Stuttgart, Ramstein displaying early dominance
Convincing Division I wins by perennial powers Stuttgart and Ramstein headlined a busy weekend of DODEA-Europe girls soccer, the last full weekend of regular-season action until spring break.
Stuttgart 5, Kaiserslautern 0: Saturday at Stuttgart, the Panthers recorded their second divisional rout in as many weeks.
Stuttgart’s shutout win Saturday follows its 5-1 defeat of Wiesbaden in its March 17 season opener, a rematch of Wiesbaden’s shootout victory for last year’s European championship.
Callie McGurk scored two goals and handed out two assists to lead the rout of the Raiders, while five other Panthers notched at least a goal or assist.
Ramstein 4, Wiesbaden 2: Saturday at Wiesbaden, the Royals handled the defending champions. Aurora Davis, Baileigh McFall and Gabriella Jane scored first-half goals as Ramstein built a lead and coasted through the second half to post a win in its regular-season opener. The loss, meanwhile, is the second in as many games for the Warriors.
Ramstein and Stuttgart, until the last two years the unequivocal twin powers of Division I girls soccer, renew their rivalry April 14.
Naples 5, Sigonella 0: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats throttled the overmatched Jaguars.
Roxanne Sasse scored three goals to lead Naples, which owned a 4-0 lead by the halftime intermission. Thalia Galindo and Sydney Millis added goals to round out the Naples scoring.
The Wildcats, who were equally dominant in a 6-0 rout of Florence on March 17, get their first taste of Division I play after spring break when they visit Vicenza on April 13.
Aviano 3, Florence 1: Saturday at Florence, Hailey Pulliam produced a hat trick to deliver a Saints road victory.
The Saints have a busy schedule awaiting them after spring break. They’ll host Division I Naples on April 14, then welcome rivals American Overseas School of Rome, Marymount and Rota to town for a Division II meet April 20-21.
SHAPE opens season with pair of wins: The Spartans opened their spring campaign with a 2-0 defeat of Alconbury on Friday, then beat Division I rival Lakenheath 3-1 on Saturday.
Ashley Church and Jen Katcher scored first-half goals as the Spartans put away the Dragons early. The Spartans held the Lancers scoreless in Saturday’s first half en route to a second straight win.
Lakenheath 2, Brussels 0: Friday at Lakenheath, the Lancers scored two first-half goals in a shutout win.
Gabriella Garnica and Amanda Stacy found the net for Lakenheath, which embarks on a busy schedule after spring break. The Lancers visit Kaiserslautern on April 13 and travel to Baumholder the next day.