HSH Designs’ kiddos remain undefeated on the pitch

HSH Designs’ kiddos remain undefeated on the pitch
Ugly Grouper's Malia Keith defends the goal against the hot shot by Sterling Holiday for HSH Designs. - Monica Simpson | Sun

Three games into the regular season and Team HSH Designs looks to be the team to beat in the youth soccer league at The Center of Anna Maria Island in the 8-10-year-old league. Undefeated going into the third week of play, HSH went up against Team Ugly Grouper which was missing two critical players.

With the Zaccagnino brothers sick, the Cusack siblings Ceegan and Clancy played a tough game against the full HSH Designs squad.

Less than three minutes into the game, Bam Gartman scored the first of two goals, giving his team the early 1-0 lead. Teammate Dylan Sato hit the net. Along with Gartman’s second goal of the game, HSH had a three-goal lead.

The first half of the game had Cale Rudacille, who made four saves, in the goal for HSH Designs and Ugly Grouper worked with Clancy Cusack as the team’s keeper.

With a three-point lead and after 15 minutes of play, Sterling Holiday took advantage of Ugly Grouper’s goalkeeper out of position to score the fourth goal of the game for HSH.

To close out the first half of play, Nixon Conner showed his ball-handling skills for his Ugly Grouper team.

Clancy Cusack, credited with seven saves in the game, continued in the keeper position to start the second half of play.

Savanna Coba’s shot was stopped and was followed by a shot by Rudacille that went left of the post.

With four minutes left on the game clock, Coba scored HSH Designs’ fifth and final goal of the game.

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