Sato Real Estate controls the field

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Damir Glavan, league veteran and power house, moves to elude the defender for Sato Real Estate. - Monica Simpson | Sun

Six games into the adult soccer season at The Center, Lancaster Design and Sato Real Estate meet on the pitch. On paper, the two teams are evenly matched, and after game seven, the teams are neck and neck with Lancaster just one game up on Sato.

The game of the week started with quick goals by Eliza Faillace for Sato Real Estate and Lancaster Design’s Greg DeMeuse.

With a tied score, Nate Talucci scored the go-ahead goal for Sato Real Estate. The defensive battle ensued and goalies Trey Horne and Jordan Demers protected the net.

Sato Real Estate’s keeper Demers finished the game with six solid saves. Horne held his own at his end of the field with five recorded saves.

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Lancaster Design team captain Danny Anderson gains control of the soccer ball during Thursday night’s game against Sato Real Estate. – Monica Simpson | Sun

Five minutes ticked off the scoreboard before Faillace made her second goal, giving Sato Real Estate a two-point lead before the end of the first half of the game.

Still in the hunt, team captain Danny Anderson quickly put a point on the board for Lancaster Design, moving the score to 3-2.

Despite all efforts defensively, Lancaster Design could not stop the movement of the soccer ball by Sato Real Estate. Captain Josh Sato found himself in front of the goal with teammate Damir Glavan to his left. Sato smartly passed to Glavan, who put the right touch on the ball to hit the next for his first goal of the game.

Anderson found himself with a free kick opportunity after being pushed by Demers in front of the Sato Real Estate goal. The shot on goal was saved by Demers, giving his team another offensive push.

Lancaster Design moved the ball well on the field but just could not score. Anderson came close with a shot that sailed just above the crossbar.

Eight minutes into the half of play, Glavan took a corner kick for Sato Real Estate that made it into the net for his second goal, which was the final goal scored in the game.

With a three-point lead, Sato Real Estate held Lancaster off, giving it the victory going into the final regular season game.

Week eight has Sato Real Estate playing last-place Acqua Aveda at 6 p.m. Seventh-ranked Moss Builders goes against undefeated Legler Flynn Law in the second game of the week.

Lancaster Design, currently in second place, faces Ross Built Construction in the 7 p.m. game. Rounding out the night Mar/Kis Insurance, with a single win, goes head-to-head against Slim’s place to finish the regular season of co-ed adult soccer.