An explosive Kaiserslautern offense christened the school’s new soccer facilities in festive fashion Saturday with a 6-0 win over Vilseck.
The team, eying a title shot on its home turf when the school hosts the European championships in May, made a strong case as a contender at the expense of the visiting Falcons.
Offensively, Emily Crawford scored three times, Ally Murphy twice and Vanessa Hranilovic once. Four different Red Raider teammates – Hannah Grebos, Martha Bonilla, Kira Rahn and Makaela Premont – notched assists in the democratic effort.
Montana Staab recorded four saves in the Kaiserslautern goal, while overworked Vilseck goalie Ashley Lebel managed 12 saves.
The Kaiserslautern victory helped erase the frustration of its season-opening 2-0 loss to archrival Ramstein on March 23. The Red Raiders play once more before spring break, hosting Baumholder on Friday.
Wiesbaden 6, Baumholder 0: Meghan Smith scored three goals and Janice Teschner added two goals and an assist in a thorough Warrior win.
Francesca Lee also recorded a goal for Wiesbaden, which enjoyed its first goals of the season after playing Heidelberg to a scoreless tie March 23.
With their first game in the books, the Division III Bucs enjoy a chance at immediate redemption when they host Division II Bitburg on Tuesday.
Aviano 1, Naples 1: At Naples, Aviano’s Allyson Dinges and Naples’ Isabella Lucy swapped goals as the Region IV rivals played to a stalemate.
Aviano goalkeeper Gabriella Guerrero recorded an incredible 35 saves on the afternoon, shutting down defending Division II champion Naples, which narrowly dodged seeing an end to its streak of three-plus seasons without a loss.