Top performers, March 25, 2015
Boys soccerDiego Piorico, Marymount: The Royal striker scored half of his team’s eight goals in an 8-0 drubbing of Sigonella on Friday. His four-goal effort brought his season total to six just two games into the season.Alessandro Elia, American Overseas School of Rome: A crosstown rival did Piorico one better on Saturday. Elia scored four of his team’s five goals and assisted on the other in a 5-1 defeat of Sigonella.Elmer Ramos, Lakenheath: The soccer stars weren’t only out in Italy over the weekend. Lancer star Ramos scored five goals in his team’s 8-1 rout of host Brussels on Friday.
Girls soccerCaitlyn Helwig, AFNORTH: The Lion junior made the difference in a 2-0 win over regional rival SHAPE on Friday. Helwig scored twice in the first half to build an AFNORTH lead that held up.Arianna Osmar, Kaiserslautern: The Raiders blanked Baumholder 3-0 thanks to the all-around offensive efforts of their senior star. Osmar scored two goals and assisted on the third in the shutout win.Kaitlyn Farrar, Patch: The junior midfielder was the headliner of a long list of Panther stars emerging from the team’s 9-0 defeat of Hohenfels on Saturday. Farrar led the squad with three goals scored.
BaseballCarlos Muniz, Kaiserslautern: The versatile Raider made contributions from the mound and the plate in the Raiders’ doubleheader sweep of SHAPE. Muniz picked up the pitching win in game one with six strikeouts over three innings pitched, then notched a pair of hits in the late game.Matt Brinker, Lakenheath: The senior pitcher was masterful in completing the Lancers’ sweep of Alconbury on Saturday. Brinker yielded just three walks and one hit without allowing an earned run in a 14-5 win.
SoftballKhloe Miller and Shannon Cox, Lakenheath: The Lancers’ dominant weekend on the diamonds included back-to-back softball gems. Miller struck out eight in a shutout effort in the opener; Cox sent 13 batters down on strikes to complete the sweep of visiting Alconbury.