Girls soccer roundup: Lady Cougars capture III-South tourney title
GIESSEN, Germany — Krysta Rangel, off a feed from Alicia Contreras, scored a second-half goal Saturday that lifted the Ansbach Lady Cougars to a 2-1 victory over the Hohenfels Tigers.
The victory gave the Lady Cougars the Division III-South tournament championship and a berth in the European Division III tournament Thursday and Friday in Ramstein.
Ansbach finished the two-day, round-robin regional with a 3-0-1 record.
Hohenfels will also head to the Division III tournament as Division III-South’s regular-season champion.
Alison Hazen, with an assist from Rangel, scored to gave Ansbach a 1-1 halftime tie.
Tiara Walz scored for Hohenfels.
Lady Royals triumph
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The Ramstein Lady Royals, behind two goals each from Heather Harvey and Collette Bannister, completed a perfect regular season Saturday with a 6-2 victory over the Würzburg Lady Wolves.
Harvey also added an assist as the Lady Royals upped their overall record to 7-0 and their league mark to 6-0.
Ramstein limited Würzburg to four shots on goal.
In other games:
Patch still perfect
VAIHINGEN, Germany — Kylie Merchant scored three times and Ashlee McConnell twice as the Patch Panthers improved to 7-0 with a 6-2 victory over the Hanau Panthers.
McConnell added an assist for Patch, which will be the top seed in the European Division II event which runs Thursday through Saturday at Ramstein.
The Bye-Nagel sisters, sophomore Kyri and senior Kyla, scored for Hanau, which ended the regular season 3-2-2.
Bitburg nips SHAPE
SHAPE, Belgium — Chelsa Gavigan converted a penalty kick midway through the second half Saturday to give the Bitburg Lady Barons a 3-2 victory over the SHAPE Lady Spartans.
Although Bitburg brought a lackluster 2-4 record into the contest, SHAPE coach Shawn Whitehurst, whose team fell to 3-2-2 overall, said he wasn’t all that shocked at the outcome.
“They have a lot of talent,” he said.
Bitburg exploited some of that talent just three minutes into the game, when Adrienne Ruiz scored the first of her two first-half goals. She came back later in the period to score again off a pass from Jacki Ventrice.
Charlotte Grimstand and Monika Peery scored for SHAPE.
BRUNSSUM, Netherlands — Kelsey Chavarria scored three goals as the Mannheim Lady Bison registered a 3-1 road victory Saturday over the AFNORTH Lady Lions.
Mannheim, which hadn’t won a game since 2001 before downing Vilseck 2-1 at home on April 24, finished the regular season with a 3-4 record.
AFNORTH, which got its goal from veteran Annika Carlson, finished 1-4-2.