The Southern Nevada Soccer Association Fall 2016 Adult League season came to an exciting conclusion with the crowning of four playoff champions in the Coed 8v8 and Coed 5v5 divisions on Sunday, November 20 at Heritage Park.
The Coed 8v8 Best of the Best division featured a 5-team knockout format. In the quarterfinal game, Unreal Madrid defeated Storm 11-5 to earn a spot in the semifinals. In the semifinals, Fisher Space Pen shut out The Nard Dogs 4-0 to advance to the finals, along with Shamrock Rovers, who edged Unreal Madrid 7-5 in the second semifinal. The final match was a thriller, Shamrock Rovers mounting a late ralley to tie Fisher Space Pen 3-3 at the end of regulation play. In the ensuing penalty kick shootout, Shamrock Rovers prevailed 6-5 to win the title of Best of the Best.
The Coed 8v8 Best of the Rest division also comprised a five team knockout-round format. Sharpshooters beat Ball Busters 4-1 in the quarterfinal for the right to face Blast in the first semifinal, which Blast won 3-0. In the second semifinal FC United dominated Sin City Rebels 8-1 to advance to the finals. FC United continued their hot streak in the championship match, defeating Blast 8-3 to claim the title of Best of the Rest.
Five teams vied for the Best of the Best in the Coed 5v5 division. Findlay Volkswagen shut out the Tigers 7-0 to earn a spot in the semifinals, but fell to Upgrade CF 2-0 in a tight defensive match. In the second semifinal a late rally by Ajax 63 fell short, and Man Cave United prevailed in an exciting 8-7 match. Man Cave United did not have enough players to answer the bell in the championship match, and conceded the Best of the Best title to Upgrade CF in a 3-0 forfeit.
The Coed 5v5 Best of the Rest division used a seven team knockout-round format. Soccer Friends, Vegas FC and Booty Kickers emerged from the quarterfinals to move on to the semifinals. In the semifinals Vegas FC defeated top seeded Mixed Nuts 9-2, and Soccer Friends pulled away late to beat Booty Kickers 10-6. The final match was conceded by Vegas FC in a roster forfeit, and Soccer Friends were anointed Best of the Rest.
Click on the link below to view all of the results for the SNSA Adult League Fall 2016 season.