ANNA MARIA – The Island weather smiled on adult soccer at The Center Thursday night, as the rain lifted in time to let the fields dry for week two play. After four games, two teams emerged undefeated.
Moss Builders won its second game of the season, beating Servis First Bank 5-2. Goals by Moss Builders’ Gerardo Urbiola, Hakan Toka and Chris Klotz put the game out of reach for Connor Haughey’s Servis First team.
Haughey and teammate, Race Arnade, each put one past the Moss Builders goalie. Greg Moss is credited with two saves for his team, while Yuri Pereira made three nice stops for Servis First.
In the second game of the night, neither team was able to score a goal. Shady Lady and The Gitt Team each lost their first games in week one. In week two, the game ended with the score 0-0 thanks to six saves by Mark Long for The Gitt Team, and seven stops by Shady Lady’s Jake Parsons.
Parsons found himself at the net for the first time since 2010 when he was 15 years old. Parsons is just one of many current adult soccer players in the league who started on the smallest pitch at The Center.
Game three solidified Sato Real Estate as an early contender to win the championship again this season. Despite the eight saves by Tuna McCracken and three by teammate Tyler Brewer, Salty Printing could not put a win in the statistics for the young team, falling 5-1 to Sato.
With the loss of Kevin Roman to an injury, Lucas Vecchio was the only Salty player to get past the Sato Real Estate defense and goalkeeper Ben Sato. Vecchio’s goal came off an assist by Nick Cavalluzzi.
On the winning side of the ball, Sato Real Estate’s Selena Gonzalez contributed with two goals. Will Kretzmann, Danny Anderson and Damir Glavan each put points on the scoreboard toward the 5-1 victory.
The final game of the night was a blowout, with Gulfview Windows & Doors handily defeating Progressive Cabinetry 11-2. The firepower of Keith Mahoney and surefire leg of Greg Ross meant nine points for Gulfview. Singles by Emily Argeros and Daniel Aden were recorded along with two assists by Mahoney.
The two goals by Progressive Cabinetry prevented the shutout. Each team had 10 recorded saves between goalies on each side. Osvaldo Cabello had seven stops for Gulfview, as did Robb Marshall for Progressive Cabinetry.
Sharing keeper duties for Gulfview Windows & Doors, Raul Loera had three saves. Steve Oelfke matched Loera with three of his own. Both teams ended another action-packed night at The Center with a 1-1-0 record going into the third week of adult co-ed recreational soccer play.
Thursday, April 7
Adult Co-Ed Soccer
Servis First Bank (1-1-0) 2
Moss Builders (2-0-0) 5
The Gitt Team (0-1-1) 0
Shady Lady (0-1-1) 0
Sato Real Estate (2-0-0) 5
Salty Printing (0-2-0) 1
Gulfview Windows & Doors (1-1-0) 11
Progressive Cabinetry (1-1-0) 2