Soccer teams’ dreams of perfect season end with a tie

After three weeks of action in the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, no team has a chance at a perfect season unless you count Ross Built, winless and holding last place at 0-3.

Lancaster Design and Sato Real Estate were both 2-0 heading into their Nov. 1 matchup, which ended in a 4-4 tie and matching 2-0-1 records. Right on their heels is 2-1 Eason Builders, while Jiffy Lube is in fourth with a 1-0-2 record. Moss Builders holds down fifth place with a 1-1-1 record, while the AMI Locals hold sixth place at 0-1-2, just ahead of Slim’s Place at 0-2-1.

Moss Builders opened the action on the center pitch Nov. 1 with a 5-3 victory over Ross Built thanks to a hat trick from Adam Bujarski and a goal each from Ryan Moss and Eduardo Vera. Jordan Demers helped preserve the victory with nine saves in goal.

Vince Circharo paced Ross Built with two goals in the loss, while Stephen Adair scored one. Robb Marshall helped keep Ross Built in the game with 11 saves.

Eason Builders outlasted Slim’s Place by a 5-4 margin behind four goals from Damir Glavan and a goal from Greg DeMeuse. Ray Gardner, Sean Flynn and Yuri Pereira combined to make 11 saves in goal.

Yorvi Moreira scored two goals and Diego Felipe and Murat Akay each scored goals to lead Slim’s Place, which also received seven saves from PJ Smargisso in the loss.

Jiffy Lube and AMI Locals battled to a 3-3 tie in the third match of the evening. Eliza Failace paced Jiffy Lube with two goals, while Ricky Anderson added a goal and an assist. Michael Lewis made seven saves to help preserve the tie.

Jessica Williams had a goal and an assist to lead AMI Locals, which also received a goal each from Tyler Robinson and Adam Mott in the tie.

Sato and Lancaster battled to a 4-4 tie in the final match of the evening, but did so in different fashion. Sato rode a balanced scoring attack on goals from Josh Sato, Nate Welch, Andrew Schmidt and Matthew Skags, while Mark Rudacille made 10 saves between the pipes.

Lancaster’s four goals came from Zackary Lieb and there were eight saves from John Haggerty.

 

Youth soccer season winds down

With only a week left of the youth soccer season at the center, there’s no chance of catching Planet Stone in the 8-10 division or Bins Be Clean in the 11-13 division for top seeds in the playoffs.

Planet Stone sits at 8-2-2, comfortably ahead of 6-6-1 Ugly Grouper and well in front of 2-8-3 Progressive Cabinetry. Bins Be Clean holds an even greater lead and a 9-0-1 record in the 11-13 division. Slim’s Place holds down second place with a 2-7-1 record, while Wash Family Construction is in last place with a 2-6-2 record.

The playoffs will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, so the teams have one game to manage an upset victory before the championship match.

Ugly Grouper opened the 8-10 division action Oct. 30 with a 2-0 victory over Progressive Cabinetry, but then lost 4-1 to Planet Stone in the second match. Planet Stone won its second match with a 3-1 decision over Progressive Cabinetry.

Bins Be Clean opened 11-13 division action with a 2-0 victory over Slim’s Place and followed with a 4-1 victory over Wash Family Construction. The final match of the evening saw Slim’s Place and Wash Family Construction battle to a 2-2 tie.

 

Key Royale golf news

The beautiful fall weather brought a bevy of golfers to the Key Royale Club.

The men got things started with a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match Oct. 29. Herb Clauhs earned clubhouse bragging rights after posting a plus-5, while Dave Richardson and Peter Murley finished in a tie for second on matching plus-4s.

The team of Gerry Dahl, Jon Holcomb, Dale Johnson and Bob Soos combined on a plus-4 to win the team competition.

The women took the course Oct. 30 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in four flights.

Brenda Solleveld fired a 4-under-par 28 to lap the field in Flight A.

Carol Paterson’s 5-under-par 27 gave her low round of the day and first place in Flight B, while Connie Livanos carded a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight B by one stroke over second-place finisher Barb Harrold.

Terry Westby rode a chipin on the first hole to a 3-under-par 29 and first place in Flight D.

The men were back on the course Nov. 1 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Brian Comer, Joe Muscatello, Jere Rice and Tom Solosky combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn win over a 3-under-par 29 from Bill Brodie, Marty Hicks, John Purcell and Dave Richardson.

 

Horseshoe news

Three teams advanced to the knockout round and battled for the day’s championship during Halloween horseshoe action Oct. 31 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Steve Doyle and Gary Howcroft drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Bob Lee and Tom Skoloda shutout Bob Rowley and Neil Hennessey by a 23-0 score. Lee-Skoloda stayed hot, taking out Doyle-Howcroft on a 22-6 score.

Lee was back in the winner’s circle following the Nov. 3 games, this time teamed with Howcroft to post the lone 3-0 pool play record.

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.

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