The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 10 No. 6 - November 4, 2009


Teams battle for first place in last week of season

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Dylan Joseph, of Panoramic, drives on players
from the Sandbar in a game Oct. 28 which ended in 2-2.

With one week left in the regular season, things are shaping up for an exciting finish and playoff run in all three age groups of Community Center soccer. In Division 1 action, Wash Family Construction beat first place Ross Built to close the gap in the standings. The commanding lead that Ross Built accumulated over the majority of the season is now down to a one game advantage over Autoway Ford, due to two losses in the past two weeks. This battle for first place will come down to two games left this week, including a head-to-head matchup to cap off the regular season. There will be an awards banquet for all age groups, Instructional Division through Premier Division, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Center. The playoffs will begin next Thursday, Nov. 12 with Championship and All-Star Games played on Saturday. For scores, standings and schedules you can visit

Tuesday, Oct. 27
Division 1 (10-11)
Wash Family Construction 3
Autoway Ford 2

Wash Family Construction earned a big win by beating second place Autoway Ford in a close game. Jacob Talucci led the team with a pair of huge goals and received help with a score by Tyler Yavalar. Michael Latimer kicked in both goals for Autoway Ford in the tough loss.

Division 1 (10-11)
Ross Built 4
Mr. Bones BBQ 1

Ross Built had single goals by Jake Ross, Andrew Ross, Sydney Cornell and Lauren Sapienza as they cruised to a 4-1 victory. Neil Carper kicked in the lone goal for Mr. Bones BBQ, as it fell to 1-7-1 on the year. Ross Built increased its first place lead with this win and an Autoway Ford loss earlier in the night.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Division 2 (8-9)
Sand Bar 2
Panoramic 2

The matchup between first place Sandbar and second place Panoramic ultimately ended in a tie. Sandbar’s pair of goals by Christian Daniels kept it in the game and its unbeaten record intact. The outcome of this game allowed Sand Bar to clinch first place in Division 2, regardless of what happens in its last game this week. Panoramic had goals by Dylan Joseph and Tyler Pearson, as they will finish the regular season in second place.

Division 2 (8-9)
West Coast Surf Shop 4
Sparks Steel Art 1

An impressive three goal performance by Ethan Bertrand and additional score by Abby Achor allowed West Coast Surf Shop to earn a 4-1 win. Sparks Steel Art was led by a goal from Alley Parnell to round out its scoring. The win pushed West Coast Surf Shop into third place ahead of Sparks Steel Art, which had identical records going into the game.

Thursday, Oct. 29
Division 1 (10-11)
Wash Family Construction 2
Ross Built 1

Wash Family Construction earned its biggest win of the year and second upset of the week by defeating Ross Built. The overall improved team play and pair of goals by Tyler Yavalar made the difference in the 2-1 game. Jake Ross kicked in the lone score for Ross Built, which still narrowly sits in first place with two games left this season.

Premier Division (12-15)
Harcon Corporation 4
Mike Norman Realty 0

Max Miller, Christian Diaz, Trevor Bystrom and Julian Botero all knocked in a goal for Harcon Corporation in the shutout victory. The team improved to 8-1-1 on the season and has clinched first place going into the playoffs next week.

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