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Bamberg's Collins Wonzina opened his season by scoring 10 goals in two games as the Barons overwhelmed Alconbury 9-3 on Friday and Menwith Hill 8-1 on Saturday.

Bamberg's Collins Wonzina opened his season by scoring 10 goals in two games as the Barons overwhelmed Alconbury 9-3 on Friday and Menwith Hill 8-1 on Saturday. (Stars and Stripes)

Bamberg's Collins Wonzina opened his season by scoring 10 goals in two games as the Barons overwhelmed Alconbury 9-3 on Friday and Menwith Hill 8-1 on Saturday.

Bamberg's Collins Wonzina opened his season by scoring 10 goals in two games as the Barons overwhelmed Alconbury 9-3 on Friday and Menwith Hill 8-1 on Saturday. (Stars and Stripes)

Giessen's Sean Walton tries to fire a shot as Brussels' Brian Kalakulla defends during a high school soccer game Friday in Giessen, Germany. The teams played to 1-1 tie.

Giessen's Sean Walton tries to fire a shot as Brussels' Brian Kalakulla defends during a high school soccer game Friday in Giessen, Germany. The teams played to 1-1 tie. (Raymond T. Conway / S&S)

Brussels' Logan Quinn hits a header as teammate Matt Oppenheim looks on Friday in Giessen, Germany.

Brussels' Logan Quinn hits a header as teammate Matt Oppenheim looks on Friday in Giessen, Germany. (Raymond T. Conway / S&S)

Brussels' Lonnie Ruffin leaps high to hit a header as Giessen's Brian Heller falls Friday in Giessen, Germany.

Brussels' Lonnie Ruffin leaps high to hit a header as Giessen's Brian Heller falls Friday in Giessen, Germany. (Raymond T. Conway / S&S)

Bamberg All-European Collins Wonzina opened his season by scoring 10 goals in two games as the Barons overwhelmed Alconbury 9-3 on Friday and Menwith Hill 8-1 on Saturday.

Wonzina, a senior who averaged two goals per game last season, scored five in each victory and gave the impression, at least, that he could have tallied a few more.

According to Bamberg coach Wade Krauchi, Wonzina came off the bench to score Bamberg’s first four goals in Friday’s game, then tallied all five in the first half of Saturday’s game.

“He has to be the most outstanding player in Europe,” Krauchi said.

Wonzina’s outbursts overshadowed what ordinarily would have been spotlight-grabbing efforts by his teammates. Alex Hodge scored twice in each game and had three assists on Saturday. All-Europe second-team sweeper Christian Peel, also a senior who came of the bench against Alconbury, posted two assists on Friday and led the defense both days.

Both games were nonconference. The Barons open their Division III-South season when they host Ansbach on April 16.

In other boys games of note:

Aviano edges Naples: At Naples, Italy, Mike Legree fed the ball to Junior Valez for a second-half game-winner as Aviano beat Naples 1-0 and improved its American Schools in Italy League record to 3-0 going into a Thursday home game against perennial power Milan.

“It was a nice physical game,” Aviano coach Steve Stanley said. “We had a lot of good midfield play which kept them from scoring.”

Naples fell to 0-2 on the season and hosts the American Overseas School of Rome on Thursday.

Lancers blank Würzburg: At RAF Lakenheath, England, Bandan Payne registered a goal and an assist as the Lancers downed Würzburg 3-0 in the D-I opener for both teams.

Lakenheath (2-0 overall, 1-0 in D-I), dominated play, according to coach Garrett Billington, peppering Würzburg goalkeeper Patrick Brown with “uncountable shots on goal.”

“He played a great game,” Billington said of Brown, who officially was credited with 10 saves in Würzburg’s season opener.

Hohenfels downs III-North pair: At Hohenfels, Germany, Darren Hawkins banged home a penalty kick with no time left Saturday to give the Tigers a 2-1 victory over the visiting Alconbury Dragons.

It was Hawkins’ second goal of the game and allowed Hohenfels, which outgunned Menwith Hill 6-0 on Friday behind two goals each from Hawkins and Anthony Marshall, to improve its season mark to 2-0.

Hohenfels opens its III-South season Thursday at Ansbach.

Giessen, Brussels tie: At Giessen, Germany, Brussels held Giessen scoring ace Kevin Breisch to a single goal Friday and tied their hosts 1-1.

Briesch converted a first-half pass from Daniel Newport for the opening goal, and Mike Hebing scored the equalizer just before halftime.

Giessen keeper Chris La Van made 20 saves on the day.

Division I

Lakenheath 3, Würzburg 0

(Saturday at Lakenheath)

Halftime:Lakenheath 1, Würzburg 0. Goals: Ben Green, Brandan Payne, Chris Perez. Assist: Payne. Saves: Würzburg (Patrick Brown) 10; Lakenheath (Tyler Keith) 5. Noteworthy: Lakenheath, which according to Lancer coach Garrett Billington dominated the pitch, improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in D-I and next plays on April 23 when it hosts Wiesbaden.

