Sports Briefs

Optimist soccer sign-up

The Optimist Club of Marco Island is opening registration for its 3v3 Soccer Camp. The intent of the program is improve soccer knowledge and skills for 3-on-3 play. The program begins the first week of November, running through Dec. 19. Cost for the camp is $25.

Registration will be online, but does not require payment online. Participants must provide a 2009-2010 consent waiver and code of conduct policy. Payment is due prior to participation. Those who wish to sign up in person can go to Veterans Park, today (Friday) and Oct. 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Winterberry Park, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to noon and Mackle Park, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Kim Burke, 877-9694 or online,

Lely downs Golden Gate

Lely downed Golden Gate, 25-7, 25-10, 25-12, in Class 4A-District 12 play. Mary Gibler led the way with 9 kills, 12 digs and 4 aces. Eliana Albert had 9 kills, 11 digs and 1 ace. “It was exciting to see all the girls play well, including the bench,” coach Daniel Selvey said.

“We have had convincing back-to-back wins over district opponents, Lehigh and Golden Gate,” he said. “With eight regular season matches left to play this season, those victories brought our overall record to 6-10, matching our win total from last fall.

Selvey says his team is jelling. “With two freshman and six sophomores on the varsity roster, and the rapidly growing leadership of seniors Margaux Meurgue and Dominique Padilla, the future of Lely volleyball continues to look brighter every week,” he said.

Eagles soccer team edged

The Eagles lost a second time to the undefeated First Baptist Lions, 2-0, on Monday. The teams played to a 0-0 score at halftime.

“With the start of the second half an unfortunate goal was scored as the Eagles defense trying to clear the ball,” Coach Tony Smith said.

“The Eagles maintained their incredible composure and kept fighting to attack the Lions goal. The Lions scored again 18 minutes later the game 2-0.” Smith said the Eagles outplayed the mid field and forwards almost the entire game but just couldn’t quite get the ball in the net. Smith said. “I’ve never been so proud of a team after losing a game, ever. This game could of easily gone either way.”

Lely runs to Disney Invitational

Lely high cross country teams will race at the Disney Invitational in the Small School Division on Saturday.

Last weekend the boys came in second and the girls fifth in the Spanish River, Class 2A competition.

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