Virgen del Milagro, Sportime, and the Cosmos won futsal championships before a large crowd at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett Saturday night.
In the men’s open title game, played at 10 p.m., Virgen’s opponent, Liga Sayausi, gave the eventual winners a tough time in the first half, which ended in a 2-2 tie — Virgen’s goals having been scored by John Morocho and Antonio Padilla and Liga Sayausi’s by Harry Pena and Cesar Correa.
Robin Jimenez, with Padilla assisting, put Virgen up 3-2 in the opening minute of play in the second half, but Pena evened the count before three minutes had passed.
From there on, it was pretty much all Virgen del Milagro, which went on to win 7-4.
Danny Bedoya made it 4-3 Virgen del Milagro with 16 minutes and 50 seconds left to play. Padilla converted the rebound of a shot taken by Mario Olaya with 7:30 left. A minute later, Olaya beat Liga Sayausi’s keeper, Camilo Padilla, for a 6-3 lead. Oscar Reinoso added one more for the winners, and Jason Inamagua one more for the losers in the final minute.
Several key Liga Sayausi players, namely Diego Marles, Gehider Garcia, and Juan Zuluaga, were missing from the runner-up’s lineup that night.
Earlier that evening, Sportime shut out Los Hamptons 2-0 to win the women’s title. The winners’ goals were scored by Jennifer Inamagua and Anna Strong, the latter’s putting her over the top in the league’s high-scorer competition.
The men’s over-38 title was won by the Cosmos, 4-1, over Liga Sayausi 38. Santiago Granda had a hat trick for the Cosmos.
The most valuable player of the women’s tournament was Sportime’s Jennifer Inamagua. Antonio Padilla of Virgen del Milagro was the men’s tourney’s M.V.P., and Fausto Pintado of the Cosmos was the most valuable player of the men’s over-38 tournament.
The high-scorers during the course of the season were Wilson Garcia of the Cosmos, Strong of Sportime, and Marco Bautista in the open men’s league.
Cuenca Football Club was the third-place finisher in the men’s open league, Montauk came in third among the men’s over-38 teams, and Los Andes was the third-place team in the women’s league.