ANNA MARIA – Team Tidy MD and team Solid Rock Construction took to the 8- to 10-year-old league field last Tuesday night to determine which squad moved on to the semifinal game against The Gitt Team.
After regulation play, six shooters from each team took to the line, one by one, hoping to get one by the opponent’s goalkeeper with each team’s future in jeopardy.
Ending in a 0-0 tie, the game provided nail-biting excitement for players, friends and family.
Solid Rock Construction keeper Isaac Roadman did his best against the firepower of the Tidy MD strikers. Save for save, Braelyn Curtis protected the Tidy MD goal, missing only two of the six shots taken against her.
Curtis’ saves and the perfect placement of penalty kicks by Owen Purcell, Jasmine Sparks, Kirra Quinby and Aiden Guess gave Tidy MD the green light to move forward into the next round of playoff games.
Solid Rock’s players took to the line with determination. Curtis could not stop the shots of David Zupa, Mckenna Darak and Turner Worth. The team’s efforts fell short by one goal, ending Solid Rock’s season.
In addition to the Tidy MD-The Gitt Team match-up, team Flip Flop Shop & Candy Stop faces team Beach Bums. Only two teams will play in the 8- to 10-year-old league championship game.
Four teams remain in the 11- to 14-year-old league. Moss Builders faced HSH this week, while Shady Lady played Miz & Hiz Biz in semifinal action.
The comeback adult soccer team, Salty Printing, lit up the field against Servis First Bank last Thursday night, winning by three goals.
Sato Real Estate secured its place in the semifinals by defeating Shady Lady, 7-4. Team Moss Builders continues go undefeated with a 9-3 win against The Gitt Team.
Gulfview Windows & Doors knocks on the door of the championship game with a big five-point win against Progressive Cabinetry.
Can Salty Printing’s winning streak take them to the finals? Facing Moss Builders will be the ultimate test for the Salty team.
Despite the rocky start to the season, team Sato Real Estate cannot be underestimated.
Gulfview needs the win against Sato Real Estate to find their place on the pitch Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul “Ace” Hayward Championship Cup game.
Monday, May 16
8- to 10-Year-Old League Week 5
Tidy MD (1-2-1) 3
Flip Flop Candy Shop (2-1-1) 0
Solid Rock Construction (1-2-1) 1
The Gitt Team (3-1-0) 2
Beach Bums (1-2-1) Bye
11- to 14-Year-Old League Week 5
Moss Builders (4-0-1) 6
Shady Lady (2-3-0) 0
HSH (1-3-1) Loss
Miz & Hiz Biz (2-3-0) Win by forfeit
Tuesday, May 17
8- to 10-Year-Old League
Solid Rock Construction Loss
Tidy MD Win in Shootout
11- to 14-Year-Old League Week 6
Moss Builders (5-0-1) 5
Miz & Hiz Biz (2-4-0) 1
Shady Lady (3-3-0) Win by Forfeit
HSH (1-4-1) Loss
Thursday, May 19
Adult Co-Ed Soccer Quarter Final Playoff Games
Sato Real Estate 7
Shady Lady 4
Moss Builders 9
The Gitt Team 3
Salty Printing 6
Servis First Bank 3
Gulfview Windows & Doors 6
Progressive Cabinetry 1