Week one of the adult co-ed soccer league playoffs concluded with the top-ranked teams finishing their games as the victors. In the final game of the night Thursday, Team Legler Flynn Law continued its undefeated streak with a 6-1 win over last seed Team Acqua Aveda.
Without its team captain and number one seed Eric Pullen and a skeleton crew on the pitch, Aqua Aveda finished the game with a single goal.
Legler Flynn Law spread the scoring among five teammates, and the goal-saving credits were shared among three keepers.
Diego Felipe scored a goal and was recorded to have three saves in the game. Amy Ivin and Steve Oelfke each had a goal of their own, while Steve Veliquette and Yorvi Moreira put a total of four in the net.
Goalkeepers Mark Rudacille and team captain Sean Flynn saved a total of seven strikes to help capture the win, moving Legler Flynn Law to the semifinal round of play.
Scoring by team captain Danny Anderson, Greg DeMeuse, and Robert Armstrong gave Lancaster Design the win over MAR/Kis Insurance. Mike “Il Toro” Brusso scored the single goal for MAR/Kis Insurance as his tenacity against goalie Trey Horne paid off in the first half of the game.
The first game of the night found Team Ross Built Construction a man down on the field with no substitute players against a full Slim’s Place squad. Playing without Ben Sato, James Lynch and Omar Polar, Ross Built Construction fought hard but was outnumbered and gassed by the end of the game.
Ryan Hogan scored the only goal for Ross Built Construction straight out of the gate at the start of the second half, giving the team some hope, but the on-field speed and talent of Slim’s Place could not be matched.
Team captain PJ Smargisso and Maxim Panchenko each scored a goal for Slim’s Place. Using his natural athletic ability, Slim’s Place’s Ray Gardner put two goals up for his team.
With no Satos on the field last week, Sato Real Estate took the field without team captain Josh Sato. In a hard-fought game, Moss Builders came up short, losing by the one and only goal scored by Sato Real Estate’s Jose Caseras.
Shots by Stephen Adair, Jessica Williams, Chris Scott and team captain Ryan Moss, along with eight noted saves by keeper Josh Bernet kept Moss Builders in the game the full 46 minutes of play.
Strong defensive play by Sato Real Estate, including outstanding goalkeeping by Jordan Demers, who had a recorded five saves, put the team into the semifinal round of competition.
Thursday night’s action starts with Sato Real Estate facing off against Lancaster Design at 7 p.m. Immediately following, Legler Flynn Law continues to fight for the title against Slim’s Place.