goal, but Dave Green was able to come up with the save to preserve the 0-0 tie.
Finally in the 12th minute, Anderson came through on a free kick from 19 yards to give Island Pest Control a 1-0 lead. One minute later, Argeros took a pass from Max Gazzo and finished with a left-footed volley to give Island Pest Control a 2-0 lead.
Island Pest Control almost extended its lead a minute later when Weaver crossed the ball from the right side to Anderson, whose header was on goal, but was saved by Wash’s Green in goal.
Anderson got loose up the left side in the 18th minute and made the Wash team pay, as he took advantage of the space by deftly threading the needle with a beautiful left-footed shot, extending the Island Pest Control lead to 3-0 with the clock winding down.
WFC finally got on the scoreboard in the 21st minute when Aaron Parkin curled a corner kick to BJ Grant, who headed it past Frank Agnelli in goal to pull to within 3-1.
With little time remaining, WFC continued to push forward and was rewarded when top dog of WFC, Darrin Wash, headed in a cross from Kris Yavalar, leaving the score 3-2 before time ran out.
Anderson led Island Pest Control with two goals and Argeros added one goal for the victors, and an assist from Gazzo, who, along with Sean Sanders and goalie Agnelli, anchored a stingy defense.
Wash and Grant scored for Wash Family Construction, while Parkin and Yavalar added assists in the loss.
WFC advanced to the finals by defeating No. 2 seed Sato Real Estate 7-4 June 14. Parkin led WFC with four goals and two assists, while Grant added two goals. Wash finished with one goal in the victory.
Paul Hayward scored two goals and had one assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals from Josh Sato.
Island Pest Control advanced with a 5-3 victory over Discount Signs & Wraps in the other semifinal game. Danny Anderson scored two goals to lead IPC, which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory.
Key Royale golf news
The women members of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match June 18 that included a team low putts for the round competition.
Kris Landkammer rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 7-under-par 25 to grab a three-shot victory in Flight A. Ginny Upshaw’s 4-under-par 28 gave her second place in the flight.
Lou Anne Collins carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight B by three strokes over second-place finisher Fran Barford, who shot 1-under-par 31.
Barford also was part of the team that included Helen Pollack, Tootie Wagner and Terry Westby to combine for 62 putts to win the low-putts team competition.
Wagner also had a chipin on the fourth hole, while Penny Williams did the same on three.
Only one team managed a 3-0 record during June 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Dan Belden, visiting from Minnesota, “walked” his way to a 3-0 record and was champ for the day.
Only one team managed a 3-0 record during June 22 action as well. The team of Hank Huyghe and George McKay were the champs for the day.
Play gets underway 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 fee and everyone is welcome.