Black's a scoring machine for Alconbury
Jeff Black posted his second hat trick in as many days Saturday to lift the Alconbury Dragons to a 4-2 road victory over the Brussels Brigands.
“The team was led by the solid defense of Tyler Grissett and the relentless effort up top by Jeff Black,” and email report of the game quoted Alconbury coach Jeffrey Black as saying.
Black and Grissett, both returning All-Europeans, also stood out in Friday’s 5-4 loss at AFNORTH. Black scored three times and Grissett assisted on one of those and tallied himself in the loss to the Lions, who are among the favorites for the European D-II crown in May.
Ryan Mantell added a goal and an assist to the Alconbury cause on Saturday as the Dragons improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Region I.
Brussels fell to 0-2 overall and in the region.
In other boys’ soccer of note:
Kaiserslautern 3, Lakenheath 0: Saturday at Kaiserslautern, Cody Tremaine scored two goals and assisted on Scott Hinrichsen’s tally as the Red Raiders improved to 3-0 going into the spring-break pause.
Lakenheath (0-3) goes into the holidays oh-for-Germany after suffering their second straight shutout. The Lancers fell 6-0 Friday in Ramstein in the two schools’ battle for the Cross of St. George flag.
Wiesbaden 3, SHAPE 2: Friday at Mons, Belgium, Dwayne Blake scored twice and Ryan Fisico added a goal to help the Warriors to their first victory of the season.
The loss was the first of the campaign for SHAPE (2-1), which trailed 3-0 before rallying for 65th- and 66th-minute goals.
Patch 0, Heidelberg 0: Saturday at Heidelberg, the Panthers rebounded from the previous week’s 2-0 loss at Hohenfels, by packing the back to frustrate their hosts’ offense.
“Heidelberg dominated,” Lions’ coach Enrique John said by telephone about his attack led by Vinnie Harrington, Andrew Guelle and Daniel Morris, “but Patch played 10 men in the back.”
Still, “it was a good game,” John concluded.
Baumholder 3, Menwith Hill 2: Saturday at Menwith Hill, Franck Antangana struck for two first-half goals, and Pablo Martinez added the clincher after intermission to lift the Bucs to their first victory of the season at the expense of their winless hosts.
Naples 3, Vicenza 3: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to salvage the tie behind goals from Krste Maleski, Brenton Bonnema and Eddy Allen.
Naples evened its season record at 1-1-1; Vicenza fell to 0-1-2 despite two goals from Ronaldo Reyter and a third from Ramstey Marsee.
Vilseck 7, Bamberg 0: Friday at Vilseck, Sage Thornbrugh scored four times as the potent Falcons posted their third shutout victory in as many games this season.
Pierre Elysee added two goals and Tyler Lewis a goal and an assist for Vilseck, which has outscored three foes by an aggregate score of 21-0 this season.
Joshua Hoffman handed out two assists for Vilseck.