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Warriors show little mercy to visitors from Vilseck

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 16, 2019

The Wiesbaden Warriors throttled the visiting Vilseck Falcons in boys and girls action Saturday in the first weekend of the 2019 DODEA-Europe soccer season, typifying a slate of openers defined by multiple-goal margins and outright blowouts.

The Warrior boys cruised to a 7-1 season-opening victory. Tariq Zangana and Tyrese Harris produced matching stat lines of two goals and an assist, while Asa Moncivais added a goal and an assist for the Warriors.

The Wiesbaden girls piled up double-digit goals in an 11-1 rout. Erin Goodman was responsible for the bulk of the damage, scoring six goals and dishing out three assists. Hannah Neumann added two goals, Audrey Merhar and Greta Lambert each notched a goal and an assist, Grace Reeves had two assists and Jade Anderson scored a goal to complete the blowout.

Boys

Aviano 5, Sigonella 3: Saturday at Sigonella, the Saints picked up a season-opening road win.

Jason Valladares scored four goals and Nicholas Gilbert totaled a goal and three assists to overpower the Jaguars.
Naike Schauring scored twice to lead the Jaguars.

Ansbach 7, Hohenfels 0: Saturday at Ansbach, the host Cougars blanked their Division III rival.

Kevin Kamara scored three goals and Rovic Denuna and Shane Nesbitt found the net twice apiece for Ansbach, which is eying a small-school title after a runner-up finish a year ago.

SHAPE 3, Lakenheath 0: Saturday at Mons, Belgium, the Spartans claimed a clash of northern Division I foes.

Alvaro Acebal scored twice and Carlos Calero Diaz added a goal for SHAPE. Goalkeeper Mihkel Kokka made two saves in a shutout effort for the Spartan defense.

Elsewhere in the northern region, defending Division II champion AFNORTH routed host Spangdahlem 7-1.

Naples 8, Vicenza 1: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats dismantled the rival Cougars.

Christian Albright and Whutti Khotsaeng scored twice apiece to headline a set of six Naples goal scorers. Albright and Khotsaeng each had hat tricks with an assist apiece.

Girls

Naples 4, Vicenza 0: Saturday at Naples, four different Wildcats found the net in a steady shutout of the rival Cougars.

Thalia Galindo, Abigail Houseworth, Victoria Sasse and Roxanne Sasse did the honors for Naples, while Galindo added an assist.

Vicenza broke even on its trip to Naples on the strength of a 5-0 win over American Overseas School of Rome Friday. Hope Bello scored four goals in the victory.

Spangdahlem 7, AFNORTH 0: Saturday at Spangdahlem, three multiple-goal scorers provided the firepower in a runaway win.

Izzy Smith scored three goals and Chloe Smith and Chesney Tieyah scored two each for the Sentinels, who will pursue a Division III crown this spring after realignment ended its Division II title reign.

Aviano 2, Sigonella 2: Saturday at Sigonella, the Italian rivals played the kind of evenly-matched game that was a rarity on Saturday.

Maddie Collins scored both of Aviano’s goals, while Alex Garcia provided both goals for the home team.

Both teams kept the opposing keeper busy, requiring seven saves from Sigonella’s Ashlee Stuart and six from Aviano’s Trinity Saenz.

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