After six weeks of action, Sato Real Estate has yet to swallow the bitter pill of defeat in the Center of Anna Maria Island adult soccer league.
The team stands alone in first place with a 5-0-1 record, 4 points ahead of second-place Jiffy Lube and Lancaster Design, both sporting 3-1-2 records. Moss Builders is on their heels with a 3-2-1 record, while Eason Builders fell to 3-3 and fifth place in the standings after dropping two matches in a row. AMI Locals are alone in sixth place with a 2-2-2 record, while Ross Built at 1-5 and Slim’s Place at 0-5-1 complete the standings.
Action Nov. 29 started with Jiffy Lube rolling to a 7-2 victory over Slim’s Place behind three goals and an assist from Eliza Faillace and two goals from Nathan Kragt. Mike Brusso and Daniel Anderson completed the scoring with a goal each, while Ricky Anderson added an assist and Michael Lewis finished with 11 saves in the victory.
Aaron Parkin and Diego Felipe scored a goal each to lead Slim’s Place, which also received a combined 13 saves from Nate Talucci and Parkin in goal.
Sato maintained its first-place hold thanks to a 6-4 victory over Eason Builders and two goals each from Matthew Skaggs and Eric Pullen. Andrew Schmidt and Nate Welch chipped in a goal each and Scott Bear helped preserve the victory with nine saves.
Scott Eason had a goal and an assist to lead Eason Builders, which also received goals from Amy Ivin, Damir Glavan and Ray Gardner. Cliff Powell finished with 12 saves in the loss.
Lancaster Design held on for a 5-4 victory over Moss Builders in the third match of the evening. Zackary Lieb scored two goals to lead Lancaster Design in the victory, which also saw goals from Kris Yavalar, Cemal Duzgan and Sumiko Chapman.
Eva Howland scored two goals to lead Moss Builders, which also received a goal and an assist from Robert Armstrong and Eduardo Vera to complete the scoring. Jordan Demers kept them in the game with 13 saves.
AMI Locals outlasted Ross Built 5-4 behind two goals and an assist from Tyler Robinson and two goals from Jessica Williams in the victory. Olaf Krause chipped in with a goal, while Ben Sato finished with 11 saves.
Vince Circharo scored two goals and Greg Ross and Riley Moore each scored once for Ross Built. Chris Circharo added two assists and Robb Marshall finished with 10 saves in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Another week of beautiful weather brought out the golfers to the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The men got the action started Nov. 26 with a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. John Purcell carded a plus-7 — six points above his normal average — to grab clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Brian Comer was a point back in second place.
The women took the course Nov. 27 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.
Brenda Solleveld’s 1-over-par 33, including a chipin on the fourth hole, was good enough for first place in Flight A. Helen Pollock came in second with a 6-over-par 38.
One-over-par 33 also was the winning score for Flight B winner Sharon Tarras, who earned a three-shot margin of victory over second-place finisher Carol Duncan.
Flight C saw Jana Samuels and Sue Wheeler finish in a tie for first place on matching 1-over-par 33s. Jan Turner was alone in second with a 3-over-par 35.
Terry Westby and Marty Clark both fired 2-under-par 30s for the low-net round of the day and first place in Flight D. Eileen Witzgall, who chipped in on the third hole finished in second with a 4-over-par 36.
The men were back on the course Nov. 29 for a nine-hole scramble. Tim Donner, Tom McDonnell, Joe Muscatello and Chuck Patrick combined on a 4-under-par 28 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. One stroke back in second was the team of Gary Alvord, Warren Boin, Bob O’Brien and Terry Tarras.
There was an outright winner during Nov. 28 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Neil Hennessey posted the lone 3-0 pool-play record to win the day.
Three teams emerged from pool play and advanced to the knockout stage during Dec. 1 action. The team of Bob Rowley and Steve Hooper drew the bye into the finals and watched as Rod Bussey and Sam Samuels roll to a 21-3 victory over Bob Palmer and Brooks Nelson. Bussey and Samuels stayed hot in the finals, cruising to a 22-1 victory over Rowley-Hooper to win the day’s proceedings.
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.