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Date of Issue: March 19, 2010

Island soccer tourney playoffs cap fall season

The Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League Division III tournament for players ages 5-6 took “center stage” on the outdoor fields Nov. 14 at the Center.

West Coast Air Conditioning and Jessie’s Island Store pose for a picture following a decision to share the Division III tournament title. WCAC members are Jaclyn Schlossberg, Maddie Kagin, Andrew Burgess, Sean Brian, Angelina Sculco, Kyran Law, Jack Graves, Ashton Pennell and Ava Zink. Members of Jessie’s Island Store include Madelyn Rogers, Daniel Fritz, Mary Grace Cucci, Emilie Bell, Charlotte Pardue, Tuna McCracken, Ethan Matta, Lilah Bowers and Elizabeth Laviolette.
Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy


Division III soccer player Jaclyn Schlossberg carries the ball up the right side with Daniel Fritz in hot pursuit during their teams’ championship game.
Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Jessie’s Island Store defender Emilie Bell moves in on West Coast Air Conditioning forward Jaclyn Schlossberg during the Division III championship soccer game.
Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

Jessie’s Island Store goalie Ethan Matta makes a save with West Coast Air Conditioning player Andrew Burgess on the doorstep during the Division III championship game.
Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

It was the first chance for the young soccer players to play games with a scorekeeper — they play to learn — and the results counted. Beach Bistro, Island Pest Control, LaPensee Plumbing, West Coast Air Conditioning and Jessie’s Island Store participated in what was billed as a “winner-take-all” competition.

WCAC swept through the winner’s bracket to earn a spot in the finals, while Jessie’s team fought its way through the loser’s bracket for the second spot in the championship game.

The game was an epic battle of two halves. West Coast Air Conditioning jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jaclyn Schlossberg stole the ball at midfield, dribbled in and scored.

Midway through the first half, Jessie’s was threatening the WCAC goal. Daniel Fritz carried the ball up the left side before cutting inside and ripping a rocket, but WCAC goalie Ashton Pennell came up with an incredible save to deny Fritz and his mates.

Pennell then threw the ball out to teammate Schlossberg, who dribbled right through the middle of Jessie’s defense to score, giving WCAC a 2-0 lead.

Jessie’s came out in the second half with a charge in their step and began putting serious pressure on the WCAC defense. That pressure paid off five minutes in when Fritz got loose up the left side. He crossed the ball to Elizabeth Laviolette, who finished far post to halve the score.

WCAC came close to extending its lead when Schlossberg got loose on the right side, but Jessie’s goalie, Ethan Matta, came off his line to smother the ball and deny West Coast.

With five minutes left in the game, Fritz took a goal kick and launched it forward to teammate Tuna McCracken. McCracken won a 50-50 battle with a WCAC player and deposited the ball into the net to tie the score and send the crowd of spirited fans into a frenzy.

WCAC came right back and forced a corner kick, but Emilie Bell, who was strong on defense throughout the game, cleared the ball away to keep the game tied at 2-2.

Thirty seconds later, Jessie’s McCracken found some space up the left side where he passed the ball inside to Fritz. Fritz beat one defender before notching the go-ahead goal with a little more than three minutes left to play.

Jessie’s held on for the final minutes to win the game, but due to the double-elimination format, both teams were headed into another game to determine the champion.

But instead, a quick pow-wow resulted in and agreement by both coaches to share the title and forgo another game.

Jessie’s Island Store had advanced to the finals in dramatic fashion, battling to a 2-2 finish in the loser’s bracket finals with LaPensee Plumbing before emerging on top 2-1 in a penalty-kick shoot out.

Elizabeth Laviolette and Tuna McCracken each had a regulation goal and a penalty kick goal in the victory. LaPensee was led by Jared Elbert, who scored two goals in regulation while Ana Gonzalez scored a shoot-out goal in the loss.

LaPensee reached the loser’s bracket finals by defeating Island Pest Control 5-1. Taro De Hann notched three goals in that match, while teammate Jack Barnes scored two.

