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Pool America, Diamond Turf tie

ANNA MARIA – With warmer weather in the air, the adult soccer league took the pitch last Thursday night for the fifth week of regular season play.

The Pool America team played without their captain, Chris Klotz, and other key players.

Also playing without a full roster, team Diamond Turf narrowly escaped a loss, tying the game against Pool America 3-3.

Samuel Romero started the game in goal for Diamond Turf. Romero made four big saves to help his team in the first half of action.

Sharing the keeper’s responsibility, team captain Yuri Pereira managed the Diamond defense. The position change allowed Romero to score one of the three team goals.

The Diamond Turf offense scored off the foot of Curtis Bickler and Gerardo Urbiola Bolanos. Teammate Stephen Adair was credited with an assist.

Nate Welch and Hakan Toka put the points on the scoreboard for Pool America. Welch added to his scoring total with two goals to help his team earn a point going into week six.

Pool America sits in second place, while Diamond Turf is ranked eighth. With four weeks of the regular season left to be played, there is ample time for the standings to shift.

Third-ranked Salty Printing shut out the Beach House Waterfront Restaurant squad. Team captain Kevin Roman scored two goals with an additional point scored by Tyler “Bean” Brewer.

Brewer had two assists in the game, adding to teammate Erica Nielsen’s single assist and solo goal.

The strong Salty defense, including Charles “Tuna” McCracken in goal, stopped the Beach House offense. McCracken had seven saves in the 4-0 victory.

The Beach House team, playing without all of their players, worked hard, staying in the game at any given time. Ultimately, the lack of time on the clock and the inability to score made the loss inevitable for the team captained by Jake Parsons.

Parsons started in goal for his team, making five saves. Aaron Frech relieved him and saved four goals during his time at the net.

In the third game of the night, team captain Ryan Moss had 10 stops in two halves of soccer action for Moss Builders. On the other side of the field, playing for team Progressive Cabinetry, The Center’s Operations Director Tyler Bekkerus saved nine shots.

Moss Builders’ goals by Kali Richardson and Karri Stephens, along with an assist by Ed Moss, just were not enough to pull out the win against the number-one-ranked team in the league.

Progressive Cabinetry’s scoring came from team captain Keith Mahoney, with two goals, and Junior Martines. Martines had a single goal and assist in the match.

Team Ross Built Custom Homes won by three goals against Sato Real Estate. Ross kept Paul Jennison busy in the goal for Sato recording 14 saves. Dean Hinterstoisser had eight saves letting one by off the boot of Matthew Darak.

Scoring a hat trick, Helio Gomez ensured his team’s win. Ted Hurst added a point toward the 4-1 final score.

Ending in a tie, the final game of the night once again denied the Solid Rock Construction team a W. The team is going into the final games of the regular season on the cusp of its first victory, with three tied games.

Solid Rock’s opponent was team Language Service Associates, a team right in the middle of the pack. The team’s three goals were scored by Murat Akay, Selana Gonzalez-Salinas and Austin Nutting.

Ethan Hampton added to his statistics with an assist in the final week five game.

Holding down the goalkeeper position, Steve Oelfke solidly stopped 10 shots by Solid Rock. Mark Long commanded his post as keeper for Solid Rock with seven saves.

Long’s teammates Timo Vecchio and Jana Whitehead did the scoring for Solid Rock. Vecchio’s single assist added to his two-game goals.

The top team at the end of the regular season is anyone’s to predict. With full rosters on the field and sidelines, all 10 teams in the league are capable of championship game-level play.











The Intuitive Foundation (3-1-0) 2

Emily Moss Design (1-2-1) 1



AMI Coconuts (1-2-1) 2

Shady Lady Horticultural Services (0-4-0) 0



Isola Bella Italian Eatery (1-0-3) 0

Solid Rock Construction (3-0-1) 0






Solid Rock Construction (1-1-1) 1

Westfall’s Lawn Care & Pest Control (0-2-0) 0



The Gitt Team (1-0-1) 3

HSH Design (1-2-0) 0







Pool America (3-0-2) 3

Diamond Turf (1-3-1) 3



Salty Printing (3-2-0) 4

Beach House Waterfront Restaurant (1-4-0) 0



Progressive Cabinetry (4-1-0) 3

Moss Builders (2-2-1) 2



Ross Built Custom Homes (2-1-2) 4

Sato Real Estate (2-3-0) 1



Solid Rock Construction (0-2-3) 3

Language Services Association (2-2-1) 3

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