AFNORTH, AOSR continue to roll along
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 30, 2019
Two defending boys soccer champions experienced very different fates Saturday as the DODEA-Europe schedule wound down for spring break.
SHAPE 5, Kaiserslautern 2: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, the host Spartans knocked off the two-time reigning Division I champions.
SHAPE pounced on the Raiders early, building a 3-1 lead by halftime and tacking on a pair of insurance goals in the second half. Alvaro Acebal and Carlos Carera Diaz each scored two of the Spartans’ goals, while Acebal recorded a hat trick by adding an assist.
Gianna Dones set up both of Kaiserslautern’s goals, respectively finished by Jackson Parada and Jaheim Allen.
AFNORTH 10, Alconbury 1: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the host Lions responded to an early Dragon goal with overwhelming force.
James Barata scored three goals for AFNORTH, the reigning DODEA-Europe Division II champion, while Leonard Lerat scored twice.
Alconbury is fielding a co-ed team after the school’s dynastic girls program fell short on numbers this spring.
Naples 4, Marymount 3: Friday at Rome, the Wildcats scored two unanswered goals after halftime to earn the road victory.
Whutti Khotsaeng scored two goals and Nikolas Mihalik and Chase Traylor scored a goal apiece in the comeback victory.
Marymount bounced back a day later with a convincing 8-3 defeat of Division III Sigonella.
AOSR sweeps homestanding Rota: At Rota, the Admirals played an unprecedented set of back-to-back home matches but fell just short of a win.
Rota, usually limited in its regular-season opportunities due to its distant location on the coast of Spain, made the most of its shot at Division II power American Overseas School of Rome with a furious comeback effort in Saturday’s second half. Still, the Admirals took a 5-4 loss in that game to go with a 5-1 loss on Friday.
Graham Smith and Alessandro Ianni totaled three goals apiece over the two AOSR wins. Edgar Villafaine scored a three-goal hat trick as part of Rota’s spirited Saturday challenge.
Ramstein 3, Spangdahlem 0: Saturday at Ramstein, the Division I Royals shut out the Division III Sentinels.
Jaden Buelvas scored two of the Royals’ goals, while Diether Messner provided the other. Gavin McMillan assisted on two Ramstein scores.
Wiesbaden 14, Lakenheath 0: Saturday at Wiesbaden, the Warriors throttled the overwhelmed Lancers.
Erin Goodman led a long list of Wiesbaden statistical standouts with seven goals scored and a pair of assists. Livia Baker-McKee totaled two goals and three assists for the Warriors.
Naples def. Marymount 7-0: Friday at Rome, the Wildcats trounced the host Royals.
Roxanne Sasse led the Naples offense with three goals scored, while Abigail Houseworth, Sydney Millis and Thalia Galindo notched a goal and an assist. Riley Howland made all six saves required of her in goal for the Wildcats.
Marymount played again Saturday, forcing a 1-1 tie with the visiting Sigonella Jaguars. Emma Taylor scored Sigonella’s goal off an Alex Garcia assist.
Marymount’s crosstown rival AOSR, meanwhile, took a pair of losses in Spain, falling 6-0 and 5-1 to a Rota squad making the most of a rare homestand.
Baumholder 2, Brussels 0: Saturday at Baumholder, the host Bucs recorded a shutout victory over a tough Division III rival.
Kaleena Sais and Madison Kubishta provided the goals for Baumholder.