There were no monumental upsets in the quarterfinal or semifinal rounds of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island playoffs as the top four seeds held serve.
No. 4 seed Jiffy Lube rolled to a 9-2 victory over No. 5 seed Eason Builders in the first quarterfinal match Dec. 11, while No. 3 seed Moss Builders held on for a 7-6 victory over AMI Locals — a match decided by a penalty-kick shootout. The third match of the evening saw second seed Lancaster design take care of business with a 6-2 victory over No. 7 seed Slim’s Place, while Sato Real Estate remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over No. 8 seed Ross Built.
The semifinals Dec. 13 were more of the same as No. 2 seed Lancaster Design rolled to a 4-1 victory over Moss Builders behind a pair of goals from Zackary Lieb and 13 saves from goalie Trey Horne. Ryan Hogan added a goal and an assist to the Lancaster offense, which also received a goal from Cemal Duzgan to complete the scoring.
Adam Bujarski notched the lone goal for Moss Builders, which received 11 saves from Jordan Demers in the loss.
The second semifinal match saw Sato hang on for a 5-4 overtime victory over Jiffy Lube. The overtime didn’t last long as a Sato Real Estate throw-in deep in their own end sprung Andrew Schmidt on a breakaway. Schmidt raced in on the Jiffy Lube goal and popped the ball up and over hard-charging goalie Michael Lewis’ head. Schmidt then ran around Lewis to volley the ball into the vacant goal for the game winner.
Schmidt led Sato with two goals while Josh Sato, Francisco Oliviera and Eric Pullen scored a goal each. Goalie Scott Bear came through with 13 saves to help preserve the victory.
Danny Anderson led the Jiffy Lube offensive attack with two goals, while Ricky Anderson and Brayan Felipe both added a goal and an assist. Lewis finished with 12 saves in the loss.
The championship match pitting Sato Real Estate versus Lancaster Design is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, on the center pitch.
Key Royale golf news
A lean week of golf action at the Key Royale Club resulted as the course closed Dec. 11, and there was no record of the women playing Dec. 12.
The men managed to get out on the course Dec. 13 for a nine-hole shamble. A shamble — similar to a scramble — is a match where a foursome of golfers tee off and players then hit their second shot from the best tee shot of the group. The players then play their next shot where they ended up.
The team of Gary Alvord, Brian Comer, Bob O’Brien and Earl Ritchie combined on a 7-under-par 57 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Second place went to the team of Dale Hudson, Chuck Patrick, Dan Richardson and Dave Richardson with a score of 1-under-par 63. The team of Bill Brodie, Chip Dahl, Gerry Dahl and Joe Tynan was alone in third after carding an even-par 64.
Four teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for the day’s supremacy during Dec. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.
The team of Dom Livedoti and Bob Mason defeated Bob Palmer and Neil Hennessey by a 23-15 score in the first semifinal, while Tom Farrington walked to the finals with a 23-12 win over Gene Bobeldyk and Al Brooks. Livedoti and Mason cruised to a 24-10 victory over Farrington to win the day’s championship.
Two teams met in the finals of the knockout stage during Dec. 15 action. The team of Mason and Steve Doyle earned the day’s bragging rights with a 22-15 victory over Palmer and Jay Disbrow.
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.