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The Stuttgart Panthers broke the Ramstein Royals' defensive grip on DODEA-Europe boys soccer Saturday at Ramstein with a three-goal second-half outburst in a 3-0 defeat of the Royals.

Tyler Kearny scored twice and Jared LuGrain added a final insurance goal as the visitors knocked off the defending Division I champions.

The game was the season opener for the Panthers, who hope to make a Division I championship run as a bookend for the surprise European football title they won in the fall.

The Royals started their season a day earlier with a 1-0 shutout of the visiting Lakenheath Lancers. Dominic Kubas scored the goal for the Royals off an assist by Nick Meza.

Naples 9, Sigonella 0: Saturday at Naples, the deep and talented Wildcats overwhelmed the Jaguars.

Five different Naples players scored goals and seven Wildcats notched an assist in the offensive explosion. David Laird scored four goals, Davide Di Costanzo notched two goals and two assists and Marcello Esposti and Jin Pak each had a goal and an assist.

The win kept Naples unbeaten through two games, including a 2-0 win over Vicenza on March 19. The Wildcats continue their busy early-season slate with an April 2 visit to Aviano.

Alconbury sweeps Baumholder: At Alconbury, two dominant first-half efforts set the host Dragons up for a sweep of their Division III foes.

Alconbury won 6-0 on Friday and 8-1 on Saturday. The Dragons built a 4-0 halftime lead on Friday and a 5-0 halftime advantage on Saturday to put the wins away early.

Jose Cordero totaled seven goals on the weekend, while Jonah Walzer scored three times Saturday and Dean Swickard had two goals Friday.


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