There were no upsets during first-round playoff action on Nov. 16 in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, though the evening did not lack excitement.
The opening game of the night between No. 3 seed Sato Real Estate versus No. 6 seed Moss Builders was decided by penalty kicks.
The two teams battled to a 6-6 tie through regulation time before Sato prevailed in the shootout. Adam Mott had a busy night in goal for Sato, making 14 saves and scoring two goals, leading the offensive charge. Zoran Kolega and Yunior Guerra each contributed a goal and an assist in the victory, while Josh Sato and Bobby Troxler completed the scoring with a goal each.
Moss Builders received two goals each from Andre Lewis, Shay Coleman and Jillian Ptak, with Ptak also adding an assist. Goalie Jordan Demers made eight saves to help keep Moss Builders in the match.
The second match of the evening saw No. 4 seed Jiffy Lube roll to an 8-3 victory over No. 5 seed Acqua Aveda behind four goals from Chris Klotz and three goals and an assist from Ricky Anderson. Danny Anderson completed the Jiffy Lube scoring with a goal, while Jason Sato made five saves to help preserve the win.
Eric Pullen scored two goals to lead Acqua Aveda, which also received a goal from Rico Beissert and an assist from Ray Gardner, while Steve Oelfke made 5 saves between the pipes in the loss.
Mulock Flynn Law slipped past Ross Built by a 3-2 score in the evening’s third match. Jessica Williams scored two goals and Chris Scott added a goal to lead Mulock Flynn, which received four saves from goalie Sean Flynn in the victory.
Kevin Roman scored two goals and Ben Sato made four saves to lead Ross Built in the loss.
As expected No. 1 seed Slim’s Place rolled to an easy 4-0 victory over No. 8 seed Mar/Kis Insurance. Angela Wiles had a goal and an assist to lead Slim’s, which also received goals from Matt Kretzman, Greg DeMeuse and the ageless Lyn Clark. Kris Yavalar and Damir Glavan chipped in with assists, while Dave Green made four saves to complete the shutout victory.
Goalie Mario Prino made six saves to lead Mar/Kis Insurance in the loss.
The semifinal games are set for Thursday, Nov. 30, with Jiffy Lube facing Mulock Flynn Law at 7 p.m. and Slims vs. Sato Real Estate at 8 p.m.
The championship match will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the center, 407 Magnolia Drive, Anna Maria.
Key Royale news
It was a busier than usual week for golfers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. The club hosted a “welcome back” coed scramble Nov. 11. The team of Mary Lou Dreier, Andi Saia, John Kolojeski and Gary Silke combined on a 5-under-par 27 to win the outing via scorecard tiebreaker over the team of Scott Mitchell, Karen Mitchell, Gloria LaTorre and Don LaTorre with a matching 27. The team of Kathy Porter, Charles Porter, Tommy McDonnell and Jana Samuels were alone in third place with a 4-under-par 28.
Lance Lindeman captured the men’s long-drive contest, while Helen Pollock won the women’s contest. Scott Mitchell won the closest-to-the-pin challenge on hole three, while Beth Lindeman won for the women on the eighth hole.
The men played their regular modified Stableford-system match Nov. 13. Art McMillian carded a plus-4 to win individual honors over Tim Friesen and Dennis Schavey, who carded matching plus-3s.
McMillan and Schavey’s scores helped teammates Dale Hudson and Terry Tarras to a first-place team finish at plus-7.
The club women held their semi-annual Doe Day tournament Nov. 14. The team of Terry Westby, Tootie Wagner, Stephanie Morris and Jana Samuels combined on a score of 30.5 to take first place for the day. Second place went to Sally Martin, Judy Squier and Fran Barford with a 31, while Janet Razze, Carol Duncan, Brenda Solleveld and Laura Purcell were alone in third with a 31.5.
Diane Miller won the long-drive contest.
The men were back on the course Nov. 15 for their counterpart to Doe Day, a Stag Day tourney.
Tim Friesen carded a 2-under-par 30 to earn medalist honors for low gross score. Larry Pippel was three strokes behind him to finish alone in second.
Terry Tarras fired a 6-under-par 26 to win the low-net contest, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Marty Hicks.
The team of Gary Alvord, Peter Lund, Tom Nelson and Tarras combined on a 7-under-par 25 to win the team low-net competition.
Friesen won the low-putts contest with only eight putts, one fewer than second-place finisher Mark Mixon. Jack Lowry won the long-drive contest from the blue tees, while Gary Silke won from the whites.
The men played their regular Thursday morning scramble Nov. 16 to close out a busy week of competitive golf. The team of Dale Hudson, Tom McDonnell, Scott Mitchell and Dave Richardson combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day.
Two teams emerged from pool play and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Lee earned a 21-12 victory over Rod Bussey and Bob Rowley to earn a trip to the winner’s circle.
Two teams met in the finals during Nov. 18 action. Bob Palmer and Bob Lee won all three pool-play games by an impressive margin of 62-7 to meet Dom Livedoti and Jim Kleiner in the finals. Palmer and Lee stayed hot, rolling to a 22-0 victory over Livedoti and Kleiner to truly earn the day’s bragging rights.
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.