Moss Builders worked hard for the tie

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Jessica Williams and Ray Gardner get tied up on the soccer field in a game that ended in a tie. – Monica Simpson | Sun

Week two of the adult co-ed soccer season started out with a game that showed why Team Legler Flynn Law is at the top of the leader board. The dominating win by team captain Sean Flynn’s squad was followed by an exciting come from behind game by Team Moss Builders.

The tied ballgame gave Team Slim’s Place its second draw in the season after what looked like a game that would give it its first win.

Moss Builders Jessica Williams’ goal eight minutes into the first half gave her team the early lead. In less than five minutes, Renee Rupp shot a goal of her own to tie the game for the first time.

Slim’s Place’s Nate Welch gave the team a go ahead goal a couple of minutes later to be followed by another goal by Welch in a penalty kick.

Welch was given the chance for the second goal after a handball in the box by Ivan Gaeta off a corner kick.

The fourth goal for Team Slim’s Place came in the beginning of the second half by team captain PJ Smagisso advancing the score to 1-4.

With less than eight minutes left in the game, Chris Scott found his groove for Moss Builders. Scoring his first goal with 7:40 on the clock, Scott hit the net again leaving five minutes on the scoreboard.

Scott’s second goal came after a Moss Builders throw-in to Williams. Williams passed the ball to Gaeta in front of the net. Gaeta found Scott open for the third goal of the game for Moss Builders.

Speedy Ray Gardner handled the soccer ball on the field, moving past Moss Builder’s Josh Bernet, who makes his return to the league this season. Gardner could not quite get in scoring position after taking the ball down the field.

Team captain Ryan Moss held his position in the goal in the last minutes of the game, giving his teammates the opportunity to tie the game with less than two minutes left.

A free kick call for Moss Builders put the ball to Williams’ feet in front of the goal. Williams found Scott for the eighth goal of the game, tying the score 4-4.

Zero seconds were on the scoreboard clock, leaving the official game time in the hands of the referees. Extra time was played in the game due to delays, giving Williams the chance to score.

Shots desperately taken by both teams in the last 45 seconds of play failed to get in the goal, ending the game in a tie after 46 minutes of hard played soccer.

Down players due to injuries and absences, Team Ross Built lost its second game to a dominating Sato Real Estate team. In a show of good sportsmanship, team captain Josh Sato played a man down matching the Ross team.

The final game of the night gave Acqua Aveda its first win of the season while handing Team Mar/Kis Insurance its first loss.

With six regular season games to go, the season is still too early to predict who will be at the top of the winner’s bracket for the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup.