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Adult indoor soccer finishes with a flourish



long and winding adult soccer indoor season road is at an end. Here are your playoff champions and the path to get there:

(Indoor Boarded)

Men’s Division 1: Gremio The Gremio men entered the playoffs seeded No. 1. They disposed of Eclipse in the semifinals. What could have been an epic battle was a blow out. In the final, they gave short-handed Dynamo Parkland a whooping. Men’s 3: Dragons The Dragons were seeded No.1. They eliminated Teamzilla in Round 1 and shutout the Das Boots Moonwalker­s in Round 2. In the final, Dave Purdy scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over the Corn Cobblers. Men’s 4: Golden Boys The Golden Boys were the top seed. Victories over Tauro FC and Hogan’s United set the boys up against surprise finallist Dandylyon. Martin Toma and Ashur Toma each scored twice to secure the 6-2 victory. Men’s 5: Redneck Renegades The Redneck Renegades and the Carpenter Mafia — seeded three and four, respective­ly — were supposed to be playing for third, not first. The Renegades won 6-4 with Cody Martens and Wesley Wiebe each striking twice.

Men’s Masters: Bolt Supply Eclipse

The perennial favourite Eclipse held off the Mourning Glory Dodgers 3-2 in the semifinal. In the final, they knocked off the Barnstone Rangers 4-1. Women’s 2: S’toon in Bloom The top team in women’s soccer cruised through the season and playoffs with a perfect record — 28 straight wins (including five exhibition), 20 regular season and three playoff games. This included the 6-4 final over NATA. Women’s 3: You Choose Entering the playoffs ranked second and only allowing one goal in wins over the Sharp Shooters and Cosmos, You Choose faced first-place Team-Team in the final. A hat trick by Peta Bonham-Smith assured the championsh­ip in a 5-4 nail-biter. Women’s 4: Blue Fusion Blue Fusion entered the playoffs ranked No. 1 and dominated. A big win over the Hawks set up a date with Martureo in the final. Terra Carriere picked up the shutout in the 3-0 win.

Women’s 5: Fulchester Walking Wounded

A pair of 4-2 victories gave the Fulchester club a women’s Division 5 playoff trophy. The No. 3 seed upset Midori in the semis and beat fourth-seeded Code Runners in the final. Women’s 6: Vixens No. 1 in regular season, the Vixens won big in the semis and finished off the season with a lopsided 5-0 win over the Moody Maidens. Kately Berns and Jenn Skilnick each scored two goals while Kerri Elviss recorded the blank sheet. Women’s Classics 1: Drillers Women’s Classics top team, the Drillers, edged out the Xtremes for top seed. They then ruled the playoffs with a 3-1 win over Barnstone and a 3-0 championsh­ip win over Just Picture It Wild.

Women’s Classic’s 2: Rivercity Stars

Seeded third, the Stars knocked off the North Ridge Wildcats in the semis and beat fourth-seeded Phoenix 2-1 in the final.

(Indoor 7v7 Turf)

Men’s 2: Olympia FC The top men’s turf team held off P.A. Rangers 5-4 in the semifinal. Alberto Felix scored five in a 10-3 annihilati­on of Fulchester Athletic in the grand finale. Men’s 3: Arsenix The Arsenix roster was too strong and deep for the competitio­n. Arsenix was tops all year in the third division, beating Xtratime in the semis. In the final, Jeff Friesen and company held off pesky Brothers II FC by a 2-1 score. Men’s 4: Intermelan In a tight race atop Division 4, Intermelan eliminated FC Con Carne in the semi 1-0. With four goals from Ahmad Tajik, they blew away Roughnecks 6-1 for the title. Men’s Masters 1: DSG A 4-2 win over College Park FC set up a date with top-seeded Barcelona for the trophy. In the final, Rob Putters had two goals to lift DSG to the 3-1 upset win. Men’s Masters 2: Flatliners It was a one-game showdown between Flatliners and Sardinia for the championsh­ip. Laurier Langlois scored every goal for the champions in the 4-3 contest.

(Lee Kormish is a freelance writer who can be reached at leekormish@

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