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File another riveting entry in the annals of a rivalry that seems incapable of producing anything less.

The Ramstein Royals and Stuttgart Panthers continued their ferocious girls soccer feud Saturday at Ramstein in a 2-2 tie game, the latest classic in an ongoing struggle that has spanned the last five European championship games and intense regular-season clashes to boot.

Erin Barnett converted a penalty kick on the final play of the game to salvage a tie for Ramstein, which otherwise would have lost by the same 2-1 score it suffered in last year's title-game overtime loss to the Panthers. Haley Deome scored a first-half goal to give the Royals a short-lived lead at halftime.

Alexa Smith scored a pair of second-half goals for the defending champions, while Ramstein's Denae Veloso and Ariella Crespo and Stuttgart's Lexington McLellan played key roles in the gritty struggle for possession around the midfield.

"It was a passionate and physical game," Ramstein coach Ricardo Buitrago said.

The game was the first of the season for the Panthers, who will host another formidable Division I opponent in Kaiserslautern next weekend.

The Royals stayed unbeaten, coupled with a runaway 7-0 victory over Lakenheath on Friday at Ramstein. Kendall Spohr scored four times, Erin Barnett scored twice and Bella Rodriguez added a goal and an assist to beat the Lancers.

Naples 7, Sigonella 0: Saturday at Naples, freshmen Victoria Sasse and Micayla Feltner made a quick impact as the Wildcats blasted the visiting Jaguars.

Sasse, a midfielder, scored the game's first two goals while striker Feltner added a pair of goals and an assist for the home team.

The two newcomers had plenty of help from Naples' old guard. Junior Shiloh Houseworth turned in a three-goal hat trick and senior midfielder Jill Thurston handed out three assists.

Ashley Adkins made 22 saves for Sigonella, while Naples teammates Angelica Sheils and Katherine Abresch each recorded a half of shutout soccer in goal while making three saves apiece.

Naples heads north to Aviano next weekend for its last game before spring break; the Jaguars won't play until they too visit Aviano on April 22.

Alconbury sweeps Baumholder: At Alconbury, the Dragons handled the visiting Bucs 3-0 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday.

Laela Evans led the way with three total goals, including a pair on Saturday, while Roni Teti, Joely Womack and Victoria Flores joined her in the goals column. Isabel Black notched an assist in each game.

Karina Inchauregui scored Baumholder's lone goal of the weekend.

Alconbury will take a 3-0 record into spring break, while Baumholder will chase its first win April 2 at Ansbach.

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