Helwig scores eight times as AFNORTH wins twice
Eight is more than enough.
AFNORTH star Caitlyn Helwig scored four goals in each of two Lion wins over the team's weekend Division II homestand, fueling a 4-2 win over Rota on Friday and an 8-0 shutout of Bitburg on Saturday.
Helwig, a junior forward and one of just four returning starters from last year's Division II runner-up squad, scored all four of AFNORTH's goals against Rota, finding the net twice in each half to outlast a tough challenge from the Admirals.
Naomi Sterling and Brigit Bigelow scored for Rota, the Spain-based squad making its DODDS-Europe season debut.
Teammates matched Helwig's second consecutive four-goal showing in Saturday's rout of the Barons. Grace Phillips scored twice, Sophia Munoz collected a goal and two assists and Ida-Kristine Aukan added a goal in support.
AFNORTH is unbeaten entering a tough late-season slate that includes road games against Lakenheath, Alconbury and International School of Brussels.
Alconbury 4, Brussels 0: Friday at Brussels, four different Dragons found the net as the visitors claimed a Division III victory.
Ashton Knight, Brooke Roberts, Joely Womack and Cassandra Kjorness kicked in a goal apiece for Alconbury. The balanced attack overwhelmed the Brigands, though Brussels goalie Lucy Doda proved a worthy adversary with 10 saves.
Alconbury 5, SHAPE 3: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, the Dragons completed a successful trip to the mainland with a hard-fought defeat of the Division I Spartans.
Knight scored three goals and added an assist to help the Dragons stay undefeated on the season. Alconbury tied Lakenheath 1-1 last weekend.
Begona Rodriguez Bravo scored all three Spartan goals, including the two first-half scores that put SHAPE into a 2-2 halftime tie.
Wiesbaden 7, SHAPE 0: Friday at Wiesbaden, the Warriors dealt their Division I rival a thorough whipping. Madison Barta stockpiled three goals and an assist, Rebecca Russell had two goals and Janice Teschner had a goal and two assists as Wiesbaden built a 6-0 lead and cruised to the victory. The Warriors returned to the win column after suffering their only loss of the season April 18 against reigning Division I champion Ramstein.
Kaiserslautern 3, Vilseck 1: Saturday at Vilseck, the Raiders notched another comeback win after a scoreless first half.
Emma Odone scored two goals and Arianna Osmar one as Kaiserslautern survived a 1-0 halftime deficit. The Raiders won under similar circumstances last Saturday, flipping a scoreless halftime tie into a 3-0 defeat of Black Forest Academy.
Caitlyn Norris scored Vilseck's only goal off an assist by Kaylaah Capindo. Shanna Wright made 17 saves in goal for the Falcons.
Black Forest Academy 3, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Kandern, Germany, the Falcons blasted through the impressive goalkeeping of Baumholder's Eliyah Tillman to earn the win.
Tillman made 13 saves, but a persistent BA offense pushed across goals from Lois Schotanus, Chloe Moortag and Karen Benjamin to claim victory.
Hohenfels 7, Aviano 1: Saturday at Aviano, the host Saints scored first, but it was all Tigers on the scoreboard after that.
Amelia Heath had three goals, Jessie Gamez two and Millianne Comas-Ramos and Brande Paddock each added one. Elyse Slabaugh scored for Aviano, which was outshot in the first half 15-2 as Hohenfels took a 4-1 lead.
Hohenfels improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Division II.
American Overseas School of Rome 5, Ansbach 0: Saturday at Aviano, the Falcons bounced back from a Friday loss to Hohenfels by dominating the Cougars.
Zoe Pipa scored twice and Ludovica Sessa, Anne Blanchette and Alessia Giombini added single goals for AOSR.