Unassisted goals Saturday by Brittany Latham, Mercedes Prand and Melissa Enriquez carried visiting Lakenheath to a 3-1 victory over Division I rival Kaiserslautern as the Lady Lancers rebounded from their first soccer loss of the season.
Lakenheath (4-1 overall) became Ramstein’s fourth shutout victim in as many games Friday, losing 5-0 after an 11-hour bus ride from England. Michaella Herron and Jessica Osteen scored twice for unbeaten Ramstein, idle Saturday.
"Although the first 20 minutes were a bit disorganized, the Lady Royals regained their composure and played a more precise and controlled game," Ramstein coach Ricardo Buitrago wrote in an e-mail on Friday’s game. "We were able to spread the field and transition the ball well. Our control of the midfield and our stingy defense kept the Lady Lancers at bay for most of the game."
Buitrago added that Ramstein played without injured goalkeeper Emily Coard, who dislocated her elbow last week during practice. Tabitha Holowka, who played in Coard’s place, made seven saves.
In other games of note Saturday:
AFNORTH 6, Baumholder 2: At Brunssum, Netherlands, Kylee Wilstead put five of her nine shots into the net and assisted on Kayley Harless’ goal, according to AFNORTH coach Kevin Padron. Baumholder’s goals in this matchup of European D-III contenders came from Sydney Giefer and Alexander Bower, Padron reported. AFNORTH is 3-1 overall. Baumholder is 2-2.
Heidelberg 1, Black Forest Academy 0: At Heidelberg, Asya Tucker’s goal off a feed from Katelyn Gardner handed BFA (2-1 overall and in region III) its first loss of the season. According to Heidelberg coach Jim McCauley, strong midfield play led by Gardner, Tucker and Ashley Ross, and the play of center fullback Lindsey Braden and 14 saves by keeper Mellanie Stordahl made the difference for Heidelberg (3-1 overall, 3-0 in the region).
Patch 11, Ansbach 0: At Ansbach, Emma Murray scored three goals and added an assist for Patch (2-2-1 overall, 1-2-1 in Region III). Emily Bartolotto and Rachell Massett each tallied twice and Nelly Lowery set up three scores, according to Ansbach coach Stephanie Payne, whose Lady Cougars fell to 0-4-1, 0-3-1.
Hohenfels 4, Bamberg 3: At Hohenfels, Emily Mittag scored twice and assisted on a goal for the Lady Tigers (2-2 overall, 1-2 in Region III). Bamberg (0-2-2 overall and in the region) got two goals from Hanna Fellinger.
Milan 4, Sigonella 1: At Sigonella, Tia Rosenstein scored two goals and registered an assist as the Lady Panthers (1-2-1) collected their first victory of the season at the expense of winless Sigonella (0-4-0).