Girls soccer roundup: Lady Royals notch another shutout
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Ramstein’s Lady Royals continued their march through Division I, blanking the three-time defending European champion Heidelberg Lady Lions 5-0 on Saturday.
The shutout was the fourth in four games for Ramstein, which has outscored its opponents 21-0 this season.
All-Europe sophomore Heather Harvey scored three times for the Lady Royals; newcomer Mari Shakir and Emily Kash added the other goals. Shakir also handed out an assist.
According to Ramstein coach Bill Belmear, April Brown and Katee Norris were the keys to a Ramstein defense that needed just five saves from All-Europe goalkeeper Andra Vanderneck.
It was the second straight shutout suffered by Heidelberg (1-2 overall and 0-2 in D-1 play) has failed to score. The Lady Lions were blanked 6-0 at International School of Brussels on March 27.
Heidelberg hosts Würzburg next Saturday; Ramstein plays ISB.
In other girls’ games of note on Saturday:
Hanau tops Mannheim
HANAU, Germany — Kyri Bye-Nagel scored four goals as the Panthers continued their rebound from a season-opening loss with a 7-2 victory over Mannheim at Black Forest Academy. Hanau is 2-1 in D-II play.
Despite the lopsided score, the day was significant for the Lady Bison (0-3), as Kelsey Chavarria and Ashley Davis fired shots past Hanau goalkeeper Rachel Gordon for the first Mannheim goals since the 2002 season.
Hanau plays at SHAPE next Saturday; Mannheim will host Vilseck.
Aviano goes to 3-0
SIGONELLA, Italy — The Aviano Saints improved to 3-0, beating the Sigonella Jaguars 4-0.
Alexa Wan tallied twice for Aviano, which also got goals from Kassie Mangosing and Bree Mariz and three assists from Ashley Lynch.
Aviano is to host archrival Naples (3-0) next Saturday in a showdown for the league lead. Sigonella (1-2) plays at Vicenza.
Ansbach blanks Menwith Hill
ANSBACH, Germany — Alison Hazen, KeKe Johnson and Caroline Robinson handled the scoring in Ansbach’s 3-0 non-conference victory over the Menwith Hill Lady Mustangs.
Menwith Hill is 0-2-1 overall going into its first conference game next Saturday at Alconbury. The Mustangs tied Bamberg 1-1 on Friday during their two-game Germany road trip. Danielle Joseph connected for Menwith Hill’s goal; Patricia Gardner had the goal for Bamberg (1-1-2).
Ansbach will take a 3-1 record into its conference home game next Saturday against Baumholder.