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Menwith Hill's Nicole Romero gets past Alconbury's Brianna Smith, center, and Teresa Datar during an all-England Division IV semi-inal at the DODDS-Europe soccer championships in Ramstein on Thursday. Romero scored the first and third goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win.

Menwith Hill's Nicole Romero gets past Alconbury's Brianna Smith, center, and Teresa Datar during an all-England Division IV semi-inal at the DODDS-Europe soccer championships in Ramstein on Thursday. Romero scored the first and third goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Menwith Hill's Nicole Romero gets past Alconbury's Brianna Smith, center, and Teresa Datar during an all-England Division IV semi-inal at the DODDS-Europe soccer championships in Ramstein on Thursday. Romero scored the first and third goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win.

Menwith Hill's Nicole Romero gets past Alconbury's Brianna Smith, center, and Teresa Datar during an all-England Division IV semi-inal at the DODDS-Europe soccer championships in Ramstein on Thursday. Romero scored the first and third goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Rota's Keita Silk, right, gets a shot on goal ahead of Jimmy Pietras of Hohenfels in a wet Division III match in the DODDS-Europe soccer tournament in Kaiserslautern on Thursday. Rota came back from a 0-2 deficit to tie the game, before falling to Hohenfels 3-2.

Rota's Keita Silk, right, gets a shot on goal ahead of Jimmy Pietras of Hohenfels in a wet Division III match in the DODDS-Europe soccer tournament in Kaiserslautern on Thursday. Rota came back from a 0-2 deficit to tie the game, before falling to Hohenfels 3-2. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Anthony Marshall of Hohenfels heads the ball to a teammate in the Tigers' 3-2 Division III win over Rota.

Anthony Marshall of Hohenfels heads the ball to a teammate in the Tigers' 3-2 Division III win over Rota. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Menwith Hill's Jimmie Kinch, left, and Larissa Gimmy celebrate Gimmy's goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win over Alconbury on Thursday.

Menwith Hill's Jimmie Kinch, left, and Larissa Gimmy celebrate Gimmy's goal in the Mustangs' 3-0 win over Alconbury on Thursday. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Girls soccer teams from Heidelberg, Menwith Hill, Brussels and Ramstein advanced to the finals of the DODDS-Europe soccer tournament on Thursday. The Ramstein boys also advanced.

Ramstein beat Lakenheath 1-0 in the first boys Division I semifinal game. In the girls D-1 semis, Ramstein rolled over International School of Brussels 5-0 and Heidelberg edged Kaiserslautern 1-0. Menwith Hill defeated Alconbury 3-0 and Brussels topped Giessen 5-0 in the two Division IV semifinals.

In the boys game, Ramstein’s Hunter Wilson back-heeled a corner kick into the net with six minutes left for the only score of the game.

Ryan Smith lofted the ball into the center of the box, where it bounced off several attackers and defenders before arriving at Wilson’s heel. Wilson, facing away from the goal when the ball arrived, flicked it backward past Lakenheath goalkeeper David McBride.

“I saw it coming to me and just hit it off the back of my heel,” he said. “I was surprised it went in. They have a great defense.”

Lakenheath applied early pressure in the game, forcing keeper Kris Lusk to push a free kick over the bar and seeing Derek Dean’s dangerous header just clear the crossbar in the early going.

Lakenheath’s Chris Davis manufactured two good scoring chances on runs through the Ramstein defense in the second half, only to have one shot roll just wide of the post and the other roll directly into Lusk’s arms.

Ramstein, the defending D-1 champion, will play the winner of the late Heidelberg-Wiesbaden semifinal in Friday’s 6:30 p.m. title game at Ramstein High School.

In a late D-1 girls game, Heidelberg won on a penalty kick by Fallon Puppolo with about seven minutes to play.

In the girls Division IV tournament, Menwith Hill earned its third shot of the season at Brussels with its conquest of Alconbury in the semifinal game played at Ramstein.

Nicole Romero scored two goals and Larissa Gimmy the other as the Mustangs avenged a 2-0 road loss to Alconbury last Saturday.

“We did terrible against them,” said Jimmie Kinch, who assisted on two of the goals. “Half of our team was injured. We’re all in knee braces.”

Menwith Hill and Brussels play for the title at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Ramstein High School. Menwith Hill lost to Brussels 3-1 at home on March 25, but tied the Lady Brigands 3-3 on the road April 29.

“With this win,” Kinch said, “I definitely think we’ll make it.”

The girls Division I championship game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Ramstein, following the conclusion of the boys Division IV game between two teams still to be decided.

In the Division II and III events, which conclude Saturday, three-time defending boys champion American Overseas School of Rome posted two shutouts Thursday, 3-0 over London Central and 4-0 over Marymount in Division III pool play. Second-seeded Hohenfels beat Rota, the third seed, 3-2.

Defending D-3 girls champion Singonella also went unscathed Thursday, downing Vicenza 3-0 and Ansbach 4-0.

Patch’s defending D-2 girls champs rolled on, blanking Naples 4-0, while D-2 boys king Black Forest Academy downed Bitburg 1-0.

Play resumes at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday in both divisions.

