Europe girls soccer: Ramstein shuts out ISB
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Unbeaten Ramstein blanked the International School of Brussels 3-0 Saturday for its third shutout in four games this season.
All-Europe striker Mari Shakir scored twice and second-team All-European Melissa Hirzel embellished her sparkling midfield play by scoring Ramstein’s third goal as the Lady Royals improved to 4-0.
Jennie Rindfleish registered the shutout in goal.
Next up for Ramstein is a showdown game at home Saturday against Wiesbaden, also unbeaten in conference play.
It was the first loss of the season for ISB (1-1-1).
In other girls games of note:
Bitburg shocks Hanau
At Hanau, Germany, Jackie Ventrice scored two first-half goals as previously winless Bitburg stunned previously unbeaten Hanau 2-1 on Saturday.
Danielle Milford led the defense for the Lady Barons, who held Hanau’s high-scoring, All-Europe striker Kyri Bye-Nagel to an assist on Chanel Basknight’s second-half goal.
Bitburg, which lost its first two games of the season, tied Vilseck 1-1 on the road on Friday and improved to 1-1-2. Hanau, with a tie at defending Division II champ Black Forest Academy the only previous blemish on its record, fell to 1-1-1.
AFNORTH edges Mannheim
At Mannheim, Germany, AFNORTH improved to 3-0 with a 1-0 victory.
Maddie Westerfield scored an unassisted goal for the Lions, who were scheduled to play unbeaten defending Division II champion Black Forest Academy at Mannheim on Saturday. No report on that game was received by presstime Saturday.
Mannheim (0-3-1) got outstanding play from midfielder Allison Mayfield and defender Jacky Wallace, according to Lady Bison coach John Crockett.
Alconbury blanks Menwith Hill
At RAF Alconbury, England, Caitlin Laingen scored twice and assisted on a goal as the Dragons pummeled Menwith Hill 6-0 in a nonconference game between Division III-North foes.
Alconbury (2-0-1 overall) will open its conference schedule on Saturday at Brussels. Menwith Hill (0-3-1 overall and 0-1 in III-North) is idle until May 6.
Giessen edges Hohenfels
At Hohenfels, Germany, Giessen keeper Pia Coffman made 15 saves, and Amanda Gray and Katherine Seitz provided goals in the visitors’ 2-1 III-South victory.
Giessen (2-1-1), improved to 2-0 in III-South and will host Ansbach on Friday in a showdown for the league lead. Hohenfels is 0-3.
Sigonella romps past AOSR
At Sigonella, Italy, Whitney Lynch scored three times and added an assist Saturday in a 5-1 victory over the American Overseas School of Rome.
Sigonella is 2-1.