Girls Soccer Patch improves to 3-0 with shutout of Vilseck
All-European Janelle Loney chalked up a goal and an assist Saturday as visiting Patch completed the pre-spring break portion of its schedule with a 5-0 victory over Vilseck.
The victory, hard on the heels of the Lady Panthers’ 4-1 victory Friday at Hohenfels, improved Patch to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Region III. Loney also scored a goal for Patch in Friday’s game.
In other weekend girls soccer of note:
Ramstein 9, Baumholder 0: On Saturday at Baumholder, Josie Seebeck scored four goals and Mackenzie Crews had two but, according to Ramstein coach Ricardo Buitrago, things were not all that easy for his defending European Division I champs.
"Baumholder (1-1) did a great job of surprising us on a couple of defensive drives and runs," he said in an e-mail Saturday. "Their striker, Lauren Dooly, did a great job on and off the ball and created opportunities that fortunately for us did not materialize."
None of that, however, detracted from the effort of Ramstein (2-0), particularly by Seebeck and Crews.
"The Lady Royals did a phenomenal job of controlling the tempo and rhythm of the game starting from the back," Buitrago wrote. "Josie Seebeck had a phenomenal game in the midfield and Mackenzie Crews was solid as our stopper."
Aviano 4, Sigonella 2: On Saturday at Sigonella, two goals by Chelsey Bayne and strikes by Sarah Craver and Thalia Vergara overcame a 2-0 deficit as the Lady Saints handed Sigonella its first defeat of the season.
Sigonella (2-1) led 2-0 after 11 minutes on a goal by McKenzie Jacks off a feed from Kendra Coates and a score by Adrienne Moore. Christel Custodio set up Moore’s score.
Aviano (1-2), however, got one back before intermission on a high-arching direct kick from just outside the box. It then evened the score 10 minutes into the second half, according to Sigonella coach Shawn McCarthy, before tacking on the final two goals to snap the tie and put the game away.
Bitburg 1, Mannheim 1: On Saturday at Mannheim, Kayla Johnson’s conversion of a penalty kick with 11 minutes to play allowed the Lady Barons (0-1-1) to salvage a tie.
Mannheim (0-1-1) had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half on Alanna Crockwell’s unassisted tally.
Brussels 1, Menwith Hill 0: On Saturday at Brussels, Jennifer Alonso scored an unassisted second-half goal, and the defensive work of the Preciado sisters, sweeper Sarah and stopper Dianet, made it stand up for the Region I victory.
The victory improved the Lady Brigands to 1-0-1 overall and in Region I. Menwith Hill is 1-1 overall and 0-1 in Region 1.