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The Alconbury girls' soccer team plays their last game of the regular season against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. For the first time in 10 years, the Lady Dragons walked away from the field with a win over Lakenheath.
The Alconbury girls' soccer team plays their last game of the regular season against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. For the first time in 10 years, the Lady Dragons walked away from the field with a win over Lakenheath. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
The Alconbury girls' soccer team plays their last game of the regular season against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. For the first time in 10 years, the Lady Dragons walked away from the field with a win over Lakenheath.
The Alconbury girls' soccer team plays their last game of the regular season against the Lancers at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. For the first time in 10 years, the Lady Dragons walked away from the field with a win over Lakenheath. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury tries to score against the Lancers during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury tries to score against the Lancers during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury's Laela Evans scores against Lakenheath's Alexus Cruz during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury's Laela Evans scores against Lakenheath's Alexus Cruz during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury's Samantha Pinan fights for the soccer ball against Lakenheath's Emily Moran during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury's Samantha Pinan fights for the soccer ball against Lakenheath's Emily Moran during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Goalkeeper Daniel Doctor defends against a Lakenheath penalty kick during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Goalkeeper Daniel Doctor defends against a Lakenheath penalty kick during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury celebrates its win over Lakenheath during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury celebrates its win over Lakenheath during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Lakenheath's Riley Fleming shoots on the Alconbury goal during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Lakenheath's Riley Fleming shoots on the Alconbury goal during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury's Anthony Stewart defends against Lakenheath's Tristin Reyes during of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury's Anthony Stewart defends against Lakenheath's Tristin Reyes during of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Alconbury's Monroe Potter fights for the soccer ball against Lakenheath's Asher Cedillo during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Alconbury's Monroe Potter fights for the soccer ball against Lakenheath's Asher Cedillo during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Lakenheath's Tristin Reyes shoots against Alconbury's goalkeeper Robert Diamond during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Lakenheath's Tristin Reyes shoots against Alconbury's goalkeeper Robert Diamond during the last game of the regular season at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)
Lakenheath's Cylan Blouin heads a soccer ball during a game against Alconbury at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.
Lakenheath's Cylan Blouin heads a soccer ball during a game against Alconbury at RAF Lakenheath, England, Friday, May 12, 2017. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

RAF LAKENHEATH, England ― The Lakenheath Lancers hosted girls and boys soccer against Division III Alconbury in the last game of the regular season Friday.

For the first time in 10 years, the Dragons walked away from the field with a win against their Division I foe after a 4-1 victory.

“It was a huge win for us,” coach Jeffrey Black said. “It’s a testament to how hard these girls have worked.”

Lakenheath’s midfield defender Ashlyn Smoot seemed like she was glued to Alconbury’s forward Laela Evans. But she couldn’t stop her from scoring three times in seven shots on goal.

Alconbury’s Roni Teti and Lakenheath’s Mistika Dela Garza also scored a respective goal for their teams.

The Dragons celebrated after their historic win and move on to face unfamiliar teams in the European Championships next week.

“The thing about Euros is that it’s a big mystery,” Black said. “You never know what you’re going to see. When you play out of your division so much and then you get to the tournament and you’re playing against unknowns.”

For the boys’ teams it was a completely different display as Lakenheath consistently dominated the field during a 6-0 victory.

Lancer striker Tristen Reyes scored four goals and had one assist while Joshua Lopez and Jacob Brown each contributed with one goal. Riley Fleming and Asher Cedillo also each had one assist.

The goal tenders for Alconbury were under constant pressure and Daniel Doctor left the game with a hand injury after seven saves.

Robert Diamond took over and did his best to keep his team in the game with 13 saves, but the Dragons weren’t able to launch a successful offensive effort.

Lakenheath coach Gregory Mako was happy with the win but was already thinking about what to improve for the championship tournament next week.

“We need to get our midfield working with our wing and then I think we’ll be good,” Mako said. “When we spread the field we’re actually a little bit dangerous.”

Due to a late start, the boys finished their game in the setting sun. With the soccer battle for Britain concluded, both teams will need to rest up and prepare for the DODEA European Championships that start Wednesday in Germany.

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