LaPensee picks Bones clean in 8-3 victory
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers football head coach Tony Dungy, now head coach with the Indianapolis Colts, and son Eric, 12, a student at Park Tudor Middle School in Indianapolis, took time out from football to do a little fishing with Capt. Justin Moore of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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LaPensee Plumbing rode a four-goal performance from Max Marnie and a stingy defense led by Preston Riede, Jessica Lord and Sylvie Mariolan in Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League action to limit Mr. Bones to a handful of shots at goalie Whitney Bauer. The Thursday, Oct. 14, victory improves LaPensee to 4-3 on the season, which keeps it within sniffing distance of first-place West Coast Air and second-place ReMax for the Center's Division I title.
Riede got things started for LaPensee in the fifth minute when he stole the ball from his sweeper position and beat two defenders down the right side before his shot slid just inside the far post for a 1-0 lead.
A few minutes later, Lord threw the ball into Marnie, who flicked the ball inside with a nice header to Cory Wash for a breakaway opportunity. Wash converted on the chance, waiting patiently for the Bones goalie to commit before slipping the ball past him for a 2-0 lead.
Marnie scored the first of his team-high four goals in the 15th minute when he picked off a goal kick, juked a Bones defender, then took his shot just inside the near post to give LaPensee a 3-0 lead.
Blake Wilson momentarily stopped the bleeding for Mr. Bones when he stole a goal kick, dribbled in and beat LaPensee goalie Whitney Bauer near post to cut the LaPensee lead to 3-1.
Three goals for LaPensee in the next eight minutes put the game out of reach for Mr. Bones. Marnie again got into the act when he stole another goal kick and took it right through the Bones' defense for a 4-1 lead.
Bauer got an assist on the next goal when she cleared a through ball out to midfield to spring Marnie on a breakaway chance that he converted for a 5-1 lead. Kyle Seawall closed out the scoring in the first half when he connected from 30 yards out to give LaPensee an insurmountable 6-1 lead.
Kyle Seawall and Wash each added second-half goals to the LaPensee total, while Wilson and Ally Titsworth each tallied one goal as LaPensee cruised to an 8-3 victory.
In other soccer action, Island Animal Clinic won a pair of games to move into first place in Division III soccer, while Gateway Solutions and Island Real Estate remain tied for first in Division II.
Jessie's 11, Pine Ave. Store 1
Julian Botero exploded with four goals while teammates Jonah Castor and Rip Shafer each added two goals to Jessie's Island Store 11-1 victory over Pine Avenue Store on Monday, Oct. 11, in Division III action. Stephanie Purnell, Elijah Pellegren and Conor Field each added single goals for Jessie's.
Mallory Kosfeld scored the lone goal for Pine Store in the loss.
Air America 3, Surf Shop 2
A pair of goals from Daniel Pimental and one goal from Ryan Gilman helped Air America cool off West Coast Surf Shop. Giorgio Gomez scored two goals to lead the Surf Shop in the loss.
Gateway 11, Danziger 1
Joey Hutchinson increased his league-leading goal total by pouring in seven goals during Gateway Solution's 11-1 victory over Danziger Allergy & Sinus Tuesday, Oct. 12, to keep Gateway tied for the lead in the Division II standings. Teammate Matt Bauer added three goals while Chandler McClung chipped in with one goal in the victory.
Danziger was led by Jordan Sebastiano's two goals in the loss.
West Coast 6, ReMax 5
Three goals from Alex Wright and two goals from Andrew Fortenberry helped West Coast Air Conditioning put the chill on ReMax Gulfstream Realty Tuesday, Oct. 12, to stay on top of the Division I standings. Miles Hostetler chipped in with one goal for West Coast in the victory.
Ben Valdivieso added to his league-leading goal total with four goals in the loss for ReMax, which also received one goal from Celia Ware.
Animal Clinic 7, Harry's 5
Island Animal Clinic edged Harry's Continental Kitchens by two goals on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to move into first place in Division III soccer. Trevor Bystrom provided the spark with five goals, while teammate William Brusso added two goals in the victory.
Elijah Toussaint helped keep Harry's in the game with four goals, but it wasn't enough. Hunter Parrish added one goal for Harry's in the loss.
IRE 5, A&E 2
Four goals from Kyle Parsons helped Island Real Estate defeat Air & Energy on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to stay tied with Gateway Solutions for the Center's Division II lead. Travis Belsito added one goal for Island Real Estate in the victory.
Martine Miller scored a pair of goals to lead Air & Energy in the loss.
Animal Clinic 6, Surf Shop 2
A balanced scoring attack helped the Island Animal Clinic defeat the West Coast Surf Shop in a Division III makeup game played Friday, Oct. 15. Trevor Bystrom and Jack Titsworth each scored a pair of goals to lead the Animal Clinic, which also received a goal apiece from Joseph Darke and Max Miller in the victory.
Giorgio Gomez' two goals paced the Surf Shop in defeat.
ReMax 13, LaPensee 11
Ben Valdivieso poured in nine goals to help ReMax Gulfstream Realty edge LaPensee Plumbing in a Division I makeup game played on Friday, Oct. 15. Valdvieso's scoring burst increased his season total to a league-leading 36 goals. Teammate Celia Ware added four goals for ReMax in the victory.
Preston Reide scored seven goals to help LaPensee keep pace in the high scoring contest that saw Max Marnie notch two goals, while Chris Martin and Kyle Seawall each scored one goal in the loss.
AMI Little League news
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host the annual Little League Baseball community formation meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Center. The meeting is open to all adult Little League enthusiasts residing on Anna Maria Island and the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. The League is sponsored by the Center.
The primary agenda item is to vote for officers and directors for Anna Maria Island Little League. Please mark your calendars and plan on supporting this important formation meeting. For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.