Jordan Sebastiano, of ReMax,
lines up a breakaway shot.
By Elyn Hart
The first ever Veterans Day Soccer Tournament was
a huge success this weekend for AMICC players and families
who indulged in burgers, sodas and, most of all, soccer.
Tebbetts field hosted 25-minute games Saturday in a knock-out
competition. The favorites to win were the division leaders
and they didnt disappoint.
ReMax scooped a 2-1 victory out of a hard-fought Danziger
Destroyers squad. Goals came from Jordan Sebastiano while
DDs Tommy Price and Ally Titsworth fought back with
Titsworth getting just a one goal reply.
The Island Sun carved a 4-1 win over Island Real Estate,
but had to contend with intense first half play from Chris
Pate, Trevor Albers and Julian Botero, which held The Sun
to one goal in the first half. IREs Daniel Pimentel
found a hole to put one goal against the Sun team. Suns
defensive backbone was led by Adam Hart with Arianna Collins,
Henry Bernet, Olivia Roemer and Claudia Hines keeping the
ball in The Suns half. Connor Field deftly placed
the first-half goal, followed by two skillful mid-field
rockets in the second half from Joel Hart and a final fourth
pounce from Josh Schmidt.
Division IIIs final captured the tournament moment
as a 0-0 tie between leaders Autoway Ford and Ooh La La
resulted in a double penalty shoot-out. Nail-biting Ooh
La La players watched goalie Josh Zawistoski defend with
the only goal scored against him by Division MVP Robbie
Officer in a cleverly placed mid-left corner. OLLs
McKalay Kane and Josey Presswood replied with a goal each
that snuck past keeper Anthony Cucci. Now it was his turn
to equalize or concede a victory, Cucci fired but missed
and Ooh La La had a sweet tournament victory and gave Autoway
Ford its only loss in the season.
Instructional League coaches selected players to represent
their teams for The Six & Seven Year Old game ending
in a 2-0 victory to the Blue team. Getting a goal apiece
was Tyler Yavalar and Jack Heckler. Blue team was coached
by Rich Bell and represented by Merlin Ellis, Tyler Yavalar,
Kayla Thiel, George Lardas, Brianna Connelly, Angelique
Abode, Hunter Hathaway and Jack Heckler.
Red Team was coached by Larry Pearson and represented by:
Riley Singer, James Cucci, Atti Dettoli, Joey Altochoff
, Bruce Oliver, Tyler Pearson, Nick Bowling, Jack Coleman
and Gavin Sentman.
The Seven Up Game was a 1-0 win to the Red Team with a lone
goal by Tyler Yavalar. Blue team played hard with no substitutes.
Red Team players were: Alex Siegal, Jake Ross, Andrew Ross,
Alexandra Howe, Seth Walter, Jack Heckler, Anthony Cucci,
Luke Valadie, Hunter Hathaway and Tyler Yavalar.
Blue Team was represented by Bruce Oliver, Kayla Thiel,
George Lardas, Brianna Connelly, Angelique Ayode, Rob Tallucci.
If you wore red on Sunday in the All Star games for Divisions
I, II, III you were a winner with all titles won by the
mighty Red Teams. Division Is hat trick came from
Martine Miller along with one from Carlos Rios. Tommy Price
replied from the Blues with two goals. Division II had stylish
goals from Max Moneuse and Connor Field. Their goalie Lee
Bergeron excelled in saving many attempts by the Blues,
but the only one to get in was from well executed team passing
and placement by Daniel Pimentel. Division III ended in
1-0 win from a corner goal put in by Neil Carper. Blues
drove the ball in many attempts by Josh Zawistoski, Alderfer
and Purnell but conceded the loss.
The annual Coaches Game showed great ball techniques and
speed with a 3-1 win to the Blue Team.