Division II

Vilseck 2, Mannheim 0

(Saturday at Vilseck)

Halftime:Vilseck 2, Mannheim 0. Goals: D.J. Rodgers, Steven Tracy. Assist: Charles Osiang. Saves: Mannheim unavailable; Vilseck (Kevin Pollock) 12. Noteworthy: Mannheim coach Martin Goering cited defensive efforts of sweeper Charles Maskell and defender Nana Atuobi as well as hard work up front by Robert O’Doherty and Brandon Ohlendorf. Vilseck’s defense was led by Jamaal Johnson. Next up for Vilseck (2-0) is a game at defending European D-2 champion Black Forest Academy on April 16; Mannheim (1-1) hosts Patch on Thursday. JV: 3-3.

Division III

Hohenfels 6, Menwith Hill 0

(Nonconference game Friday at Hohenfels)

Halftime:Hohenfels 4, Menwith Hill 0. Goals: Darren Hawkins 2, Anthony Marshall 2, Michael Hoss, Lucas Hoss. Assists-None. Saves-Mehwith Hill (Ian Lange) 16; Hohenfels (Matt Blancett 4, Kenny Oberlin 3) 7. Noteworthy: According to Hohenfels coach Shawn Rodman, Jimmy Pietras and Karl Hoeh played well on defense.

Hohenfels 2, Alconbury 1

(Nonconference game Saturday at Hohenfels)

Halftime-1-1. Goals: Alc: Dominic Scherenko; Hoh: Darren Hawkins 2. Assists: Alc: Andrew Hunt; Hoh: Anthiny Marshall. Saves: Alconbury (David Schiller) 15; Hohenfels (Matt Blancett 15, Kenny Oberlin 5) 20. Noteworthy: Hohenfels improved to 2-0 overall going into Thursday’s III-South conference opener at Ansbach. Alconbury (0-2) opens its III-North schedule on Thursday at London Central.

Giessen 2, Ansbach 1

(Nonconference game Saturday at Ansbach)

Halftime:Giessen 1, Ansbach 0. Goals: Gies: Kevin Breisch 2; Ansb: Ben Rauschkolb. Assists: Gies: Gerard Hicks 2; Ansb: Sean Lumley. Saves: Giessen (Chris La Van) 2; Ansbach (Sean Loughran) 20. Noteworthy: Game was first of season for Ansbach. Giessen (2-1-1 overall) hosts Baumholder on Thursday in its III-South opener.

Giessen 1, Brussels 1

(Nonconference game Friday at Giessen)

Halftime:1-1. Goals: Brus: Mike Hebing; Gies: Breisch. Assist: Gies: Daniel Newport. Saves: Brussels unavailable; Giessen (La Van) 20.

Bamberg 9, Alconbury 3

(Nonconference game Friday at Bamberg)

Halftime:Bamberg 4, Alconbury 1. Goals: Alc: Scherenko 2, Max Beuning; Bamb: Collins Wonzina 5, Alex Hodge 2, Max Bullimore, Paul Martiz. Assists: Bamb: Christian Peel 2, T'Andre Stuckey 2. Saves: Alconbury (Schiller) 10; Bamberg unavailable.

Bamberg 8, Menwith Hill 1

(Nonconference game Saturday at Bamberg)

Halftime:Bamberg 6, Menwith Hill 0. Goals: MH: Ryan Gimmy; Bamb: Wonzina 5, Hodge 2, Maritz. Assists: Hodge 3. Saves: Menwith Hill (Ian Lange) 15; Bamberg (Kris Starr 4, Chris Ficus 6) 10. Noteworthy: According to Bamberg coach Wade Krauchi, sweeper Peel and senior defender Jesus Nunez led the defense. Bamberg (2-0) is idle until an April 16 home game against Ansbach, the III-South opener for both.

Brussels 3, Baumholder 0

(Nonconference game Saturday at Baumholder)

Halftime:Brussels 3, Baumholder 0. Goals: Logan Quinn 2, Matt Oppenheim. Assists: None. Saves: Brussels (Jake Williamson) 4; Baumholder (James Lampe 6, James Dickerson 3, Sean Kennedy 1) 10. Noteworthy: Dickerson came on to replace Lampe in the Baumholder net after an injury, according to Baumholder coach David Schwab, and Kennedy is a midfielder who deflected a shot in front of an open goal. Game was first of season for Baumholder, which plays a III-South game at Giessen on Thursday. Brussels (2-0-1 overall and 1-0 in III-North) is idle until April 23.

Italy

Aviano 1, Naples 0

(Saturday at Naples)

Halftime: 0-0. Goal: Junior Valez. Assist: Mike Legree. Saves: Aviano (Brian Bell) 5; Naples unavailable. Noteworthy: According to Naples coach Peter Nagafuchi, Naples launched 20 shots on goal to 8 for Aviano. Aviano, which improved to 3-0 for the season, next hosts Milan on Thursday. Naples (0-2) hosts American Overseas School of Rome the same day.


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