Boys soccer roundup
ISB, Hohenfels claim regional crowns
Ramstein's Drew Guffey gets a shot off between the Kaiserslautern defense of Isaac Crouch, left, and Erik Langholz. The regular season finale ended 1-1, leaving the two teams tied in Region II at 4-0-1.
The International School of Brussels boys claimed the Region I big-schools title with a 4-0 road victory Saturday over the SHAPE Spartans.
ISB junior Alessandro Pryce, a 2011 All-Europe forward, scored all four goals, according to SHAPE coach Tony Harris, as the Raiders (5-0-1 overall and 4-0-0 in league play), who next are ticketed for the European Division I tournament May 21-24 in the Ramstein-Kaiserslautern area, handed SHAPE its first regional loss of the season.
SHAPE, which is scheduled to contest the European D-II tournament May 21-24 at the same locations as the D-I teams, completed the regular season 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the region.
In other boys’ soccer of note:
Hohenfels 7, Bamberg 1: Saturday at Bamberg, the Tigers, a Division II school, wrapped up the Region III crown behind two goals each from Devon Fluker and Andre Walker.
Fluker also dished out two assists, and Xavier Davis added a goal and an assist to help Hohenfels, which is scheduled to play in the European D-II tournament, close its regular season 6-1 overall and 5-1in the region. Bamberg, bound for the European D-III event at the same time and place as the D-I and II tourneys, fell to 0-7, 0-5.
Ramstein 1, Kaiserslautern 1: Saturday at Kaiserslautern, Drew Guffey ran onto a long ball 15 seconds into the game to put the Royals up 1-0, only to see K-town’s Scott Hinrichsen bag the equalizer 20 minutes later.
“The second half was fairly even,” emailed coach Ken Robinson, whose Red Raiders closed their regular season unbeaten at 5-0-2 overall and 4-0-1 in Region II, “as K-town played very defensively while Ramstein tried to control the midfield.
The outcome left the neighborhood rivals tied for the regional crown. Ramstein finished the regular season 5-1-1, 4-0-1. Next up for both is the European Division I tournament.
Heidelberg 7, Ansbach 0: Saurday at Ansbach, the Lions prevailed by the seven-goal courtesy-rule margin well before the game’s halfway mark.
Andrew Guelle scored four of the goals which counted in the romp, which boosted the Lions to a 4-1-2 overall mark and a 4-1-1 Region III record.
Next up for Heidelberg is the European Division I tournament; Ansbach (1-6, 1-5) is bound for the European D-II event.
Patch 2, Vilseck 2: Saturday at Vilseck, the Patch defense came up big enough to earn the tie.
“Patch played an extremely solid fundamental game and was able to control the middle of the field and possession for much of the game,” Vilseck coach John Sabala wrote in an email report, “which made it difficult for the Vilseck offense to get going.”
It was the third consecutive game the Falcons, who got both their Saturday goals from Sage Thornbrugh, have struggled offensively. In its past three games, Vilseck, which opened the season 4-0 and winning by an average score of 8.5-0, has scored just five times in going 1-1-1.
Christian Harvey and Nick Gulbronson tallied for Patch, which concluded its regular season 3-1-3 overall and 3-1-2 in Region III. Vilseck, which will join the Panthers in the D-I tournament next week, finished the regular season 5-1-1, 4-1-1.