ANNA MARIA – With three Mosses on the roster, team Moss Builders finished week four undefeated and alone at the top of the league rankings by beating Sato Real Estate 8-2 last week in adult league soccer. Servis First Bank logs in at a close second, with a record of 3-1-0.
The Sato Real Estate team finishes mid-season with two wins and two losses.
Missing key players, Sato Real Estate struggled against the nearly full squad put on the field by Moss Builders.
Without the goalkeeping talents of Ben Sato, his team had to sacrifice their field game to protect their goal. Josh Sato, Kris Yavalar and Will Kretzmann faced the Moss Builders’ offense in the keep position.
Yavalar had four saves in the game for Sato Real Estate, while Kretzmann and J. Sato had at least three saves between them. Their efforts just were not enough against the leg power behind the Moss Builders’ offense, with Filipe Schlueter and Gerardo Urgiola each scoring two goals. Four single goals were scored by Olaf Krause, Greg Moss, Ed Moss and Hakan Toka for Moss Builders.
Despite the score, the loss cannot take away from the firepower of Damir Glavan and Will Kretzmann. Each Sato Real Estate veteran had single goals in the game, keeping Thursday night’s goalie for Moss Builders – Ryan Moss – extremely busy on his way to seven saves in the game.
Much like J. Sato, R. Moss’ versatility allows him to be a triple threat on the pitch. Effectively playing goalie, along with offensive prowess and defensive strength, makes both players top-ranked players in the league season after season.
Going into week five, Moss Builders and Servis First Bank are tied in the points race for the season. Fighting neck and neck to finish top seed at the end of the regular season, each team has 16 points.
Gulfview Windows & Doors and Sato Real Estate each have 13 cumulative goals. Just behind in the points race is Shady Lady with 12 points and The Gitt Team, which has a total of eight goals.
Currently ranked seventh in the league, Progressive Cabinetry has scored six points in the season, matching the Salty Printing team. Salty, in last place, looks to week five for its first win of the season.
Tuesday, April 19
8- to 10-Year-Old League Week 1
Beach Bums 1
The Gitt Team 3
Solid Rock Construction 2
Tidy MD 1
11- to 14-Year-Old League Week 1
Miz & Hiz Biz 3
Shady Lady 6
Moss Builders 6
Thursday, April 21
Adult Co-Ed Soccer Week 4
Sato Real Estate (2-2-0) 2
Moss Builders (4-0-0) 8
Salty Printing (0-4-0) 3
Gulfview Windows & Doors (2-1-1) 6
Shady Lady (1-1-2) 7
Progressive Cabinetry (1-3-0) 2
Servis First Bank (3-1-0) 7
The Gitt Team (1-2-1) 4