Boys soccer roundup
Ramstein, Lakenheath, SHAPE end regular season with routs
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 11, 2019
A number of Division I schools tuned up for the Division I tournament with momentum-building wins on Saturday, the final day of the DODEA-Europe regular season. The European tournaments kick off May 20 in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.
Ramstein 10, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Ramstein, the Royals crushed an overmatched Division III challenger.
Jaden Buelvas scored three goals, Hunter Smith scored twice and Gavin McMillan racked up a goal and three assists in the onslaught.
Lakenheath 7, Alconbury 1: Saturday at Lakenheath, the Lancers dispatched the Dragons’ Division III co-ed squad.
Caeden Sass was the offensive catalyst for the Lancers, producing four of his team’s seven goals. Javier Talavera added a pair of scores and Daniel Uelmen added another.
Nick Brinegar scored a late goal as the Dragons dodged the shutout.
SHAPE 8, Brussels 2: Saturday at Brussels, the Spartans shook off their only loss of the regular season with a lopsided defeat of the reigning Division III champions.
Alvaro Acebal and Sverre Loso led the offense with matching three-goal hat tricks, while Miguel Duran notched a goal and an assist.
Edward Sundberg led the Brigand resistance, scoring both of his team’s goals.
Wiesbaden 2, Stuttgart 0: Saturday at Stuttgart, the visiting Warriors claimed the only Division I showdown of the day.
Tyrese Harris scored in the first half and Bryan Cortese added an insurance goal in the second to fuel the Warriors, who are likely to claim a high tournament seed with just one divisional loss.
Vicenza 1, Aviano 0: Saturday at Vicenza, a second-half goal by Jeremy Reardon decided the latest edition of the northern Italian rivalry.
Alex Ovsijenko provided the assist to set up Reardon’s game-winner.
While idle on the final weekend, the Naples Wildcats are the likely Division I top seed after an undefeated season that included impressive defeats of Vicenza, Wiesbaden and two-time defending champion Kaiserslautern.