Europe boys soccer: Heidelberg’s Kerber scores five more goals
Sean Kerber continued his scoring barrage Saturday with five goals in the Heidelberg Lions’ 7-0 Division I courtesy-rule victory over Wiesbaden in Heidelberg.
“He sees the game well,” Heidelberg JV coach Brian Zimmer said of Kerber, who scored all of the Lions’ goals last week in a 4-0 victory over Patch.
Vince Crepeau scored once and assisted on two goals, and Ryan Puppolo picked up a goal and an assist.
Zimmer was just as impressed with the defensive work of Andrew Harrington, whose efforts required Heidelberg keeper Joe Wilhelm to make only four saves to preserve the shutout against the Warriors (0-2 overall, 0-2 Division I).
In other boys games of note Saturday:
Mannheim 3, AFNORTH 3At Mannheim, the Bison scored twice in the final 10 minutes to earn a tie.
“Our kids played great,” Mannheim volunteer coach Martin Goering said. “To be behind 3-1 to a team like AFNORTH with 10 minutes to go and come back is something.”
David Pohl scored the three AFNORTH goals, but Mannheim’s Nana Atuobi held Lions scoring threat Chris Eden to an assist.
“Atuobui did a great job,” Goering said. “He didn’t let Eden have anything.”
Rickey Gardner scored two Mannheim goals, including one he made by weaving through five AFNORTH players, Goering said.
Lakenheath 8, Würzburg 1Würzburg, Lakenheath opened its Division I season with a courtesy-rule victory over Würzburg (0-2, 0-2 D-I).
David Parent scored three times and Tom Remien twice for Lakenheath (2-0, 1-0).
ISB 6, Kaiserslautern 0At Kaiserslautern, International School of Brussels stayed atop the Division I standings with its second shutout in as many games.
Naples 2, Milan 0Italy, Chris Campos scored twice off feeds from Daniel Rubia to give the Wildcats a shutout over the defending European Division IV champion.
Naples (2-0) plays at Sigonella on Saturday before an April 6 date at three-time defending European Division III champion American Overseas School of Rome completes Naples’ slate against the league’s usually powerful private schools.
SHAPE 6, Bitburg 0At SHAPE, Belgium, the Spartans rebounded from the previous week’s tie at AFNORTH with a home victory that boosted their Division II mark to 1-0-1.
Fernando Barron scored three times for SHAPE.
Brussels 4, Menwith Hill 0At Menwith Hill, England, Paul Moseman scored two goals, and Matt Parker controlled the field for the Brigands, who were held to a home tie by Giessen in the season opener.
Giessen 3, Baumholder 2At Giessen, the Griffins (1-0-1) stayed unbeaten behind two goals and an assist from Kevin Breisch.
The nonconference game was Baumholder’s season opener.