The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 7 - November 17, 2010


Island Real Estate wins Instructional tournament

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

SUN PHOTO/SCOTT DELL Jaysen Berzowski scores the tying
goal for Island Real Estate in the 6- to 7-year-old
tournament championship game. Emma Laade
for the Sandbar restaurant team gives chase.

This week’s Sun sports Game of the Week was the 6 and 7-year-old tournament championship game, Island Real Estate vs. Sandbar restaurant. Island Real Estate had to pull off an exciting come from behind win. The Sandbar team dominated the first half. Ashton Pennell got an early goal with a hard shot that deflected off the goalie and in. Not long after, teammate Tyler Brewer booted a high ball from the other side of the field that bounced so high it went right over the goalie and into the net. Amazing goal tending by Sandbar goalie Dylan McKee, and great defense led by Emily Sackett and Emma Laade shut out the high scoring Island Real Estate team for almost the whole first half. It wasn’t until just before the half that Jaysen Berzowski finally fought through that tough defense and scored for Island Real Estate. This left the score 2-1 at halftime.

Tension and excitement filled the air during the second half. The two teams battled back and forth both on offense and defense. Neither team gave up and the fans cheered louder and louder as the game progressed. Jaysen Berzowski was relentless and determined for Island Real Estate. He finally tied the game, with just over four minutes left in the game, when he split two Sandbar defenders in the middle of the field and blasted in his second goal. You could see Island Real Estate’s offense finally wore down that amazing Sandbar defense. With just two minutes left, Berzowski took a throw in and quickly dribbled down the left side. With a defender draped all over him, he slid the ball past the keeper with his left foot and into the left corner of the net. This gave Island Real Estate the lead for the first time and finally the win 3-2.

They say that defense wins championships and good second half decisions by Island Real Estate Coach David Johnston proved true to that. His defense led by goalie Thomas Heckler and defenders Cameron Conley, Gianna Sparks and Mary Grace Cucci shut out the Sandbar offense the entire second half. This defense and the tenacious offensive play of Berzowski and Gavin Johnston was what led to this exciting tournament championship. Congratulations to all the 6 and 7-year-old players on a great season.

Check out the Sun Sports Game of the Week every week as it features game play from around the leagues.

Instructional (6-7-year-olds)

Congratulations to the end of season tournament champion Island Real Estate and volunteer Coach David Johnston.

Division III (8-9-year-olds)

Congratulations to Division III season champion Fran Maxon Real Estate, undefeated, and volunteer Coach Rich Bell.

Division II (10-11-year-olds)

Congratulations to Sparks Steel Art, Division II season champion, and volunteer Coach Chris Joseph.

Division I (12-13-year-olds)

Congratulations to Division I season champion Autoway Ford and volunteer Coach Damir Glavan. There was a tie in points, but Autoway won three out of the five games against Mike Norman Realty, so it won the division.

Premier (14-17-year-olds)

Congratulations to Premier League season champion Beach Bistro and volunteer Coach Dennis Miller.

Adult Co-Ed (21-Up)

The Fish Hole remains in first place with another impressive win 7 to 1. This time was against rival Sarasota Vet Emergency Hospital, which last time handed The Fish Hole its only loss. A pair of three-goal night performances by Brent Moss and Josh Sato and one goal from Ryan Moss helped the team to victory. Stellar goal tending by Scott Rudacille allowed only one goal by Kip Lalosh and the S.V.E.H team all night. Back Alley stayed in second place with a win over Ross Built 5 to 2. Zach Gilliland continued his scoring streak with two goals. David Green, Justin Noyes and Tim Tedesco each got one goal for Back Alley. Goalie Nate Talucci had another great outing, only giving up two goals by Greg Ross and the Ross Built team. The Island Sun moved up to third place after beating Beach to Bay Construction in a close game 3 to 1. Even scoring by Tyler Bekkerus, Damir Glavan and Zoran Kolega each had one goal. The Sun’s defense stepped up its game this week with great play by Andy and April Jonatzke, allowing only one goal by Trevor Flathman for Beach to Bay Construction.

This week’s action:

Division III (8-9-year-olds)
End of season tournament

Friday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m., Connie’s Landscaping vs. Jessie’s Island Store
Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., winner of Nov. 19 vs. Fran Maxon Real Estate
Saturday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m., All Star Game

Division II (10-11-year-olds)
End of season tournament

Friday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Wash Family Construction
Friday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Sparks Steel Art vs. Mr. Bones
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., winner of Nov. 19, 7 p.m. vs. winner of Nov. 19, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m., All Star Game

Division I (12-13-year-olds)
End of season tournament

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m., The Gathering Place vs. Mike Norman Realty
Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a..m., winner of Nov. 17 vs. Autoway Ford
Saturday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m., All Star Game

Premier (14-17-year-olds)
End of season tournament

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., West Coast Surf Shop vs. Wash Family Construction
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m., winner of Nov. 17 vs. Beach Bistro
Saturday, Nov. 20, noon, All Star Game

Adult (21-Up)

Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. SVEH vs Beach To Bay Construction
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:20 p.m., Back Alley vs The Fish Hole
Thursday, Nov. 18, 8:40 p.m., Ross Built vs Island Sun

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