ANNA MARIA – The Island cool air brought friends, family and fellow footballers to The Center to watch the semifinal adult co-ed soccer action last Thursday night. After weeks of lead-up, the lineup for the championship game is set.
In the first game of the night, fifth-ranked Gulfview Windows and Doors defeated the top seed Wash Family Construction squad, with the single goal scored by Raul Loera.
With lots of action on the field for 44 minutes of regulation play, Gulfview captured the first spot in the final game of the season, the Paul “Ace” Hayward Cup championship game.
Gulfview’s victory included 10 saves by Gulfview’s Tuna McCracken and seven stops by Mark Long for team Wash Family.
Sealing the deal in a shutout, second-ranked Sato Real Estate handily beat team Moss Builders. In the 7-0 game, the Sato offense kept Ryan Moss and the Moss Builders’ defense busy.
Goalkeeper Moss had seven brilliant stops in the game, but the shooting power of team Sato Real Estate was on fire.
Scoring a solo goal for Sato Real Estate, Will Kretzmann also made four critical stops in goal.
Lindsey Styka’s hat trick contributed to the Sato Real Estate scoring by Danny Anderson and Pedro Gonzalez. In addition to Gonzalez’s two goals, he is credited with an assist in the semifinal game.
The season closing game is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at The Center.
Adult kickball – week 6
Captain Ron’s Crew (4-2-0) 19
The Salty Dolphins (5-1-0) 14
Paddy Wagon (3-3-0) 31
General Bums (0-6-0) 3
Adult Soccer – Semifinal Playoff Games
#5 Gulfview Windows and Doors 1
#1 Wash Family Construction 0
#2 Sato Real Estate 7
#6 Moss Builders 0