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Ramstein splits and Lakenheath loses a pair

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 20, 2019

The Ramstein Royals and Kaiserslautern Raiders spoiled the Lakenheath Lancers’ swing through Germany over the weekend with back-to-back shutout victories over the visitors.

Ramstein greeted Lakenheath to the mainland with a 5-0 rout on Friday.

Chris Slover scored three goals while Jaden Buelvas scored a goal and assisted on another.

The two-time defending champion Raiders edged the Lancers 1-0 on Saturday to earn their first victory of the spring. Jackson Parata scored the home team’s goal off an assist by Giannis Dones.

Wiesbaden 2, Ramstein 1: Saturday at Wiesbaden, the Warriors stayed undefeated with a narrow defeat of the rival Royals.

Tariq Zangana and Tyrese Harris scored first-half goals for Wiesbaden off assists by Colton Huntanar and Joshua Scahill. McMillan put in a penalty kick in the second half to halve the deficit, but the Royals couldn’t produce the equalizer.

The unbeaten Warriors look to expand their divisional dominance southward next weekend with games against Italian Division I opponents Vicenza and Naples.

Naples 5, Aviano 0: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats stayed unbeaten ahead of their approaching showdown with Wiesbaden.

Five different Naples players, namely Nick Sherer, Nikolas Mihalik, Matthew Alindog, Christian Albright and Tyler Lambertson, punched in goals in the Wildcat shutout. Mihalik added a pair of assists.

Ansbach 7, Baumholder 0: Friday at Ansbach, the Cougars earned a runaway victory over the visiting Bucs.

Kevin Kamara scored three goals and Shane Nesbith and Nick Benson each scored twice in the rout.

Ansbach tangles with Division I Vilseck next Saturday.

Rota, Bahrain break even: At Rota, both teams made good on a rare regular-season DODEA-Europe opportunities.

Rota cruised to an 8-1 victory on Friday, building an early advantage and leading by four goals by halftime. Edgar Villafane scored three goals and Cameron Khorassani added two for the home team.

Bahrain was ready with an emphatic response Saturday, scoring a goal in each half and suppressing the Rota offense for the duration of a 2-0 shutout win. Carlos Barner and Kye Garcia scored for the visitors.

Girls

Stuttgart 7, Black Forest 2: Saturday at Stuttgart, the reigning Division I champs handled a solid Division II opponent.

Victoria Antoine produced a two-goal, one-assist hat trick and Liv Sullens added a pair of goals for the unbeaten Panthers, who have scored at least six goals in all four of their games this spring.

Wiesbaden 0, Ramstein 0: Saturday at Wiesbaden, a pair of Division I contenders played to a scoreless standstill.

Ramstein has just two games left on its regular-season schedule: a May 3 divisional matchup with SHAPE, and a May 11 finale versus Division III Baumholder. Wiesbaden heads to Italy next weekend for matches with Vicenza and Naples.

Vicenza 2, Vilseck 1: Friday at Vilseck, Olivia Martel scored a second-half goal to give the Cougars the win.

Vicenza’s Hope Bello and Vilseck’s Hannah Marr scored in the first half to force a halftime deadlock and set the stage for Martel’s decisive goal.

Rota 6/7, Bahrain 1/1: At Rota, the Admirals cruised through Friday and Saturday blowouts.

Kendall Salazar scored four goals in each game to lead the Rota onslaught. Audrey Nance totaled three goals on the weekend.

Ashanti Neims scored a goal each day to put Bahrain on the board.

The games are one of just two regular-season dates for Bahrain, which travels to Aviano for a Division II meet May 3-4. Rota, with four games to its name so far this spring, will join Bahrain in Italy.

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