DODDS-Europe soccer championshipsRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Results from the DODDS-Europe Divisions I, II, III and IV soccer tournaments which end Saturday. Preliminary round games are 60 minutes. Semifinals and finals will be 80 minutes:

Boys

Division I

Wednesday’s late results

(at Vogelweh)

Lakenheath 2, Int’l School of Brussels 1

Thursday’s results

Pool play

Ramstein 5, Kaiserslautern 1

Heidelberg 5, Würzburg 0

Semifinals

Ramstein 1, Lakenheath 0

Heidelberg vs. Wiesbaden, late

Friday’s games

Third-place, 10:45 a.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Championship, 6:30 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Division II

Wednesday’s late results

(at Nanzdietschweiler)

Black Forest Academy 4, Vilseck 0

Thursday

Pool play

Naples 2, Hanau 0

Patch 1, Mannheim1

Black Forest Academy 1, Bitburg 0

SHAPE 2, Aviano 0

Vilseck 3, Bitburg 2

AFNORTH vs. Naples, late

BFA vs. SHAPE, late

Aviano vs. Vilseck, late

AFNORTH vs. Patch, late

Friday’s games

Semifinals, 5:15 and 7 p.m. at Hutschenhausen Field 2

Saturday’s games

Third-place, 10:15 a.m. at Nanzdietschweiler

Championhip, 6 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Division III

Wednesday’s late results

(at Hutschenhausen)

Marymount 2, Rota 1

Hohenfels 2, Vicenza 0

AOSR 6, Sigonella 1

Thursday

Pool play

American Overseas School of Rome 3, London Central 0

Bamberg 1, Baumholder 1

Hohenfels 3, Rota 2

London Central 3, Sigonella 1

Sigonella 1, Baumholder 0

AOSR 3, Bamberg 1

Rota 6, Vicenza 0

Vicenza 2, Ansbach 1

Hohenfels 3, Marymount 0

Friday’s games

Semifinals, 1:45 and 3 p.m. at Nanzdietschweiler

Saturday’s games

Third-place, 10:15 a.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Championship, 2 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Division IV

Wednesday’s late results

(at Kapaun Air Station)

Alconbury 1, Lajes 1

Milan 3, Iceland 0

Ankara 3, Menwith Hill 0

Thursday

Pool play

Brussels 2, Incirlik 0

Milan 4, Giessen 1

Alconbury 6, Menwith Hill 0

Ankara 1, Lajes 1

Milan vs. Brussels, late

Giessen vs. Iceland, late

Incirlik vs. Iceland, late

Friday’s games

Semifinals, 9 a.m. at Ramstein High School and Nanzdietschwieler

Third-place game, 12:30 p.m. at Hutschenhausen Field 2.

Championship, 2:30 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Girls

Division I

Wednesday’s late results

(at Hutchschenhausen)

Int’l School of Brussels 3, Lakenheath 0

Heidelberg 1, ISB 0

Thursday

Pool play

Ramstein 2, Wiesbaden 0

Kaiserslautern 7, Würzburg 0

Semifinals

Ramstein 5, Int’l School of Brussels 0

Heidelberg 1, Kaiserslautern 0

Friday’s games

Third-place, noon at Nanzdietschweiler.

Championship, 4:30 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Division II

Wednesday

(at Ramstein High School)

Aviano 1, Bitburg 0

AFNORTH 3, Hanau 2

Mannheim 4, Naples 2

Thursday

Pool play

Hanau 1, Bitburg 1

Patch 4, Naples 0

AFNORTH 2, Vilseck 1

Mannheim 2, Black Forest Academy 1

Naples 0, SHAPE 0

Aviano vs. Hanau, late

Bitburg vs. Vilseck, late

Patch vs. Mannheim, late

BFA vs. SHAPE, late

Aviano vs. AFNORTH, late

Friday’s games

Semifinals, 1:45 and 3:30 p.m. at Hutschenhausen Field 2.

Saturday’s games

Third place, 9 a.m. at Nanzdietschweiler

Championship, 4 p.m. at Ramstein H. S.

Division III

Wednesday

No games scheduled

Thursday

Pool play

Hohenfels 3, Baumholder 1

Bamnberg 4, Ansbach 1

Sigonella 3, Vicenza 0

American Overseas School of Rome 4, Marymount 0

Bamberg 1, Vicenza 0

Hohenfels 5, Marymount 0

Sigonella 4, Ansbach 0

AOSR 0, Baumholder 0

Friday

(at Hutschenhausen 1 and 2)

Hohenfels vs. American Overseas School of Rome, 9 a.m.

Bamberg vs. Sigonella, 9 a.m.

Marymount vs. Baumholder, 10:15 a.m.

Ansbach vs. Vicenza, 10:15 a.m.

Semifinals, 5:15 and 7 p.m. at Nanzdietschweiler

Saturday’s games

Third place, 9 a.m. at Ramstein H.S.

Championship, noon at Ramstein H. S.

Division IV

Wednesday

(at Kapaun Air Station)

Ankara 3, Menwith Hill 0

Giessen 0, Lajes 0

Thursday

Pool play

Brussels 2, Menwith Hill 1

Giessen 1, Milan 0

Iceland 3, Ankara 0

Alconbury 2, Lajes 0

Semifinals

Brussels 5, Giessen 0

Menwith Hill 3, Alconbury 0

Friday’s games

Third place, 10:15 a.m. at Nanzdietschweiler

Championship, 12:30 p.m. at Ramstein H.S.

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