The spring adult soccer season kicked off last week with the ladies and gentlemen of the Island area taking the pitch. With 10 teams in the league, in a record-breaking season, two teams had a bye week.
Moss Builders, playing without Ryan Moss on the roster, went head-to-head with Solid Rock Construction. A new sponsor to the soccer league, owners James Roadman and Zachary Long played for the first time along with Evelyn Long, sister-in-law of Roadman.
In a close one, Solid Rock took the win to start the season.
The second game of the night between Beach House Real Estate and Gulfview Windows and Doors started off as a defensive battle. The first half of play ended with no goals on the scoreboard.
The game remained scoreless until nearly the 37th minute of action. Moss, captain of Gulfview, hit the net for the first goal of the matchup.
Four minutes later Adam Bujarski tied it up with Beach House Real Estate’s only goal of the night.
Beach House’s goalie, Cliff Powell, who had five saves in the game, could not handle the shot by league newcomer Jose Urbiola Bolanos leading to Gulfview’s second goal, advancing the score to 2-1.
Ashley Friszman, in her first game at The Center, shot her own goal with the assist by Aaron Parkin.
Gulfview Windows and Doors’ keeper Jordan DeMers successfully prevented Beach House Real Estate’s offense from scoring with 12 saves.
The final goal of the night was off the foot of Bolanos with two minutes left in the game with the score 4-1.
The tough matchup between Sato Real Estate and Blalock Walters ended in a 3-3 tie. Josh Sato, team captain of Sato Real Estate, scored all three of his team’s goals. Brother Jason Sato had nine saves in the game.
Blalock Walters brought in their team of attorneys and family onto the field, without Matt Plummer. Stephen Perry returned to the field after a long hiatus to score a goal. Matt Staggs hit two of his own.
Coming out of retirement to protect the net and play with his co-workers, Scott Rudacille had eight recorded saves.
The final game of the night ended with 19 goals on the scoreboard. Flynn Law faced off against Jiffy Lube in the shooting match.
Playing for Jiffy Lube, Sean Flynn had a single goal and assist in the night. Goalkeeper Robb Marshall had 10 saves against Flynn Law.
Stetson Matthews put up four goals against Flynn Law goalie Josh Bernet. The scoreboard lit up with Ricky Anderson’s four goals, with brother and team captain Daniel Anderson scoring his own goal to give Jiffy Lube 12 points and the win.
Team captain Kevin Roman, for Flynn Law, scored three goals in the game. Teammate Lexi Sato had a hat trick of her own, with an additional score by Olaf Krause.
The 12 game regular season ends with the championship match on June 27 for the recipient of the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup.