With one week left in the regular season of the adult soccer league at the Center of Anna Maria Island, the standings are tight.
Four teams of nine are bunched at the top.
Right now, goal differential is the only way to rank Beach Bums, Ross Built, Solid Rock Construction and Sato Real Estate, which all have 4-3 records. Beach Bums is on top with a plus-7 goal differential, while Ross and Solid Rock follow with plus-3 margins. Sato holds down fourth place with a negative-3 margin. The fifth-place team, Vintage Beach is 3-3-2, but holds the highest goal differential at plus-11. Moss Builders at 3-3-1 holds down sixth place, while Signature Granite, Blalock Walters and Gulfview Windows and Doors complete the standings.
Action Aug. 20 at the center saw Signature Granite cruise to a 10-2 victory over Sato Real Estate behind four goals and an assist from Zack Leib and two goals each from Katie Christianson and Damir Glavan. Goalie Scott Bear came through with six saves to help preserve the victory for Signature Granite.
Murap Akay had a goal and an assist and Steve Oelfke had a goal and eight saves between the pipes in the loss.
The second match of the night saw Vintage Beach double-up on Solid Rock 10-5 behind four goals from Clancy Vaughn and two goals and two assists from Joey Hutchinson. Two goals each from Nick Bouchard and Cole Peterson along with four saves and an assist from Ben Sato contributed to the victory.
The third match of the evening saw Beach Bums shut out Blalock Walters 4-0 behind two goals from Kevin Roman and a goal and an assist from Connor Haughey. Yuri Pereira completed the scoring with one goal and Jason Sato came through with eight saves to help preserve the victory.
The last match of the night saw Moss Builders hold on for a 6-4 victory behind two goals each from Aaron Parkin and Brent Moss. Daniel Anderson added a goal and two assists while Ryan Moss notched one goal and Zack Long finished with eight saves in the victory.
Garrett Furman scored two goals to lead Ross Built, which also received a goal and an assist from Tyler Pullen and Jake Ross. Chris Circharo helped preserved the victory with seven saves on the day.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round to determine a champion during Aug. 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Tim Sofran walked his way to the winner’s circle with a 24-10 victory over Jerry Disbrow and Neil Hennessey.
The Aug. 22 games saw two teams advance to the playoffs after posting 2-1 records in pool play. Sofran again found himself in the winner’s circle, this time teaming up with Gary Howcroft for a 21-17 victory over Bob Heiger and Hennessey.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria pits. Warm-ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale news
Golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach teed off Aug. 17 with the men playing a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match. Fred Miller and Bill MacMillan both posted a plus-3 to finish in a tie for first place.
The plus-3 means they were three points higher than their average points per round.
The women’s Tuesday morning match was canceled due to rain.
The men played their weekly scramble Aug. 19.
The team of Diane Miller, Deb Richardson, Dave Richardson and Bill Shuman took first place.