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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Luke Croucher scored three goals Friday as Lakenheath defeated Ramstein Royals 3-0 in boys high school soccer.

Croucher scored twice in the first half, and Lakenheath goalkeeper Chris Beets posted his second straight shutout.

Lakenheath took a 3-0 overall record and 2-0 Division I mark into Saturday’s scheduled game at Kaiserslautern. At press time Saturday, however, Stars and Stripes had received no report on that game.

Also unreported in Division I were the results of Division I co-leader Heidelberg’s game at Würzburg on Saturday and Ramstein’s visit to International School of Brussels.

London Central 1, Brussels 1

HIGH WYCOMBE, England — London Central failed to win for the first time this season as the referee declared the game over at the end of regulation.

DODDS-Europe schools usually play up to two five-minute overtime periods when games are tied after regulation, but that didn’t happen Saturday. If the score is still tied after overtime, conference games such as this Division III-North contest are usually decided by a shootout whose outcome is used solely to break ties in league standings at season’s end.

“I don’t know why we didn’t play overtime,” said London Central coach Fredo Ontiveros, “but no one complained.”

Jeremy Tibbetts, assisted by Steven Cusumano, opened the scoring for London Central with just 3:13 played, but Brussels tied the game just over 10 minutes later and the game stayed that way for the rest of the 80 minutes.

According to Ontiveros, strong defense by fullback Brian Cooney and midfielder Erica Tibbetts was vital in preserving the tie.

London Central, 3-0-1, is idle this week; Brussels (1-1-1) visits Menwith Hill on Saturday.

Mannheim 3, Vilseck 2

VILSECK, Germany — Luis Dawiczyk scored all three goals as Mannheim stayed atop the Division II race with its third one-goal victory of the season.

Mannheim, which hadn’t played in three weeks, got eight saves from Thomas Elon in improving to 3-0. Mannheim hosts Hanau this week.

Wally Gaffney and James Van Patton scored for Vilseck (0-2). The Falcons host Bitburg on Saturday.

Bamberg 4, Hohenfels 2

HOHENFELS, Germany — Collins Wonzina scored two of his three goals in the final eight minutes as Bamberg won its second game in a row and handed Hohenfels its first loss of the season.

Perry Helton had scored twice for Hohenfels (3-1 overall, 2-1 in III-South play) as the teams battled to a 2-2 halftime tie.

The Barons improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.


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