Royals, Panthers remain unbeaten
The Ramstein Royals and Stuttgart Panthers started the post-spring break stretch run Saturday by reasserting their dominance over Division I girls soccer.
Ramstein handled visiting Kaiserslautern 4-0, while host Stuttgart blanked Wiesbaden 3-0. The victories left both teams undefeated, with only the 2-2 tie they played to on March 26 marring either squad's record.
Ebony Madrid scored twice and added an assist to lead the Royals past their local archrival. Kendall Spohr and Erin Barnett also found the net in the win.
Defensively, the Royals recorded their third shutout in four games this spring.
Alexa Smith scored twice to pace Stuttgart while Valen Antoine scored a goal and Hayley Kunde added an assist.
The Panthers will join Vilseck and Naples in a Division I gathering next weekend at Vicenza. Ramstein travels to SHAPE next Saturday.
Naples 9, AOSR 1: Friday at Naples, the Wildcats tore into the visiting Falcons.
Adah Barenburg and Emily King each scored two goals to lead another explosive offensive effort for Naples, which has scored at least five goals in every game it has played so far in its 4-0 season.
AOSR's goal, scored by Flaminia Falcone, is the first by a Naples opponent this spring.
SHAPE cruises through U.K.: The SHAPE Spartans enjoyed a successful weekend swing through England, blanking Alconbury 4-0 on Friday and doubling up Lakenheath in a 6-3 victory Saturday.
Sunniva Leivdal scored five goals on the weekend, including four against Division I rival Lakenheath on Saturday. Begona Rodriguez Bravo produced three combined goals over the two games.
The Spartans welcome Brussels for a mid-week match Wednesday, then host Ramstein next Saturday.
Alconbury 2, International School of Brussels 0: Saturday at Alconbury, the Dragons recovered from their Friday setback by starting a new winning streak.
Laela Evans and Isabel Black each scored a second-half goal as the Dragons, the defending Division III champions, distanced themselves from their Division I opponent.
Friday's loss to SHAPE snapped a season-long three-game win streak for the Dragons. They'll look to build on Saturday's victory May 7 against AFNORTH.
Baumholder 2, Brussels 1: Saturday at Brussels, Karina Inchauregui scored both goals to lead the visiting Bucs to a key Division III win.
Sophia Beckley scored for the home team, while Celina Orozco added an assist for the visitors. Both goalkeepers fared well - Baumholder's Eliyah Tillman made five saves and Brussels' Maria Vahrenhorst made six.
Division II squads trade blows in Brunssum: AFNORTH welcomed divisional rivals Rota and Bitburg to Netherlands for a two-day, three-game set Friday and Saturday.
AFNORTH and Rota opened the proceedings Friday with a 2-2 draw. Caitlyn Helwig scored both goals for the home team, offsetting a goal apiece from Admirals Nicole Perez and Jasmine Garrison.
Helwig was at it again Saturday, combining with teammate Caitlin Fenton to put away Bitburg 3-1.
Helwig registered a goal and an assist, while Fenton's two assists gave her a total of three on the weekend.
Bitburg responded Saturday with a gritty 2-1 win over Rota. Baileigh McFall and Emma Passig scored for the Barons, while Brigit Bigelow scored Rota's goal.
Black Forest bests Bavaria: At Kandern, Germany, the host Black Forest Academy Falcons easily handled a pair of visitors from the east. The Falcons blanked Ansbach 9-0 on Friday and defeated Vilseck 4-1 on Saturday.
Bianca Liberti scored a pair of goals in Friday's win, while Kerstin Widmer assisted twice Friday and had a goal and an assist on Saturday. Kaitlyn Richter scored three goals total on the weekend, while Anna Kragt and Mia Rottier scored in each game.