Ramstein, Wiesbaden forge ahead in big-school race
The Ramstein Royals and Wiesbaden Warriors picked up big boys soccer wins Saturday to pull ahead in the early-season Division I race.
Ramstein edged the host Stuttgart Panthers 2-1 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Jaden Buelvas and Matt Reismann each scored a goal for the Royals, while Abe Engelke found the net for the Panthers. All of the game’s scoring happened before halftime.
Stuttgart fared better on Friday as Engelke and Drew Arel scored three goals apiece in a 7-0 defeat of Division III Ansbach.
At Wiesbaden, the homestanding Warriors knocked off the defending European champion Kaiserslautern Raiders 2-1. Tariq Zangana and Tyrese Harris scored Wiesbaden’s goals, while Anthony Hall and Asa Moncivais registered assists in the win. Gianni Dones scored for Kaiserslautern off a Jackson Parada assist.
Lakenheath 6, Brussels 0: Friday at Lakenheath, the Division I hosts handled the reigning Division III champions.
Freedom Tansley and Xavier Spotanski scored two goals apiece for the Lancers, while Joseph Donalds and Samuel Alves added a score apiece. Lakenheath led 4-0 at halftime in the wire-to-wire rout.
AFNORTH 10, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the defending Division II champions routed the overmatched Bucs.
James Barata scored a three-goal hat trick and Lasse Bohlen scored twice for the rolling Lions, who are eying a repeat European title after besting Marymount last spring.
Vicenza 6, Marymount 0: Saturday at Vicenza, the Division I Cougars earned a quality win over the visiting Division II powerhouse.
Alejandro Ramos and Ridley Toale each scored two goals in the shutout.
Naples 10, Sigonella 1: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats overwhelmed the Division III Jaguars.
Chase Traylor scored three goals and added an assist to lead Naples.
Tyler Lambertson added two goals and an assist, while Matt Alindog scored twice for the Wildcats.
Division I Naples takes on Marymount on Friday.