Island Pest Control defender Anna Gonzalez clears the ball as Jadon Law and Callen Achor apply pressure for LPAC during soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
LPAC’s Callen Achor races up the field during soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Center soccer playoffs begin
The playoffs, typically called the second season in the Anna Maria Island Community Center recreational soccer league, got started Nov. 4 with teams vying for a spot in the championships set to begin Nov. 15 in three divisions.
Island Pest Control got the top spot in the 8-10 division despite being tied for first with Beach Bistro. Due to a rainstorms passing through the morning of Nov. 2 and a flooded field, they were unable to play the scheduled game against fifth-place Tyler’s Ice Cream. Consequently, they finished the season 6-0-1 compared to Bistro’s 6-1-1 record.
Island Pest now meets the winner of the Tyler’s versus LPAC match at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Beach Bistro will play No. 3 seed American Marine in the first match of the evening at 6 p.m.
The 11-13 division standings stayed the same through the last week of the regular season. The Feast retained the top spot to take on fourth-seed Jen Crady Massage at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, while No. 2 seed LPAC meets third-seed Waterfront Restaurant in the first match of the evening at 7 p.m.
In a preview of the 11-13 playoffs, LPAC edged Waterfront 3-2 Nov. 1 behind goals from Jack Barnes, Paige Charron and Ryan Fellowes. Silas Banyas notched both goals for Waterfront in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw Jen Crady give The Feast a battle before falling by a 4-3 score. Michael Latimer scored three goals and Ben Calhoun added one for The Feast. Cameron Pasco scored three goals to lead Jen Crady in the loss.
American Marine defeated LPAC in 8-10 division action on Oct. 29 behind two goals from Tyler Brewer and a goal each from Andrew Burgess and Anthony Monetti. Ozzy Lonzo scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.
Island Pest Control showed how it got the top spot in its division with a 9-1 thrashing of Tyler’s Ice Cream in the second game of the night. Joshy Calhoun scored five goals and Julius Petereit and Javier Rivera scored two goals each. Jeremiah Sculco scored the lone goal for Tyler’s in the loss.
Island Pest also defeated Beach Bistro Oct. 28. Julius Petereit scored four goals to lead Island Pest Control, which also received one goal from Joshy Calhoun in the victory. Beach Bistro received goals from Sean Rodriguez and David Daigle in the loss.
Cole Pearson scored a hat trick to lead LPAC to a 3-0 victory over Tyler’s in the second match of the evening.
Standings still tight in adult soccer
With only one week remaining for regular season adult soccer at the center, two teams are tied for first and three others are only one victory short of moving into the top spot in the league.
Florida Discount Signs will take on Island Gourmet in one such matchup Nov. 7. A victory by Island Gourmet would tie them with Discount Signs and, depending on how Sato Real Estate does against Wash Family Construction later in the evening, the gourmets could find themselves in first place.
Agnelli Pool & Spa and Slim’s Place also have matchups that favor them and could put them in the conversation for one of the top seeds.
The adult league playoffs get started Nov. 14, so stay tuned.
Island Gourmet defeated Agnelli Pool & Spa 3-1 in adult soccer action Oct. 30. Zach Gilliland scored two goals and Adam Bujarski added one to lead Island Gourmet, which also received nine saves from goalie Nate Talucci. Meredith Argeros scored the lone goal for Agnelli, which received six saves from Frank Agnelli in the loss.
Wash Family Construction edged Island Pest Control 3-2 in the second game of the evening. Aaron Parkin had a goal and an assist to lead Wash, which also received goals from Cris Yavalar and BJ Grant and an assist from Ryan Hogan. Molly Bellairs scored two goals to lead Island Pest. which also received an assist from Brandon Lam and nine saves from David Greene in the loss.
Florida Discount Signs 5-3 victory over LaPensee Plumbing in the third game of the night left the plumbers winless. Logan Bystrom scored three goals and Brent Moss added two goals and two assists for Discount Signs, while David Moss made 17 saves to preserve the victory. James Lynch had two goals and an assist to lead LaPensee, which also received a goal from Scott Macy and eight saves from Pedro Gonzalez in the loss.
Sato Real Estate culminated the night’s soccer action with a 3-1 victory over Slim’s Place behind a one goal, one assist performance from Matt Plummer and a goal each from Chrissy Rice and Cory Wash. Eric Pullen scored the lone goal for Slim’s Place.
Mother Nature got the best of the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe regulars in a downpour Nov. 2, but they did manage to complete a session Oct. 30. Three teams advanced out of pool play with 3-0 records. Hank Huyghe and Herb Heesch drew the bye into the finals and watched as Norm Good “walked” to a 23-7 victory over Steve Grossman and Tim Sofran. Good continued his strong play in the finals, easily defeating Huyghe and Heesch 21-10 to earn bragging rights for the week.
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 charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale golf news
Winter golf season officially opened for the women of Key Royale Club. They played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Oct. 29 in four flights.
Helen Pollock carded a 2-under-par 30 to grab first place in Flight A. Joy Kaiser was a shot back in second place, while Sue Hookem’s even-par 32 was good for third place.
Kris Landkammer fired a 4-under-par 28 to earn a two-shot victory in Flight B over second-place finisher Terry Westby. Barbara Estok was alone in third with an even-par 32.
Connie Livanos’ 2-under-par 30 gave her a one-shot victory over Judy Ward in Flight C.
Marcia O’Brien carded a 7-under-par 25 for the low-net round of the day and first place in Flight D. Shirley Cessna took second place in the flight with a 2-under-par 30.
Kaiser, Westbay, Hookem, Estok and Phillis Roe all had birdies on the day, while Ward managed a chipin.
AMICC sports schedules
Basketball league playoffs
Nov. 12 7 p.m. #6 Southern Greens vs. #3 Waterfront
Nov. 12 8 p.m. #5 Gator Man vs. #4 Sun *
* seedings as of Oct. 29
Instructional Division (ages 6-7)
Nov. 6 6 p.m. 7-Up Game
Nov. 6 6 p.m. American Marine vs. Bistro
Nov. 6 7 p.m. LPAC or Tyler’s vs. Island Pest
Nov. 13 6 p.m. All Stars
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Championship
Nov. 13 7 p.m. All Stars
Nov. 15 7 p.m. Championship
Nov. 6 8 p.m. Jessie’s vs. Wash
Nov. 13 8 p.m. Mix & Match Game
Nov. 7 6 p.m. Island Gourmet vs. Discount Signs
Nov. 7 7 p.m. Agnelli vs. Island Pest
Nov. 7 8 p.m. Slim’s vs. LaPensee
Nov. 7 9 p.m. Sato vs. Wash