It all comes together for Red Raiders
The return of one All-Europe star and the continued dominance of another combined to create Kaiserslautern’s best girls soccer game of the season Saturday.
Celebrating the first senior night at its sparkling new facilities, the Red Raiders blasted visiting Bitburg 6-0 to snap a two-game winless streak.
Not coincidentally, Saturday saw the return of All-Europe senior Ally Murphy, who missed the previous two games to injury. Murphy scored five minutes into the game to set the tone for the afternoon’s blowout.
Fellow All-Europe senior Emily Crawford notched the assist on Murphy’s goal to open a remarkable offensive effort. The midfielder finished the afternoon with two goals and three assists, contributing to all but one of her team’s six goals.
Wiesbaden 5, Black Forest Academy 2: Saturday at Kandern, Germany, Meghan Smith scored three goals and the Warriors shook off a 2-2 halftime tie to claim victory.
Alexis Esselman and Janice Teschner joined Smith in the scoring column, offsetting a two-goal effort by BFA’s Michele Moorlag.
Wiesbaden goalkeeper Rebecca Russell preserved the lead with an 11-save outing.
Naples 1, Sigonella 1: Saturday at Sigonella, the defending Division II champions narrowly avoided a loss to the strong Division III host.
Isabella Lucy converted a Brittany Morris assist to open the scoring for Naples. Symone Jones scored off a corner kick midway through the second half to even the score.
A last-second save by Naples goalkeeper Amy Lane fended off what threatened to be the Wildcats’ first loss of the season.
Rachel Vosler made 14 saves in goal for Sigonella.
Aviano 5, Florence 0: Friday at Aviano, Ally Dinges scored three goals and Allison Walker scored two as the Saints romped over their in-country rival.
Alconbury 2, Brussels 0: Saturday at Brussels, the visitors scored two second-half goals to take the win.
Samaris Batley and Ashley Goluba found the net for the Dragons, while Taylor Currie notched an assist. Kayla Gray posted a three-save shutout in goal.
AFNORTH 2, ISB 2: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the visiting Raiders produced a second-half goal to force a tie.
Gabby Markusdottir scored both ISB goals, both off assists from Sabrina Sepul. Cassidy Harless and Danielle Beland scored for AFNORTH.
Ramstein 11, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Baumholder, a dominant Royals squad had no trouble with the Bucs.
Journey Legg, Shannon Guffy, Madison Spohr and Kayleigh Hunt each had two goals, and Chantelle DuBois contributed three assists to the onslaught.
AFNORTH 3, Menwith Hill 1: Friday at AFNORTH, a well-rounded Lion attack earned a win for the home team.
Jena Solorzano, Cassidy Harless and Maike Wagner each scored a goal for AFNORTH, while Sarah Seitz and Hope BonenClark assisted.
Breanna Rogers scored Menwith Hill’s goal, assisted by Alley LaPlante.
Ansbach 2, Vilseck 1: Friday at Ansbach, Danielle O’Buckley scored a goal in each half to pace the Cougars.
Alyssa Solis made 16 saves for Ansbach, yielding only a goal to Vilseck’s Alison Rittenhouse.