High School Soccer: Marymount boys take title, but it’s not easy
As expected, the Marymount International School of Rome wrapped up the Region IV title and an undefeated regular season Saturday. What wasn’t expected was the difficulty it had to reach both goals in a 1-0 victory over the Sigonella Jaguars at Sigonella.
"The Sigonella defense and goalie [All-European Conor Quinn] worked hard to shut down a Marymount offense that had scored 31 goals this season," Jaguars coach Philip Andre said in an e-mail Saturday. The Jags shut down Marymount (7-0-0) until the second half, when Allesandro Kamaciatto put a shot past Quinn. It stood up to lift the Royals to the victory and a possible top seed in this week’s European Division II boys tournament, scheduled Wednesday through Saturday at Ramstein. Sigonella (1-5-1) will play the D-III event at the same time and place.
In other boys soccer of note Saturday:
Ramstein 8, Wiesbaden 0: At Ramstein, the defending European D-I champ joined its female counterparts in posting an undefeated season behind two goals each from Jon McClouth, Ryan Olson and Justin Vernon.
According to Ramstein coach Dan Nukala, Ramstein (7-0-0, 5-0-0) broke the game open by scoring four times in the first 10 minutes of the second half to pull away from a 3-0 lead. Vernon and Dennis Dooley, who has played every minute of every game this season, led Ramstein to its fifth shutout of the year. Glenn Verley and Alex Lee each posted three assists for Ramstein.
Wiesbaden (1-5-1, 1-4-0) will join Ramstein in this week’s European Division I tournament.
SHAPE 7, AFNORTH 0: At Brunssum, Netherlands, the reigning European D-II champ outgunned last season’s D-III champ with a 43-minute blitz that produced a courtesy-rule victory.
Simone Arcamone scored three goals and assisted on two as SHAPE, which will vacate its D-II title to play in this season’s D-I event, closed a 5-1-0 regular season. AFNORTH (0-7-0), which will play D-II instead of D-III this year, suffered its second shutout of the week.
Mannheim 3, Baumholder 3: At Baumholder, Karsten Klink scored twice and dominated the midfield to earn the Bison (1-5-1) a tie against a Baumholder squad (5-1-1). Both teams are bound for this week’s European D-II tournament.
Hohenfels 7, Vilseck 2: At Hohenfels, Nino Jessup and Tim Salerno each scored twice as Hohenfels, ticketed for this week’s D-II event, closed its regular season 4-2-1. Vilseck, headed for the D-I tournament, is 1-5-1.
Patch 6, Ansbach 0: At Stuttgart, Jacob Camacho, Ron Kirkemo and Brandon Lockridge each scored twice to earn a 3-3-1 regular season for the D-I Panthers. Ansbach of D-II is 1-6-0.