Sanibel Youth Soccer league splits for boys vs. boys and girls vs. girls action
Sanibel Youth Soccer is a coed league, with girls and boys on each team in all divisions. This past Friday, however, teams split up to play boys vs. boys and girls vs. girls in the U10 and U13 divisions. This was the first of two such weeks this year and all games counted in the overall standings.
In U10, the combined Spain and France teams took on South Africa and Holland. The Western Europeans prevailed in both games. As we near the halfway point of the season, France remains atop the leader board.
In U13, England and Brazil combined to take on Cameroon and Italy. Elizabeth DePasquale led Cameroon and Italy to an early lead only to see England and Brazil come back to force a tie behind strong play from JJ Roberts and Autumn DeBarr. In the boys game the Cameroon/Italy combination exacted revenge with a 3-0 win.
Meanwhile, the U6 and U8 teams continued to play coed as usual. Particularly impressive was a strong offensive display from Argentina in U8. Maradona himself would have been pleased with the goal scoring efforts of Liam Deal, Hunter Hammarberg, Stanford Schira and Kyle Mason.
The action continues Friday night at the city fields on Sanibel-Captiva Road.