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Marymount, Sigonella split lopsided contests

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 15, 2014

One title-contending team from each school dominated its half of Saturday's boys and girls soccer doubleheader between Marymount and host Sigonella. The three-time defending Division II champion Marymount boys romped 6-1, while Division III power Sigonella posted a 5-0 shutout in the girls game.

Though they lost several key seniors from last year's championship squad, the Lions asserted their continued relevance with a thorough rout of the Jaguars.

Alessandro Anzilotti scored three goals and Lotanna Mba added a goal and two assists to pace Marymount; in all, six Lions notched at least a goal or an assist.

Perennial All-Europe selection Alessandro Thomas found the net for the Jaguars off an assist by Andreas McCullough. A busy Thomas Wray made 11 saves in goal for Sigonella.

Sigonella schoolmate Katie Cauble fueled the girls win, meanwhile, with two goals and an assist. Halie Gasporra added a goal and an assist, Michelle Creollo and Isabel Somavilla each scored and goalkeeper Rachel Vosler snuffed out all nine Lion shots.

Florence 2, Aviano 0: At Florence, combined 14 Saint saves weren't enough to fend off the home team.

Dundrey Peoples made eight saves and Jamal Thomas added six for Aviano, but Division III Florence scored a goal in each half and frustrated the Saint offense to escape with the win over its Division II rival.

The four above-mentioned teams switch partners over their next couple of games. Florence visits Sigonella on March 22, and Aviano visits Marymount on March 29.

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