Boys soccer roundup
Region II race comes down to next weekend
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 3, 2014
This article has been corrected.
The Ramstein Royals poured in four second-half goals Saturday to blow up a scoreless halftime tie and earn a 5-0 boys soccer win over visiting Black Forest Academy.
Lee Debose scored on a short-range goal early in the second half, and goals by Keal Collins, Jay Lee Sykes, Devin McGeehan and Deven Branham put the Royals increasingly out of reach for the Division II Falcons. Debose, Collins, Brenham and Anquan Wicks notched assists for the Royals.
Ramstein enters its regular-season finale with an unbeaten 4-0-1 record, with only a scoreless tie against Patch interrupting its win streak. The Royals will face Wiesbaden, which fell to Patch 1-0 in a similar near-stalemate on April 19, on Saturday.
American Overseas School of Rome 6, Sigonella 4: Saturday at Sigonella, a four-goal effort by Jaguar Alessandro Thomas wasn't enough to stave off the Falcons.
Alessandro Elia scored three goals and Paolo Arturo Vitale scored twice for AOSR, which is eying a return to the Division II European title game after falling to Marymount in last year's final. The Falcons get a regular-season rematch with the Lions on Friday.
Thomas Wray assisted on three Sigonella goals, while Thomas Wray made 18 saves for the Jaguars.
Patch 3, Vilseck 0: Saturday at Vilseck, the Panthers rounded out an unbeaten regular season with a win over the Falcons.
Christian Harvey scored two goals, Peter Rice scored and Christian Rauschenplat made an assist to pace Patch. Edward Allen was valiant in the Vilseck goal with 20 saves.
The only blemish on the Panthers' record came in a scoreless tie with Ramstein on April 18. Vilseck's regular season ends at an even 3-3.
Wiesbaden 10, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Wiesbaden, the Warriors roughed up the overmatched Bucs.
Dhillon Tisdale posted two goals and two assists and Asante Lattimore scored twice to pace the Warriors, who built an 8-0 halftime lead.
Wiesbaden has quietly emerged as a Division I championship candidate, with only a 1-0 loss to Patch marring its regular-season record. The Warriors can make further noise next weekend with a season-ending visit to fellow Division I contender Ramstein.
Kaiserslautern 5, Bitburg 0: Saturday at Bitburg, Sean Dunbar scored all five of the game's goals in the second half to turn a scoreless halftime tie into a runaway Raider rout.
The 3-2 Raiders have alternated wins and losses all season; they'll try to reverse that trend next Saturday against Black Forest Academy.
The Barons' star-crossed regular season is done at 2-3-2. The Division II team suffered all three of its losses to Division I regional foes; its two ties came in a scoreless draw with Hohenfels and a 1-1 game with Black Forest Academy.
ISB 6, Alconbury 0: Friday at Alconbury, the defending Division I champions built a 3-0 halftime lead and cruised to the victory. Asgeir Ingunnarson scored three of the Raiders' goals, while Henry Brenninkmeijer registered two assists.
Menwith Hill 5, Alconbury 0: Saturday at Alconbury, Ian Evans scored two goals and Val Evans made two assists as the Division III Mustangs knocked off the Division II Dragons.
The win was the first of the year for tiny Menwith Hill, which took hard-fought April losses to upper-division foes Lakenheath and SHAPE before finally being rewarded with Saturday's win. Alconbury remains winless on the year.
The Patch-Vilseck soccer score was incorrectly listed in an earlier version of this article.