Wiesbaden, Naples keep momentum heading into final weekend
The penultimate weekend of the DODEA-Europe girls soccer regular season featured runaway wins for a pair of Division I title hopefuls: the reigning champion Wiesbaden Warriors and perennially strong Naples Wildcats.
Wiesbaden 7, Kaiserslautern 0: Friday at Wiesbaden, the defending champs dismantled a Division I challenger.
Peggy Sue Mathis scored three goals and dished out two assists to lead the Warrior rampage. Audrey Merhar added a pair of goals and an assist in support.
Wiesbaden built a four-goal lead at halftime that only expanded in the second half.
The Warriors finished their regular-season slate on a five-game winning streak after dropping their first two matches of the spring.
Naples 6, Marymount 0: Saturday at Naples, the Wildcats outclassed a solid Division II opponent. Roxanne Sasse and Victoria Sasse scored two goals apiece to pace Naples. Roxanne Sasse added an assist, while Sydney Millis chipped in two assists.
The Wildcats finish their regular season with a 6-1-1 overall record and are in line for a high seed at the upcoming Division I tournament.
Vicenza 11, Aviano 4: Saturday at Vicenza, the Cougars buried the rival Saints with a relentless barrage of shots and goals.
Vicenza led by just a single goal at the end of a high-scoring first half but seized full control after halftime, outscoring the visitors 7-1 and cruising to the victory. The Cougars unleashed 38 shots on the Aviano goal, 27 of which were denied by valiant Aviano goalie Trinity Saenz.
Hope Bello totaled five goals and an assist and Grace Bello amassed four goals and three assists to lead the Cougar offense. Hailey Pulliam scored three of Aviano’s four goals.
Spangdahlem 2, SHAPE 0: Saturday at Spangdahlem, the Sentinels recorded a shutout and their third straight victory.
Ava Bohn and Keena Teahon put the ball in the net for Spangdahlem.
The Sentinels face Baumholder on the final weekend of the regular season, while SHAPE tangles with Division I rival Stuttgart.
AFNORTH 4, Brussels 1: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, the Lions handled the visiting Brigands.
Kyla Kolosky and Carolyn Mote each accounted for two of AFNORTH’s goals, while Mote assisted one of Kolosky’s scores. Kayla Lambiase added an assist for the Lions.
Carmen Beckley scored Brussels’ goal.
On Friday, the Lions played SHAPE to a 1-1 tie, with Paige Vanden providing AFNORTH’s goal. Division II contender AFNORTH is done for the regular season, while Brussels takes on Division III archrival Alconbury next weekend.
Hohenfels 6, Baumholder 0: Saturday at Hohenfels, the Tigers dominated a Division III matchup.
Nicole Serrano scored five of Hohenfels’ six goals. Jael Shain and Lucy Wiley aided the cause with an assist apiece.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Hohenfels, which travels to Black Forest for its regular-season finale next weekend.
Alconbury 6, Lakenheath 0: Saturday at Alconbury, the reigning Division III champions took out a Division I opponent.
Laela Evans scored three goals and Isabel Black had two goals and an assist as the Dragons posted three goals in each half. Alconbury concludes its regular season with a game against Division III challenger Brussels next weekend.