Agnelli Pool takes soccer crown
Team Agnelli Pool & Spas are the AMICC 2013
Fall Adult Co-ed Soccer Champions.
Agnelli Pool & Spas Adult Soccer Champions!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s Fall Soccer season is now over. The season culminated on Thursday night with the annual adult co-ed all-star and championship games.
Eight adult teams entered the tournament this year but only Agnelli Pool & Spas team holds the title of 2013 Fall Soccer Champions. They gained the title after defeating the Slim’s Place team 3 to 1 in the championship game.
Agnelli Pool & Spas jumped out to an early lead three minutes into the game when Matt Kretzman rushed the net after a shot and blasted home the rebound for the goal. 1-0
One and a half minutes later Slim’s Place answered with their own goal. P J Smargisso took a pass and dribbled down the right sideline. Before getting to the top corner of the goalie box, he shot low and hard to the left corner of the goal for the tying score. 1-1
At the twelve minute mark in the first half, Agnelli Pool & Spas player, Damir Glavan, made the sideline throw-in deep into the Slim’s Place goal territory. Glavan threw it high into the goal box area where a Slim’s Place defender headed it out of the goal-box. Tyler Krauss was in the right place at the right time and ripped the headed deflection hard into the back of the net for the Agnelli team’s second goal. 2-1
The rest of the first half and almost the entire second half was dominated by both defenses. The rest of the game was extremely intense and physical. For Agnelli Pool & Spas, Matt Kretzman moved back to anchor the defense with Tyler Krauss and Damir Glavan. Goaltender Frank Agnelli finished the game with seven saves.
For the Slim’s Place defense, Kelsea Bachman and Robbie McLaughlin fought off the oppositions offensive rushes and goaltender Richard Fosmore finished the game with seven saves.
With only one minute left in the game, Agnelli’s mid-fielder Sean Sanders put the game out of reach. He intercepted a pass at mid-field and dribbled to the right side. He placed a perfect shot onto the left-side post and in for the final goal.
Agnelli Pool & Spas won the Fall Adult co-ed soccer championship over Slim’s Place by a final score of 3 to 1.
Beach to Bay Construction Adult Basketball Champs!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2013 adult co-ed basketball champions are team Beach to Bay Construction. The finals championship game concluded a fun and exciting night that also included the annual three-point and slam-dunk contests.
The road to the illustrious crown of adult basketball champions was not easy for the Beach to Bay team. They had to defeat a tough defending championship Gator Man Pools team with only four players instead of five in the semi-finals game. Then, four night later, defeat the league’s leading scorer, Antwaun Jackson, and the resilient Bowes Imaging Center team 70-66 in the finals.
Jordan Demers led the way for the Beach to Bay squad with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Robert Serrano scored 20 points and had 2 rebounds. Shawn Hubbard chipped in with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jonathan Moss added nine points and three boards. Ryan Moss and Don Purvis each had two points and Purvis added six boards for the Beach to Bay Construction Championship victory.
Antwaun Jackson led all scoring in the game with a double-double of 38 points and 15 rebounds. Matt Ray also had a double-double and scored 15 points with 10 boards. Jason Mickan added seven points and one rebound. Teagan Purtill added six points and two rebounds for the Bowes Imaging Center team.
Brandon Kern won the annual three-point contest after tying with Andrew Terman twice and then outlasted his opponent to claim the title in the third round. Caleb Earhart put on an exhibition of acrobatic dunks to claim the title of slam-dunk champion.
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Adult co-ed Soccer Results: PLAYOFFS
Agnelli Pool & Spas 3
Sato Real Estate 1
Slim’s Place 5
Island Gourmet 4
Agnelli Pool & Spas 3
Slim’s Place 1
Adult co-ed Basketball Results: PLAYOFFS
Beach to Bay Construction 70
Bowes Imaging Center 66