Europe boys soccer: ISB defeats Würzburg, keeps control of destiny
The International School of Brussels beat visiting Würzburg 7-0 Saturday to remain unbeaten and in control of its own destiny with two games to go in the Division I boys soccer race.
Yuri Pereira scored in the 10th and 13th minutes to get ISB started. It was called by the seven-goal courtesy rule early in the second half after Chris Ireland scored in the 46th and 47th minutes, and Colin Conway added the coup de grâce eight minutes later.
ISB (5-0, 4-0 Div. I) moves on to games at Lakenheath this Saturday and at Ramstein on May 13.
“We need tests like those to get us ready for the European tournament,” ISB coach Philippe Kaisin said. “We’ll be playing there without some of our seniors, who’ll be taking (international baccalaureate) tests that week.”
Kaisin appeared unfazed about plugging those holes before the May 17-20 tournament.
“We have time to get some things worked out,” he said.
In other boys games of note:
Ramstein 2, Lakenheath 1At Ramstein, Chris Maxey and Michael Soto gave the Royals a 2-0 lead as Ramstein (4-0-1, 4-0 in Div. I) held off Lakenheath during the final 10 minutes.
According to Ramstein coach Dan Nukala, Genesis Bernat and Alex Hooper were instrumental in keeping Lakenheath close.
Brussels 6, Menwith Hill 0; AFNORTH 7, Menwith Hill 0At Brussels, Paul Moseman scored three times to lift the Brigands to victory in the first of three straight Division III-North games. Brussels (3-1-2, 1-0 III-North) plays at London Central on Friday and at Alconbury on Saturday to conclude its regular season.
The loss concluded a shutout weekend for Menwith Hill (0-5, 0-1). The Mustangs fell at AFNORTH 7-0 on Friday.
In that game, ended in under 36 minutes by the seven-goal mercy rule, David Pohl scored four goals and assisted on two. Chris Eden added a goal and two assists and Tobias Schick a goal and an assist.
“Menwith Hill ran into an AFNORTH team preparing for a critical match (Saturday) against SHAPE,” AFNORTH coach Greg Blankenship wrote in an e-mail. “… Eden … Shick and … Pohl worked well together in the new 4-3-3 set and dominated the offensive side of the pitch.”
AFNORTH 2, SHAPE 0At SHAPE, Belgium, AFNORTH won the showdown battle in Division II-North on goals by Pohl and Ben Peters, who played well enough on defense to draw praise from SHAPE coach Tony Blasio.
SHAPE (3-1-1, 2-1-1) lost for the first time this season as AFNORTH (2-0-2 conference) moved into first place in II-North.
Hohenfels 6, Bamberg 2At Hohenfels, Rey Marshall scored twice as the Tigers moved to 2-0 in the Division III-South race.
Kenny Oberlin had a goal and two assists for Hohenfels (3-1, 2-0 II-South). Jacob Dominic had a goal and an assist for Bamberg (2-2, 2-1).
Naples 4, Aviano 0At Aviano, Chris Campos scored two goals, and Daniel Rubia and Lupe Flores each scored one for Naples (4-1-0).
Aviano (0-4) might have been in worse trouble without its scrambling sweeper, Mike LeGree, who made five saves. Marco Cantanese headed a ball off the goal line for a save to add to the eight made by Aviano keeper Josh Kelsey.
Giessen 4, Ansbach 0At Giessen, Sean Welston scored twice, and Gerard Hicks added a goal and an assist as the Griffins earned their first III-South victory of the season after two league losses.