Europe boys soccer: Bamberg’s Wonzina scores another four
BAMBERG, Germany — Collins Wonzina continued his assault on the DODDS scoring record book Saturday, scoring four goals and assisting on one as Bamberg defeated Baumholder 6-3 in boys high school soccer.
Wonzina, a native of Ghana who joined his U.S. Army father in Bamberg three years ago, scored on a first-half penalty kick, then added three goals after intermission. In four games this season, Wonzina, who has yet to play an entire game, has scored 15 times.
The Barons are 4-0 going into nonconference games Friday and Saturday at home against London Central and at Hohenfels.
Baumholder remained winless and hosts Ansbach on Saturday.
AFNORTH stays perfect
At Mannheim, Germany, the AFNORTH Lions got two goals from Mike Kincaid and a goal and an assist from Anwar Schouwe on Friday to defeat Mannheim 4-1 and stay unbeaten atop the Division II standings.
Despite the three-goal margin, the game was hard-fought, according to Mannheim coach Martin Goering, who noted that AFNORTH’s last two scores came in the final five minutes as his team was pressing forward in an attempt to erase a 2-1 deficit.
“We played our best game of the season against the best team we’ve played,” Goering said. “Charles Maskell controlled the scoring machine Pal Skangen all day, and on offense, Robert O’Doherty and Ricky Gardner gave AFNORTH big problems.”
AFNORTH was to return to the same field on Saturday and face a stern test against defending European Division II champion Black Forest Academy. No report on that game was received before presstime Saturday.
Mannheim (1-2-1) next plays Saturday, at home against Hanau.
Royals outslug ISB
At the International School of Brussels in Belgium, the home team’s Emanuel Deduonni and Ramstein’s Marcus Rodriguez each scored three goals — but Rodriguez had more support as Ramstein claimed a 6-4 Division I victory over ISB (1-3, 1-2 Div. I).
Jason Pollock added two goals for Ramstein (3-1, 2-1), which led 3-2 at halftime.
Warriors blank Lakenheath
At RAF Lakenheath, England, defenders Collin Limes, Paul Fry and Chris Kitterman made Matt Alexander’s first-half goal stand up in Wiesbaden’s 1-0 Division I victory over Lakenheath (2-1, 1-1 Div. I).
Alexander scored off a feed from Jay Parker in the early going, but the Warriors (2-2, 2-1) could muster nothing else against the Lancer defense.
At Heidelberg, Germany, Kevin Thorne, Sean Kerber, Xavier Otero and Jack Smrekar provided the goals as the Lions shut out Würzburg 4-0 and remained unbeaten in their quest for an unprecedented ninth straight European Division I crown.
Heidelberg, which hasn’t given up a goal this season, improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in D-1.Würzburg is 1-3.
Hanau thumps Bitburg
At Hanau, Germany, sweeper Marcus Fontanez scored three times, and striker Emanuel Appiah had two goals as the Panthers routed Bitburg 7-2.
It was the first victory in three tries for Hanau. Bitburg is 0-2-1.