American Marine rolls in like a hurricane
Scott dell | submitted
Cole Pearson rips the direct kick towards the goal for the
8-10 year old LPAC team during Saturday’s game
at the Community Center.
The Sun Sports game of the week was an 8 to 10 year old Anna Maria Island Community Center divisional matchup between the American Marine team and the LPAC team. This was a rescheduled game due to the heavy September rain and had to be played on Saturday morning, but the energized American Marine kids rolled in like a hurricane and were ready for fast paced action.'
A minute and a half into the contest, American Marine struck first. Tyler Brewer made a nice assist pass into the middle of the field to teammate Andrew Burgess. Andrew trapped it, turned, and kicked it into the goal with his left foot for the score. American Marine led 1-0.
Two minutes later, Tyler Brewer takes the ball at mid-field and dribbles thru a host of LPAC defenders. Brewer found himself one on one with the LPAC goalie who made the initial first save. The rebound found its way back to the foot of Brewer who didn’t fail and one-timed it into the back of the net for the goal. American Marine led 2-0.
The fast start continued for American Marine when six minutes into the game Andrew Burgess intercepts a pass in front of the LPAC net. He wasted little time and ripped it lower right for the goal and just like that American marine took a commanding lead 3-0.
LPAC gathered themselves and 11 minutes into the first half got on the scoreboard. A hustling Byron Law dribbled down the right sideline. He passed it down that sideline to a surging Cole Pearson. Pearson dribbled down the sideline and once he was in range blasted a low hard shot to the left corner of the goal. Score 1-3
One minute later, Cole Pearson intercepted a pass on the left sideline and took it in one-on-one with the American Marine goalie. Pearson finished it lower left for the breakaway goal and put the LPAC team within striking distance 2-3.
With less than a minute left in the first half, a scrum of players formed in front of the LPAC goalie. Andrew Burgess kicked it and it went off a few defenders and somehow found its way into the net for his third goal. Score 4-2 American Marine at the half.
The two coaches made some second half adjustments and for the majority of the second half it was a stalemate. For the LPAC defense, Madelyn Rogers, Bryon Law and goalie Michael Pears played brilliantly. For the American Marine defense, brother and sister Andrew and Katie Burgess and goalie Grayson Chatt were stellar. Neither team was able to break the defense for more than fifteen minutes.
Finally with less than five minutes remaining, Tyler Brewer made a nice cut to the left with the ball and shot. The goalie made the initial save again but the defense was unable to clear the ball. Brewer gathered up the rebound and scored putting American Marine up 5-2.
With just over three minutes left, Brewer picked off a throw-in pass and ripped it lower left for the goal putting American Marine in front 6-2.
Not giving up and with only one minute left to play, Cole Pearson had a little energy left. Pearson dribbled coast-to-coast thru American Marine defenders and blasted his third goal of the game into the back of the net. The final score was 6-3 and American Marine picked up its second win of the season.
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Youth co-ed Soccer
4-5 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 25, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Eat Here
Oct. 25, Friday, 6:30 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Sandbar Restaurant
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Eat Here
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Sandbar Restaurant
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing & Pool VS. Eat Here
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Sandbar Restaurant
6-7 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 6:00 a.m. – Miller Electric VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Mr. Bones
Oct. 25, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – Miller Electric VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas
Oct. 28, Monday, 7:00 p.m. – Miller Electric VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas
8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Results:
American Marine 5
Tyler’s Ice Cream 1
Beach Bistro 5
American Marine 6
8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – LPAC VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 23, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Beach Bistro VS. American Marine
Oct. 28, Monday, 6:00 p.m. – Island
The Feast Restaurant – 7
LPAC – 1
Waterfront Restaurant – 6
Jen Crady Massage – 4
11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 25, Friday, 6:00 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. LPAC
Oct. 25, Friday, 7:00 p.m. – The Waterfront Restaurant VS. The Feast Restaurant
Oct. 29, Friday, 8:00 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. LPAC
14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 28, Monday, 8:00 p.m. – Wash Family Construction VS. Jessie’s Island Store
Adult co-ed Soccer Results:
Sato Real Estate 3
Agnelli Pool & Spas 2
Slim’s Place 5
Florida Discount Signs & Wraps 2
Island Pest Control 6
LaPensee Plumbing & Pool 5
Island Gourmet 5
Wash Family Construction 2
Adult co-ed Soccer Schedule:
Oct. 24, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – Slim’s Place VS. Island Gourmet
Oct. 24, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing and Pool VS. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 24, Thursday, 8:00 p.m. – Sato Real Estate VS. Island Pest Control
Oct. 24, Thursday, 9:00 p.m. – Florida Discount Signs & Wraps VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas
Adult co-ed Basketball Results:
Beach to Bay Construction 53
Bowes Imaging Center 31
Waterfront Restaurant 68
Gatorman Pools 67
Island Sun Newspaper 65
Southern Greens 46
Adult co-ed Basketball Schedule:
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. –Southern Greens VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – Beach to Bay Construction VS. Waterfront Restaurant
Oct. 29, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – Gator Man Pools VS. The Island Sun