European girls soccer roundup: Diana scores four; Marymount rolls
Striker Martina Diana of the Marymount International School of Rome scored four times Saturday as the Royals routed visiting Vicenza 7-0.
According to Marymount athletic director Simone Trott, Diana is averaging five goals a game, having scored six times in the previous week’s 7-0 victory over Sigonella. This despite the fact that Marymount has yet to play a full game: Both games have been courtesy-rule wins.
In other girls games of note:
Brussels 5, Alconbury 2: Saturday at Brussels, the three-time defending European Division IV champions rode two goals each from Alexandria McVicker and Marlena Schlattmann to the Region I triumph.
The game was tied at 2 at halftime, but according to Brussels coach Kevin Hutchinson, the defensive play of Dianet Preciado allowed the Lady Brigands to tally three unanswered goals in the second half.
Heidelberg 2, Ansbach 0: Saturday at Heidelberg, the Lady Lions joined their male counterparts in shutting out the visiting Cougars.
"The game was contested mostly in the Ansbach half of the field," Heidelberg coach Jim McCauley wrote in an e-mail report of the game. "They did a good job of frustrating our team, but due to our midfield control by Asya Tucher, Michelle Morehead and Maggie Cutler they were unable to muster much of an offensive punch. What with the weather, high winds, rain, etc., it was nice to get the game over!"
Asya Tucker and Kirsten Eller, assisted by Morgan Lacy and Kaitlyn Ulses, respectively, scored the first-half goals that the Ashley Ross-led defense made stand up.
Heidelberg is 1-1 going into the break; Ansbach is 0-1-1.
Ramstein 5, Bitburg 0: Saturday at Bitburg, five Lady Royals found the net for Ramstein.
Jessica Osteen, Sydney Reynolds, Alana Sciuto, Laura Welch and All-Europe midfielder Macy Jepson scored for Ramstein (2-0), which posted its second shutout in as many games. Ramstein downed visiting Heidelberg 3-0 the previous Saturday.
Patch 1, Bamberg 1: Saturday at Bamberg, Olivia Caba and Jaleesa Knuckles combined for 11 saves as the Lady Barons held on to tie their Division I guests.
Janelle Loney, off a feed from Clarie Schumacher, scored Patch’s goal; Caba, after moving from the nets, set up Bamberg’s goal, scored by Sierra Davis.
Hohenfels 1, Mannheim 0: Saturday at Mannheim, Loisanne DeLass, off a feed from Emily Mittag, banged home the winning goal in the second half as the Lady Tigers of Division III sent the defending European D-II champions to their second defeat in as many outings this season.