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Menwith Hill's Jennifer Abing, left, and Brussels' Brianna Fitch battle for the ball during the girls title game in the DODDS-Europe Division IV soccer tournament in Ramstein, Germany, on Friday. Brussels defeated Menwith Hill 5-1.

Menwith Hill's Jennifer Abing, left, and Brussels' Brianna Fitch battle for the ball during the girls title game in the DODDS-Europe Division IV soccer tournament in Ramstein, Germany, on Friday. Brussels defeated Menwith Hill 5-1. (Raymond T. Conway / S&S)

Editor’s Note: A correction for this story has been issued since its original publication.

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Brianna Fitch and Michelle Rosas each scored twice Friday as Brussels repeated as Division IV girls soccer champion with a 5-1 victory over Menwith Hill in the title game.

“They’re just great players,” Brussels coach Brandy Witmer said. “I told them every time you’re in front, take the shot.”

Rosas scored the opening goal at the 12-minute mark by putting a shot into the upper right corner of the goal. Christine Exner’s goal then made it 2-0.

Fitch scored her first goal from 20 yards out.

Rosas scored again after some quick moves to make it 4-0 at halftime.

“The offense was terrific,” Witmer said. “The defense was strong. They say offense sells tickets and defense wins games. You know what? They both did a great job.”

Menwith Hill’s Nicole Romero got her team’s only goal early in the second half by kicking the ball into the bottom right corner.

Following the final whistle, the girls shook hands and Brussels paid respect to Menwith Hill by shouting “Lady Mustangs.”

Friday’s meeting was the fourth of the season between the teams. The Lady Brigands topped the Lady Mustangs 3-1 on March 25 and the squads tied on April 29. They met in earlier tournament play Thursday with Brussels earning a 2-1 victory.

The road to Brussels’ repeat included victories over Ankara, Iceland, Menwith Hill and Giessen in this year’s tournament.

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