West Coast Air Conditioning got to the finals on a 2-0 win over Jessie’s Island Store in the winner’s bracket finals. Jaclyn Schlossberg and Sean Brian Jr. notched goals for WCAC in the victory.

WCAC opened the tourney with a 4-0 victory over LaPensee Nov. 12. Jaclyn Schlossberg scored a pair of goals in that match, while Sean Brian Jr. and Angelina Sculco each scored one.

Jessie’s Island Store opened tournament play Nov. 12 with a 3-0 win over Beach Bistro. Emilie Bell, Daniel Fritz and Ethan Mata each scored a goal in that victory.

The Division I championship game on Nov. 14 saw Ross Built ride a balanced scoring attack that had four different players score in the 4-2 victory over Autoway Ford. Gavin Sentman, Jake Ross, Andrew Ross and Emma Peery each scored goals for Ross in the victory. Other members of  Division I champion Ross Built include Sydney Cornell, Kieran Grumley, Quinn Peery, Lauren Sapienza and Jack Walter.

Michael Latimer scored both goals for Autoway Ford in the loss.

Ross Built opened the playoffs with a 5-0 win over Mr. Bones BBQ Nov. 13. Gavin Sentman notched a pair of goals while Emma Peery, Andrew Ross and Jake Ross each scored one.

Autoway Ford defeated Wash Family Construction 5-0. Michael Latimer scored the goals for Autoway.

Mike Norman Realty dominated No. 1 seed Harcon Corps. 9-3 in the Premier Division championship game Nov. 14 to win the division title. Chandler Hardy scored eight goals to lead MNR and Hunter Parrish added a goal for the champs. Other members of the team include Harrison Franke, Dina Gomez, Helio Gomez, Samantha Latimer, Jerry Meyer, Zoe Piccirillo and Logan Reiber.

Harcon was led by Michael Duffman’s two goals and one goal from Trevor Bystrom.

Mike Norman Realty then opened the Premier Division playoffs Nov. 12 with an 8-3 victory over Wash Family Construction. Chandler Hardy scored six goals to lead the MNR attack that also received single goals from Morgan Greig and Harrison Franke. Austin Wash scored twice while Olivia Roemer notched one goal to lead Wash in the loss.

The Sandbar Restaurant team ran the table in Division II, defeating Panoramic by a 3-1 score Nov. 14 to complete an undefeated season. Jason Partridge led the way with a hat trick as Sandbar took home the Division II title. Other members of the team include Nicklas Bowling, Christian Daniels, Olivia Glavan, Katie Krokrokskia, Hannah McCracken, Joe Joe Rogers, Jean-Paul Russo, Leo Tilleli and Rory Welch.

Division II champion Sandbar got a test in its opening tourney game Nov. 13 against Sparks Steel Art. Sparks received an early goal from Emma Monuese, but late goals from Christian Daniels and Jason Partridge lifted Sandbar into the next round.

The second Division II match of the night saw Panoramic roll past West Coast Surf Shop 4-1 behind a hat trick from Dylan Joseph and one goal from Joey Altuchoff. West Coast received one goal from Aiden Grumley in the loss.


Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf game on Nov. 10. Marlyn Thorton and Joy Phelan tied for first place in Flight AA with matching 1-under-par 31s. Flight A saw Mary Selby on top after she carded a 2-under-par 30 that was one shot better than Joyce Brown, Tootie Wagner and Meredith Slavin, all tied for second.

Flight B produced a tie for first as Joyce Reith and Sue Christenson both carded 1-under-par 31s, four shots ahead of second-place finisher Phyllis Lamp.

Terry Westby took home first place in Flight C with a 1-over-par 33, which was three shots better than second-place finisher Pat Rice. Flight D winner was Erma McMullen, who carded a 2-under-par 30 to finish nine shots ahead of Jane Winegarden and Sally York, who tied for second place.

The side game of the day was team low net, which was won by Cindi Mansour, Cindy Miller, Mary Selby and Paulette Proxy with a combined score of 127. Judy Crowe, Bobbie Lindstrom, Joyce Reith and Judy Squire each had birdies on the day.