Girls soccer: Hanau stays unbeaten with mercy-rule violation
MANNHEIM, Germany — Hanau made a statement with its 7-0 mercy rule victory over Mannheim on Saturday in high school girls soccer.
“We’re a contender,” Hanau coach Amanda Marashalian said. “We’re 3-0.”
Kyrie Bye-Nagel scored three goals, and Jill Best and Patricia Foster added two each for Hanau.
“It’s not like we’re a one-man team,” said Foster, who also had four assists. “We’ve got a bunch of versatile players.”
The Lady Panthers travel to AFNORTH on Saturday before closing out the regular season at home against four-time defending European champion Patch.
BFA 1, Patch 1
KANDERN, Germany — Playing for the first time since their 48-game winning streak ended April 19, the Panthers were held to a tie by Black Forest Academy.
BFA’s Jess Wiebe, assisted by Grace Yoon, scored in the 14th minute, but Patch tied it just before halftime on a Courtney Allen goal set up by Misty Taylor.
BFA claimed the shootout 4-3. That result will be used only to break ties in the final league standings between Patch (1-1-1) and BFA (3-0-1).
Ansbach 2, Bamberg 1
ANSBACH, Germany — Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Lady Cougars took command of the conference races on goals by Laura Bond and Krysta Rangel.
Ansbach (4-0) came from behind to win for the second time in four games.
Bond tied the score 18 minutes into the second half on an assist from Stacy Trendowicz. Then, with less than two minutes remaining, Rangel dribbled past two defenders and scored the winning goal.
The Ansbach defense allowed just two shots against keeper April Derbak.
Kimberly Bork scored for Bamberg (3-2). The Barons will host Brussels on Saturday to close out the regular season.
Heidelberg 3, Lakenheath 0
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — Rebeccah Drennan scored two goals and assisted on a third as the defending European Division I champions remained unbeaten.
Megan Bruce and Denise Rivera anchored the Heidelberg defense, which held Lakenheath to just four shots.
Monica Tubesing had a goal and an assist for Heidelberg, which also got assists from Michelle Thorne and Megan Brousseau.
Heidelberg (5-0 overall, 4-0 in Div. I) hosts Kaiserslautern on Saturday before concluding the regular season at Wiesbaden on May 17.
Lakenheath (1-3, 1-3) closes out its regular season at International School of Brussels on Saturday.
Aviano 9, Vicenza 1
VICENZA, Italy — Christen McCullough scored four goals and assisted on two Saturday as the Saints remained unbeaten atop the American Schools in Italy League standings.
Emily McNulty added three goals and two assists fro Aviano (3-0-1), which hosts Milan on Saturday in its regular-season finale. A victory over the winless Panthers would hand Aviano its second straight ASIL regular-season crown.
Naples 2, AOSR 1
NAPLES, Italy — Defending European Division III champion Naples rebounded from the previous week’s overtime loss to Aviano to stay alive for the conference championship.
Laura Keating and Laura Thompson each scored on American Overseas School of Rome goalkeeper Maria Adams to help Naples close out its regular season with a 4-1 record. AOSR finishes 2-1-1, as both teams await the start of the ASIL tournament May 15-17 at Marymount International School of Rome.
Hohenfels 6, Giessen 1
HOHENFELS, Germany — Britteny Ramos and Beth Macintire each scored twice as the Tigers upped their record to 3-1 going into Saturday’s regular-season finale at Baumholder.
Janelle Anderson scored for Giessen.
Hohenfels goalkeeper Jackie Martinez was called upon to make just one save.