The third week of adult co-ed soccer play started off quick for Gulfview Windows and Doors with a goal one minute in by newcomer Keith Mahoney. In what would be the first of four points for Mahoney, Gulfview took the early 1-0 lead.
Lexi Sato, of Flynn Law, took a shot of her own in the fifth minute of the game only to have it saved by Gulfview goalkeeper Jordan DeMers, who had a total of 13 saves in the game.
Team captain Kevin Roman put the first point on the scoreboard for his Flynn Law squad after beating defender Ed Moss. DeMers got his hand on the soccer ball, but there was too much speed behind the strike.
DeMers was ready for Roman’s next shot, preventing the go-ahead goal.
Gulfview’s Aaron Parkin, who went scoreless in the game, took his first shot in the 12th minute of the match. Parkin’s shot went hard off the back of Flynn Law’s Olaf Krause.
The hot foot of Ashley Friszman, for Gulfview, could not find the next shot in this game. Going just left of the post, Friszman’s first shot showed why the defense could not dismiss the lone female on the field.
Showing teamwork and an excellent passing game, Sato found Roman in the middle of the field just outside of the box. In perfect position, Roman shot quick and hard just pass DeMers, moving his team ahead 1-2.
With the corner kick, Gulfview found the opportunity to tie the game. Perfect placement of the soccer ball and field position by Mahoney lead to the fourth goal of the game, tying it up 2-2.
Looking to take the lead back, Parkin crossed to Moss, but the ball went off his foot wrong sending it in the wrong direction out of bounds, leading to the end of the first half of play.
The second half started off slow, but the momentum and action soon picked up with a hard low rocket shot by Roman that went through DeMer’s hands. This third and final goal for Roman and his team gave him the hat trick.
In the 38th minute of the game, Mahoney got his own hat trick, once again taking the game to a tied score, 3-3.
The scoreboard showed just under two minutes of time left in the game when Friszman took her second shot, putting the ball into the hands into Flynn Law goalie Mark Rudacille, who had 10 saves in the game.
After a handball in the box by Flynn Law during a corner kick by Gulfview, Mahoney took the penalty kick with no time on the scoreboard. Goalkeeper Rudacille got a hand on the ball, but could not keep it out of the net, giving Mahoney his fourth goal in the game and his team the win, with the score 4-3.