The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 8 - November 24, 2010


Dramatic finishes end soccer season

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Here are the 10-11-year-old division II special award winners.
Pictured left to right, Kenny Randall, Sportsmanship award;
Jean-Paul Russo, Officer Pete Lannon Goalie of the year
award; Cameron Pasco, Dennis Granstad Male MVP
award; Brooke Capparelli, Female MVP award.

Nearly 300 participants said farewell to another great soccer season at the Community Center. After three months of practices and games, it all culminated into tournament championship games Saturday. The teams showed the parity of the league when twoout of the four championship games were decided by exciting shootouts. Each division battled it out in dramatic fashion to see who would be this year’s tournament winners!

Beach Bistro wins in shootout

In the 14-17-year-old Premier League tournament, the final game of the year came down to a shootout between the Beach Bistro and West Coast Surf Shop. For many of these players it was their last childhood soccer game at the Center, and what a game it was. West Coast Surf led the game almost the entire way with three goals by Helio Gomez and one goal by Sister Dina Gomez. Bistro goals by Phillip Biddulph and season female MVP Samantha Latimer kept the game close. Until a late surge, with less than four minutes to go, season MVP Julius Gomes tied the game with his second goal 4 to 4. No tie games in the championship game so it went to a shootout. Each team alternated three penalty kick shots. Dina Gomez shot first for West Coast and missed, then Julius Gomes made his for Bistro, West Coast’s Helio Gomez shot second and missed. Phillip Biddulph shot next for Bistro and misse, JT Goode shot last for West Coast and missed, which gave the Beach Bistro the title of tournament champions.

Mike Norman Realty a victor

In the 12-13 year old Division I tournament, Mike Norman Realty got their revenge over Autoway Ford. These two teams have been battling back and forth all year. Autoway won the regular season championship but Mike Norman Realty captured the tournament championship winning 5 to 1. Male MVP winner Michael Duffman scored two goals as did teammate Morgan Greig. Lauren Sapienza added one more in the win. Female MVP Sydney Cornell scored the only goal for Autoway.

Southern Greens a champion

In the 10-11-year-old Division II tournament, the final game of the year came down to a shootout between Southern Greens and Sparks Steel Art. Michael Latimer for Southern Greens and male MVP Dylan Joseph for Sparks each scored early goals in the first half. Just before halftime, Tyler Yavalar scored for Sparks and made it 2-1 at the half. Dylan Joseph scored again and made it 3-1 on a direct kick from around midfield. Just seconds later, Michael Latimer scored again to make it 3-2. Goalie of the year, Cameron Pasco, made save after save for Sparks but with the game on the line Latimer finally slipped one by him for his third goal of the game and tied it up 3-3. No tie games in the championship game so it went to a shootout. Each team alternated three penalty kick shots in the first round. Tyler Yavalar shot first for Sparks and made it, then Michael Latimer made his for S. Greens. Spark’s Dylan Joseph shot second and made it, Reese Halvey shot next for S. Greens and made it. Sullivan Ferreira shot last for Sparks and missed; Sportsmanship of the year winner Jean-Paul Russo shot last for S. Greens and missed and left it a tie after round one. In round two, Brooke Capparelli shot first for Sparks and missed; Ethan Bertrand shot next for Southern Greens and made it, which gave his team the title of tournament champions.

Fran Maxon Real Estate tops

In the 8-9-year-old Division III tournament, Fran Maxon Real Estate caps off its perfect undefeated season with a tournament championship win 6-0. Goalie of the year Jim Class recorded the only championship game shutout. Male MVP Taro DeHann scored first, and soon after, Josh Class scored. Joey Theil scored right before the water break and made 3-0 at the half. Josh Class scored two more goals and Ava Zink added one goal in the second half to make it a 6-0 championship win. Great defense led by Allie Connelly, Remy Lonzo, Sean Quattromani and Emily and Reese Bell helped secure the victory.

2010 Soccer award winners

Division III (8-9-year-olds)

Dennis Granstad Male MVP: Taro DeHaan
Female MVP: Hannah McCracken
Officer Pete Lannon Goalie Of The Year: Jim Class
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship: Charlotte Pardue

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Dennis Granstad Male MVP: Dylan Joseph
Female MVP: Brooke Capparelli
Officer Pete Lannon Goalie Of The Year: Cameron Pasco
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship: Jean-Paul Russo

Division I (12-13-year-olds)

Dennis Granstad Male MVP: Michael Duffman
Female MVP: Sydney Cornell
Officer Pete Lannon Goalie Of The Year: Blaine Jenefsky
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship: Kieran Grumley

Premier (14-17-year-olds)

Dennis Granstad Male MVP: Julius Gomes
Female MVP: Samantha Latimer
Officer Pete Lannon Goalie Of The Year: Max Miller
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship: Elijah Clay-Chapman

Adult Co-Ed (21-Up)

Beach to Bay Construction won an important game over Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital 3-1 and moved into the fourth place playoff spot. In a must win game for both teams, Enrico Beissert scored two goals and Trevor Flathman added one goal to secure the win. Bingham Robinson scored the only goal, and S.V.E.H moves down to the fifth place position in the standings. The Fish Hole continued its winning ways by defeating Back Alley 4-1. Brent Moss scored three goals, and Ed Moss added one goal in the win. Jesse Brisson scored the lone goal for the Back Alley team. Ross Built Construction shut out The Island Sun 3-0. Teddy Louloudes scored two goals, and Darrin Wash added one goal in the win.Great defense led by Rich Bell and Sadge Moore helped goalie David Zaccagnino record his first shutout.

Community Center Cup playoffs begin Thursday Dec. 2. First place Fish Hole will play fourth place Beach to Bay Construction. Second place Back Alley will play third place Island Sun. Fifth place Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital will play sixth place Ross Built Construction for the Empty Cup.

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