ANNA MARIA – Coming into week three of youth recreational soccer play, the Gulf Drive Café team was on top with two wins. Their week three opponents, HSH Designs, earned a win and fought hard for a tie in the past weeks.
Keeping both teams’ goalkeepers busy, the offenses made shots past defenders for two halves of play.
The leadership of Cyrus Ryan in goal helped the Gulf Drive Café squad to their third victory. Listening to the chatter of Ryan, Gulf Drive players shifted and changed field position to keep the HSH team moving and guessing.
Ryan finished the game with six saves. His counterpart, Chase Castagna, fought hard in the net for his team, also closing out the match with six critical stops.
On offense for HSH, Cecelia Kroth made a beautiful goal, scoring her team’s only goal.
Gulf Drive Café selflessly passed the ball, getting the soccer ball to the feet of Theo Aupelle, Luke Dellenger, Josiah MacDonald and Jayden Sparks for goals. Kegan McGalde is credited with an assist in the game.
The scoring power of the 11- to 13-year-old league leader, Gulf Drive Café, was just too much for their week three opponent.
Going into the coming week, the teen league’s Shady Lady Horticultural Services looks for their first win. Last week, the squad came close with a 3-2 loss against the Moss Builders team.
Moss Builders finished the week with a 1-1-1 record.
As the season approaches the playoffs, the oldest youth recreation league championship game is still in reach for all four teams at The Center.
8- TO 10-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE
Westfall’s Lawn Care & Pest Control (1-2-0) 3
Island Real Estate (1-2-0) 1
Cheesecake Cutie (3-0-0) 3
Sato Real Estate (2-1-0) 1
Solid Rock Construction (2-1-0) 5
AMI Coconuts (0-3-0) 1
11- TO 13-YEAR-OLD LEAGUE
Gulf Drive Café (3-0-0) 4
HSH Designs (1-1-1) 1
Moss Builders (1-1-1) 3
Shady Lady Horticultural Services (0-3-0) 2
Adult Co-Ed Soccer
Gulfview Windows & Doors (1-3-1) 6
Vintage Beach (1-3-1) 5
Pool America (2-3-0) 7
Solid Rock Construction (3-2-0) 3
Duncan Real Estate (3-1-1) 6
Sato Real Estate (2-2-1) 2
Sandbar Seafood & Spirits (4-1-0) 4
Moss Builders (2-3-0) 1