Flynn versus Flynn: Battles on The Center pitch continue

Flynn versus Flynn: Battles on The Center pitch continue
Flynn Law's Zach Lieb works the soccer ball to maneuver around MuniPlan's Ben Sato with teammate Ashley Friszman as a backup defender in last Wednesday night's adult soccer game at The Center. - Monica Simpson | Sun

The historical relationship between team sponsor and owner-player has changed over the last few years as the interest in being a business sponsor at The Center has grown, as has the interest in playing the sports.

In the past, for example, Ryan Moss would always play on team Moss Builders. Tyler Lancaster found himself on the Lancaster Designs roster. Team Sato Real Estate has been captained by Josh Sato or one of the other Sato brothers. The Ross Built squad included Greg Ross.

But times have changed and last week Sean Flynn found himself on the opposite side of the pitch against the team bearing his name, team Flynn Law. Representing MuniPlan, Flynn and his teammates fought hard against his namesake team, ending the night with team MuniPlan’s second loss of the season.

Despite goals by Nathan Kragt, Ashley Friszman and Flynn, Flynn Law dominated the field with goals by Danny Anderson, Zachary Lieb, Chris Scott, Nate Welch and Chris Culhane. Murat Akay was credited with a hat trick in the game along with the 14 incredible saves by goalie Robb Marshall.

The loss put MuniPlan in a three-way tie for fourth place halfway through the season with Ross Built Construction and Moss Builders.

Ross Built took the win 12-5 in the last game of the night against Moss Builders. Even with Jordan DeMers’ 11 saves, Kevin Roman’s four goals in the game were just too much for the Moss team.

Chris Chicaro, Greg Ross and Damir Glavin each put up two points in the game, with singles by Connor Bystrom and John Coleman for the win.

Mark Rudacille, Ross’ goalkeeper, had nine saves in the game with another three by Max Gazzo.

On the other side of the field, Moss Builders’ Gerardo Urbiola was the high scorer with three shots hitting the net. Eliza Faillice got two of her own and team captain Keith Mahoney scored one goal.

The second game of the night pitted Vacasa against Vintage Beach. The relatively young Vintage team pulled out the win 6-4 against the veteran Vacasa crew.

Vacasa’s Stetson Mathews lead his team in scoring with three goals to be paired with the single point by Eric Pullen.

Joseph Hutchison, team captain for Vintage Beach, put a point up on the scoreboard, along with Clancy Vaughn. Cody Wright and Zach Reda each eluded Trey Horne, Vacasa’s keeper, twice.

Playing without captain and field powerhouse Josh Sato, team Sato Real Estate only scored one goal shot by Olaf Krause.

The Blalock Walters’ defense, including the goalkeeping skills of Luke Grady, kept league high scorer Amy Ivin pretty well contained, preventing her from finding the net.

In the win, Matt Staggs, Greg DeMuse and Robbie Fellowes each scored a goal for the Blalock team, which put that team in first place at the mid-season point with a record of 3-0-1.

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