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The SHAPE Spartans stayed unbeaten overall and in Division II-North with a 3-0 home victory Saturday over Mannheim.

“The score does not tell the story,” SHAPE coach Tony Blasio said in an e-mail. He called the contest “a relatively even, hard-fought game.”

Goalkeeper Phillip Border made five saves for SHAPE (3-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 in Division II-North), but Blasio said Claudio Citta and Ole Olsen also deserved credit for the shutout.

“Matt Benoit of Mannheim (0-3-1, 0-2-1) also played a fantastic game,” he said.

In other boys games of note as the DODDS spring sports season resumed Saturday:

Brussels 3, London Central 3At Brussels, Logan Quinn of Brussels and Jonathan Stimell each scored twice in a nonconference game between III-North foes.

Cameron Gill scored in the 58th minute, before Stimmell scored in the 65th and 87th minutes to complete London Central’s comeback from a 3-0 deficit.

Aviano 5, Sigonella 1At Aviano, Italy, Chris Diaz scored twice, and Dante Rankin had a goal and an assist, but coach Steve Stanley was more impressed with his team’s defense.

“I finally got the defensive order I wanted,” he said after the first victory of the season for Aviano (1-2). “It felt good that we could contain them.”

Lakenheath 4, Kaiserslautern 2At Lakenheath, England, Derek Dean scored three times as the Lancers improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Division I.

“Our fullbacks (Alex Hooper and Andrew Tygett) kept the game under control for us,” Lakenheath coach Garrett Billington said.

Ramstein 2, Wiesbaden 0At Wiesbaden, Dan Whitney scored a goal and assisted on the other as the defending European Division I champions upped their overall mark to 3-0-1 and their conference record to 3-0.

Wiesbaden fell to 1-3 overall and in Division I.

BFA 5, Vilseck 0At Vilseck, five players scored for Black Forest Academy (3-0-1, 2-0-1).

Tim Bruce took seven shots on goal for Vilseck (0-3, 0-3), but freshman keeper Nathan Krause, who made 13 saves, stopped them all. His opposite number, Eric Ruzicka, made 23 saves for Vilseck before moving forward for the final 10 minutes.

Patch 3, Hanau 0At Hanau, Kenneth Lile scored a goal and added an assist, and Archie Barnes made 10 saves for Patch (2-2 overall and 2-1 in II-South).

Gregg Ullman and Tony Gorry anchored the defense in front of Barnes. Hanau fell to 2-1-1 and 1-1-1.


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