Europe girls soccer: Ramstein, Heidelberg keep showdown in play
Unbeaten Ramstein and Heidelberg posted dominating high school soccer shutouts as they moved one step closer to a possible Division I-deciding regular-season finale May 13 at Heidelberg.
At Heidelberg on Saturday, sophomore Ana Anger and her defensive cohort Fallon Puppolo anchored an impenetrable defense in the Lady Lions’ 3-0 victory over previously unbeaten Kaiserslautern.
“We dominated the game with passing,” Heidelberg coach Jim McCauley said by telephone. “It broke them down. After we scored in the 17th minute, we controlled the game thereafter.”
The victory, behind goals by Nikki Strange, Leslie Campbell and Lauren Brousseau and an assist from Puppolo, leaves Heidelberg 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Division I going into this Saturday’s game at Lakenheath.
Friday afternoon at Ramstein, Lauren Williams scored in the sixth minute to get the Lady Royals off to a 5-0 victory.
Ramstein coach Ricardo Buitrago praised Williams’ offensive showing, along with the defense of Jennie Rindfleisch, Allison Luthman and Jessica Cloma as the Lady Royals improved to 4-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 in league play.
In other girls games of note Saturday:
ISB 7, Würzburg 0At Brussels, Mimi Bergman and Paula Oliveira each scored twice in a game International School of Brussels (3-2, 2-2) led 5-0 at halftime.
Würzburg is 0-5.
Aviano 2, Naples 0At Aviano, All-Europe sophomore striker Anna Schrader scored two unassisted goals to put the Saints in the driver’s seat for a fifth straight American Schools in Italy League regular-season title.
Aviano played so well defensively that goalkeeper Cheri McNeely was called upon for only three saves.
AFNORTH 1, Menwith Hill 0At Brunssum, Netherlands, Maddie Westerfield’s first-half goal stood up against Menwith Hill.
Bamberg 2, Hohenfels 2At Hohenfels, Lois Ann De Lass and Jen Pietras scored second-half goals for the Tigers (1-2-1, 1-0-1 III-South). Marisa Black scored a goal for Bamberg (3-0-1, 2-0-1), which got its first score on a Hohenfels own goal.
Mannheim 1, Bitburg 1At Mannheim, Brooke Couch’s goal, off an assist from Sarah Griggs, allowed the Lady Bison (2-0-2) to retain the lead in Division II-North.
Mona Khalifeh, off a feed from Sidnei Banks, scored for Bitburg, 1-1-2 in league play.
Patch 3, BFA 2At Kandern, Germany, Kate Frasca, Lauren Elton and Maggie Mae Redmond each scored as the Lady Panthers held off Black Forest Academy’s second-half comeback.
Patch (4-1, 4-0 in II-South) led 2-0 at halftime.
Hanau 2, Vilseck 0At Hanau, Kyri Bye-Nagel scored both goals for Hanau (4-1, 3-1 in II-South).
Kate Macagnan, who assisted on one of Bye-Nagel’s goals, drew praise from coach Sam Cassou for her midfield play.