Volley, goals and sacks in full swing at The Center

Volley, goals and sacks in full swing at The Center
MuniPlan's Morgan Horesh makes it by Hashmark Sports' defense for positive yardage Tuesday night in the 14- to 17-year-old flag football league. - Monica Simpson | Sun

Two adult sports leagues started up the season last week at The Center of Anna Maria Island.

Adult volleyball arrived on the hardcourt with Solid Rock Construction out to defend the championship title. At the end of the night, the family team came out on top, winning two matches.

The first games of the adult indoor soccer season heated up the gym for its second season since the sports comeback last year.

The night included lots of shooting and amazing saves. Pool America came out on top in the match-up against Sato Real Estate, finishing the game with the score at 8-7.

With Josh Sato playing as the primary goalie and 22 saves, backup goalie Sean Flynn logged six saves and three goals in the Sato Real Estate loss on week one.

Sato’s sister-in-law, Lexi, along with Oliver Petereit had single goals in the game. Ben Sato, Josh’s brother, put two points on the scoreboard to keep the game close.

Team Pool America got its first win with Chris Klotz in the goal with 14 saves. Omar Polar and Andrew Sullivan both had multiple saves as relief to Klotz.

Sullivan also hit three soccer balls into the net, matching teammate Olaf Krause.

Chris Scott got his two shots past the Sato Real Estate defense and goalie to secure the win.

In the second indoor game of the season, Slim’s Place topped Gulfview Windows, with a final score of 8-7.

Gulfview’s Brandin Holcomb and Ryan Moss had 14 and 16 saves, respectively, in the game. Keith Mahoney, Jessica Williams and John Haggerty all put points on the scoreboard for their team.

Putting a win in the record books, Diego Felipe, for Slim’s Place, had 15 saves. Steve Oelfke earned eight saves for his team.

The Slim’s Place scoring came from Felipe, Kevin Roman and Mark Long, each with two goals. Felipe’s brother, Brayan, and Oelfke each had a solo goal in the nail-biting game.

Ross Built Construction’s loss to Duncan Real Estate was in the hands of former Ross Built goalie Robb Marshall.

Marshall’s 22 recorded saves along with Zach Lieb’s six goals gave Duncan Real Estate its victory. Duncan’s win came with the help of scoring by Jenna Steininger and Damir Glavin, with two goals each and Cole Peterson’s single.

Joey Hutchison’s two goals and six saves in the game sparked and solidified the win.

Ross Built Construction’s squad made Duncan work for the game. In the goal, Max Gazzo and Nate Talucci shut down 29 shots.

Teammates Chris Circharo, Greg Ross and Ryan Hogan each struck and scored. Gazzo topped off his 18 saves with two goals in the Ross Built team loss to end the first night of indoor competition.

Sun Scoreboard

Monday, Feb. 3

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

Ugly Grouper                        25             25

Bins Be Clean                       16             16


Solid Rock Construction        25             25

Sandbar                              11             8


Solid Rock Construction        22             25        15

Ugly Grouper                       25             13        9


Tuesday, Feb. 4

Youth Flag Football

Eight- to 10-year-old league

HSH Designs                            24

Diamond Turf                           18


Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar           0

Cool Today                               30


Moss Builders                          13

Rays Ramblings                        6

11- to 13-year-old league

Solid Rock Construction            32

Slim’s Place                             18


Ugly Grouper                           12

Progressive Cabinetry               26

14- to 17-year-old league

MuniPlan                                   8

Hashmark Sports                       0


Gulf Drive Café                          14

Ugly Grouper                             33


Thursday, Feb. 6

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Soccer

Sato Real Estate                        7

Pool America                             8


Slim’s Place                                8

Gulfview Windows                       7


Ross Built Construction                5

Duncan Real Estate                    13


Adult Co-Ed Flag Football

Lancaster Designs                      28

Ugly Grouper                               6


Beach Bums                              33

Rays Ramblings                         32


Slim’s Place                               34

Capt. Sky Cruises                      33


Moss Builders                            38

Firkins Automotive                     26

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