Girls soccer roundup
Wiesbaden scores early and often
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 29, 2014
Janice Teschner knows her way around a soccer field. Specifically, she knows the way to the net.
The Wiesbaden Warriors junior forward scored her third, fourth and fifth goals of the young season on Saturday to pace a 9-0 rout of the overmatched Bitburg Barons.
Teschner, who made the All-Europe team as a sophomore last season, has scored five goals in just two games to date, including two last weekend against Black Forest Academy and three more Saturday versus the Barons.
But Teschner wasn’t the only Warrior to launch an attack. Rachel Braun scored three goals of her own and Leah Rojas scored twice as Wiesbaden improved to 2-0 on the season.
The Warriors will deploy their Teschner-led offense against their first Division I opponent when their schedule resumes after spring break. Wiesbaden hosts Vilseck on April 18.
Lakenheath 3, AFNORTH 1: Friday at Brunssum, Netherlands, Joleena Dailey scored twice and Ilee Taylor added a goal as the visiting Lancers turned a scoreless halftime tie into a victory.
Camelia Brind’Amour-Riffou scored off a Cassidy Harless assist for AFNORTH.
AFNORTH 7, Menwith Hill 0: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the Lions responded to the previous day’s disappointment with a shutout victory over the Division III Mustangs.
Brind’Amour Riffou had a foot in five goals, scoring two and assisting on three, and Samantha Stanton scored three goals to lead the Lion outburst.
The Lions are 3-1 on the season.
Patch 5, Ansbach 0: Saturday at Ansbach, the defending Division I champions blanked the Cougars.
Kelsey Ortwein dished out four assists for the Panthers.
Patch can now look forward to spring break, and then the premier game of its regular-season schedule. The Panthers visit Ramstein in a rematch of last year’s Division I European championship game on April 18.
Lakenheath 2, SHAPE 2: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, Begona Rodriguez Bravo scored a second-half goal for the host Spartans to force a tie.
Bravo scored both SHAPE goals on the game, one on an assist from Karoline Soerensen.
Nikki Rodriguez and Madeline Franke found the net for the Lancers, who held a 2-1 halftime lead.
Both goalies enjoyed strong outings. Lakenheath’s Yesim Miller made six saves, while SHAPE’s Liz Hobbs made five.
Naples 5, Sigonella 2: The Division II dynasty lives on. But it wasn’t easy.
Katie Cauble scored a pair of first-half goals for the Jaguars as the Division III upstart threatened an upset.
But the reigning champs were resilient. Naples scored two unanswered goals after halftime to extend a 3-2 lead and stay undefeated.
Desirae Carpenter and Tyler Treat scored two goals each and Isabella Lucy delivered three assists for the Wildcats.
Vicenza 5, AOSR 1: Saturday at Vicenza, Cougar star Alex Frank scored the game’s first four goals to set her team off to a runaway victory.
Emma Knapp assisted on three Cougar goals and Zakiya Folks made seven saves in goal as the 2013 Division II runner-up kept pace with the rival Wildcats in the standings.
Black Forest Academy 2, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Kandern, Germany, the host Falcons blanked the Bucs.
Anna Kragt and Lois Schotanus scored goals as BFA knocked off a suddenly formidable Baumholder team. The Bucs played DIvision I Kaiserslautern to a 4-4 tie last weekend and trailed just 1-0 at half Saturday, but couldn't rekindle the magic of the previous weekend.