Heading into the last week of regular season soccer action at The Center, the adult players continue to battle for ranking.
This season, because of the extraordinary number of participants, playoff wild-card games will be held on Wednesday, June 19 between the last four seeded teams in the league. Working to avoid back-to-back games next week with two regular-season game nights left, the four wild-card spots could belong to any team with a few upsets, wins or losses.
Last week’s two nights of action pitted two law firm-sponsored teams against each other in the first game Thursday night, June 6.
Blalock Walters, with their self-selected team, brought their talented roster on the pitch to go against Flynn Law in a friendly match-up. After 50 minutes of play, Team Blalock Walters could not find the net. Flynn Law’s Tyler Robinson, Lexi Sato, Kevin Roman and Chris Culhane were all credited with scoring against Blalock’s veteran goalkeeper Scott Rudacille.
Brother Mark Rudacille, playing for Flynn Law, made nine saves in the game for the win.
On a winning streak, Flynn Law beat defending league champions Sato Real Estate 7-2 the night before on June 5. The second game of the night showed the dominance of Duncan Real Estate, currently in second place. The young team of Island locals defeated Solid Rock Construction 4-2 on Wednesday night and Moss Builders 7-3 Thursday night. The duo of Clancy Vaughan and Joseph “Joey” Hutchinson put up a total of 11 goals in two nights.
Coming into the game after a bye on Wednesday, Gulfview Windows and Doors held on to their first place position with a tie Thursday night against Ross Built Construction.
Ross Built’s Connor Bystrom and Vince Chicaro put the points up for their team, while Keith Mahoney was the lone scorer for Gulfview. The opposing goalies were kept busy on the field with Jordan DeMers’s 10 saves for Gulfview and John Haggerty’s eight saves for Ross Built Construction.
Ross Built Construction defeated a talented Jiffy Lube squad 4-1 the night before, putting the team in third place just ahead of Flynn Law. In the final game of the night, Jiffy Lube took the win from Beach House Real Estate by two goals. Jiffy’s win came thanks to goals by Anil Bkbulut, team captain Danny Anderson and brother Ricky Anderson. Adam Bujarski got the lone goal for Beach House.
Coming off the win against Moss Builders the night before with a score of 3-2, the Beach House Real Estate team stays ahead of Moss Builders, without a win and in last place in the standings.
Thursday, June 27 is the night of the championship game. The competition for the coveted Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup will be played at 8:30 p.m.