ANNA MARIA – After weeks of regular season play, the co-ed adult soccer league season comes down to one game to be played this week at The Center. Four teams took to the pitch last Thursday night and only two move on to play in Thursday night’s Paul “Ace” Hayward Championship Cup game.
In the first game of semifinal play, Servis First Bank could not get on the scoreboard despite a huge effort by the members of the solid team. The Gitt Team defense fought hard, with four saves by Raul Loera in goal.
Keith Mahoney put a single point up for the winning team, while teammate Daniel Aden scored the other two points for The Gitt Team in the 3-0 victory against Servis First Bank.
Team Emily Moss Designs started off the season slow, only to find themselves against the number one ranked team in the league in the second semifinal game of the night.
The seven saves by Ryan Moss and solo goal by cousin Greg Moss just was not enough against the dominant Sato Real Estate squad.
Primary goalkeeper Ben Sato made three official stops in the night to help solidify his team’s place in the finale. Three Sato Real Estate strikers, Danny Anderson, Amy Ivin and Shawn Markham all had goals in the all-important game.
The powerful play by Will Kretzmann, along with teammates Josh Sato, Ryan Hogan, Hugo Santos, Thomas Mangotic and Greg Ross, all made the undefeated season possible.
Going into the final game, will the curse of the undefeated team rear its ugly head or will Sato Real Estate earn their way back onto the Hayward Cup?
Thursday, Dec. 9
Adult Co-Ed Soccer – Semifinal Playoff Games
The Gitt Team 3
Servis First Bank 0
Emily Moss Designs 1
Sato Real Estate 5