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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Mike Hossack banged home a second-half penalty kick Saturday to give the Ramstein Royals a 1-1 tie with the defending seven-time European Division I champion Heidelberg Lions.

All-Europe senior Paul Berger scored Heidelberg’s goal in the opening 40 minutes and led his team with “great defensive play,” according to Ramstein coach Dan Nukala. Ramstein improved to 2-0-1 in D-I play and stayed tied with the Lions atop the D-I standings.

Rob Modlin led the defensive stand for the Royals, whose keeper, Justin Mackey, turned away 15 Heidelberg shots. One of them, Nukala said, was a defeat-defying point-blank rejection.

Heidelberg will host Würzburg (1-3) next Saturday; Ramstein entertains ISB (1-1).

In other boys’ games Saturday:

Griffins roll on

BAUMHOLDER, Germany — The Giessen Griffins, behind Anthony Moore’s hat trick, improved to 3-0, 2-0 in Division III-South with a 4-1 victory over the Baumholder Bucs.

Gerard Hicks also scored for Giessen, which held Baumholder’s All-Europe ace Riky Reyna to just one goal. Reyna scored five times in his previous outing, a 6-6 tie March 27 against Bamberg.

The margin would have been larger, Baumholder coach Dave Schwab said, had not Baumholder fullback Kevin Royal cleared two Giessen shots off the goal. Baumholder (0-1-2, 0-1-1 in III-South) travels to Ansbach this Saturday. Giessen is scheduled to play at winless Bad Aibling.

Wolves rout Red Raiders

WüRZBURG, Germany — Christian Purdin scored three times and Daniel Orbe twice as the Würzburg Wolves savaged the visiting Kaiserslautern Red Raiders 7-0.

Brad Brown and Sam Ochinang also scored for the Wolves, who got three assists from Tyler Bivens and two more from Purdin. Orbe, along with Sergio Ochoa, also registered assists for the Wolves (1-3).

Next up for K-town (0-3) is a trip to Lakenheath; Würzburg travels to Heidelberg.

Hanau, Mannheim tie

HANAU, Germany — The Mannheim Bison needed an own-goal from Hanau to remain unbeaten in a 3-3 tie with the Panthers.

All-Europe basketball star Marcus Fontanez had a pair of goals for Hanau (0-1-2); Robert O’Doherty scored the Bisons’ other two goals. Mannheim (2-0-1) hosts Vilseck this Saturday; Hanau travels to SHAPE.

Vilseck keeps pace in D-II

BITBURG AIR BASE, Germany — Goals from Jonathan Reilly and Prince Osaing allowed the Vilseck Falcons stay in the D-II race with a 2-1 victory over the Bitburg Barons.

Ryan Dumas scored for Bitburg (0-3). Dumas has scored in all three games for the Barons, who travel to Black Forest Academy this week. Vilseck (2-1) plays at Mannheim.

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