The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 9 No. 3 - October 8, 2008

sports

Mr. Bones remains unbeaten

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story
SUN PHOTO/CHRIS GRUMLEY Players for Harcon and West Coast Air
battle for the ball during a recent soccer match at the Island
Community Center.

Bill Shankly, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1959 until 1974, was once questioned on the importance of soccer, (football), and he said, "Some people believe football,(soccer), is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you, it's much, much more important than that!" Round two got underway at the Community Center this past week with the teams that have been working hard at practice putting the new found skills to good use on the field. Here is a rundown of the scores.

Sept 29
Division I
Ross Built 4 Autoway 0

With a strike force that features Natasha Nieckoski, Henrik Brusso, Zach Stewart and Josh Zawistoski Autoway was left ruing missed chances as Ross Built powered its way to victory. Jake Ross scored twice, Andrew Ross had one and Max Driscoll, charging up the field from defense, also bagged himself a goal.

This takes Ross Built to the coveted number one spot in the division for now.

Premier Division
West Coast Air 4 Lapensee 0

Before the kickoff you wouldn't have wanted to bet against either team. A win and a tie for Lapensee in its openers, two wins for West Coast Air and it was all set for an excellent match-up. The difference was in the movement of the teams. The field allows players to find space, make runs and receive a decent pass. In doing so it opens the game up, is difficult to defend against and, on this occasion it allowed Trevor Bystrom, Chandler Hardy and Daniel Pimental to find the net for West Coast Air.

Sept 30
Division II
Mr. Bones 5 Sparks Steel Art 3

Anytime a team scores three goals in a game it is normally on its way to a deserved win. That is unless the team you face has a certain Michael Latimer in its attack. Latimer was afforded too much space, was allowed to run in on goal too many times, is fast paced and has an eye for the back of the net, which he found no less than four times. Ben Conners took the tally to five. Jacob Talluci scored twice and Ethan Bertrand once for Sparks and teams have to look for a way to restrict the striking power of Mr. Bones.

Division I
Mike Norman Realty 4 Island Real Estate 2

Island Real Estate doesn’t have a problem when it comes to scoring goals. Neil Carper and Ray Fano are onhand to test the mettle of any defense and they did just that. It's defense that is a problem for coach Lindsey though, it's leaky and if it isn't plugged up it will be the thorn in an otherwise decent side. Coach Mike Greigis developing a pass and move outfit that found the net from different areas. Goals from Samantha Burgess, Alley Hathaway, Hannah Roemer and an absolute pearler from Mikey Elsworth gave Mike Norman a well- deserved win.

Oct 1
Division I
Mike Norman Realty 0 Ross Built 0

Straight off an excellent victory over Island Real Estate, Mike Norman looked to deal out much of the same to a Ross Built side that made short work of Autoway last time out. The game ebbed and flowed, both teams coming close with both defensive units standing their ground. There were limited substitutions due to absentees on a depleted Ross Built side but Mike Norman Realty couldn't take advantage of it. Game tied.

Premier Division
Wash family Const 7 Harcon Corp 2

Chris Pate and Nicole Botero were on target for Harcon who don't have the tallest squad, but seem well organized under the guidance of coach David Pate. There was just no way to stop the onslaught of a Wash Family side that was rampant. Goal keeper Nick Papazian is a wizard between the sticks but both he and his defense were at a loss as Julian Botero rifled home four, Chris Callahan with two and Emma Barlow scored as Wash Family develop under the direction of coach Sharon Hightower.

Oct 2
Premier Division
West Coast Air 4 Harcon Corp 0

Harcon couldn't find the net on this occasion and it was the Harcon defense that had to work hard all through this game, guarding against wave after wave of West Coast attack. Keeper Nick Papazian was busy throughout, saving a penalty kick that was on target, high and to his right. Papazian works well with Hunter Parrish but they couldn't stop the onslaught. West Coast spread the ball around with Zach Evans giving them a strong presence in midfield.

The defense is strong and Daniel Pimental was on target for a hat trick as Trevor Bystrom continued to build his tally forthe season with another goal.

Lapensee Plumbing 1 Wash Family 1

Goals from Julian Botero, for Wash Family and Danny Krokroskia, for Lapensee, cancelled each other out as this encounter turned into a stalemate. Both teams were looking for the victory that would keep them closer to division leaders West Coast Air, but it was to no avail. The absent Jerry Meyer was missed by Lapensee and while this was an interesting game to watch both coaches will be looking to sharpen their offense.

Oct 3
Division II
Mr. Bones 3 Panoramic 2

Panoramic coach Wayne Sewall had his eye on this game mid-week and, while he didn't silence the division’s leading scorer he gave enough to the team to ensure he was at least limited. Michael Latimer scored twice for Mr. Bones as

Ben Conners grabbed another one and this was just enough for Mr. Bones to continue its dominance in Division II.

Panoramic narrowly missed out on a point, with Leo Rose doing his best to tie the game, scoring twice.

Coastal Ortho 1 Sparks Steel Art 1

This was a chance for either team, winless to this point, to edge a little closer to the division leaders and secure a much needed three points. Coaches Arthur Valadie and Nate Talucci understand the importance of not falling too far behind, even at this early stage of the season. The chance to start building some momentum could not be taken by either team, and, although it was an entertaining outing, neither team displayed the firepower necessary to challenge leaders Mr. Bones.

Coastal was on target via Dylan Macintosh and Ethan Bertrand scored for Sparks.

Oct 4
Division I
Ross Built 6 Island Real Estate 3

The early kick off had no bearing on this game which was all systems go for a Ross side that was looking for revenge against the side that beat it last time out. Ray Fano continues to inspire an Island Real squad with his deft moves and his unique eye for the net, which he found twice. Neil Carper showed some quality and bagged another but Ross Built was just too strong in all areas. Logan Rieber is the most complete defender across the division, strong and with a heavy boot he kept Island Real Estate out time after time. When his defense was breached it was Jack Walter, fearless in goal, that kept an interested Island Real Estate at bay. Jake Ross scored four times for Ross Built, Madison Giselle was unlucky to only find the back of the net once and it was an unfortunate own goal that bounced in off an Island Real Estate defender, Kieran Grumley, from a well struck corner kick. With Mike Norman only managing a tie last time out Ross build a lead at the top of Division I.


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