Goalkeeper Josh Dinsmore and his defense made Archie Robertson’s first-half goal stand up Saturday as the Lakenheath Lancers blanked the defending European Division I champion SHAPE Spartans, 1-0, at Lakenheath.

According to Lakenheath coach Greg Mako, Robertson headed a free kick off the foot of All-European Jordi Davis into the SHAPE net for what would be the game’s only score.

So well did the Lakenehath defense play that Dinsmore was called upon to make just four saves, two in each half.

The outcome, SHAPE’s first loss of the season, suggests the European D-I tournament later this month at Ramstein-Kaiserslautern will be a very competitive event. Of the D-I schools, only SHAPE, Ramstein and International School of Brussels went into the weekend undefeated.

SHAPE (3-1-0 in Region I and 3-1-1 overall) was coming off a narrow escape Friday at Alconbury. The Dragons, a D-III school, fell 2-1.

Next up for SHAPE is a showdown at the International School of Brussels on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Lakenheath (4-2, 2-1) is schedule to play Saturday at Alconbury.

In other boys soccer of note:

Naples 4, Marymount 1: Saturday at Naples, Nigel Alexander scored a second-half equalizer, then assisted on three other second-half goals to help the Wildcats to the Region IV victory.

Marymount led 1-0 at the half on an 11th-minute strike by Ricardo Cerza, but Alexander took a pass from David Arreguin shortly after the break and banged it home for the game-tying tally. Alexander then busied himself with assisting on two goals from Troy Reeves and another tally by Hunter Johnson, according to Naples coach Craig Lord.

That was plenty of cushion for Naples keeper Nick Herbert, who came up with six saves and blanked the Royals, the 2010 European D-II runners-up, for the final 69 minutes of the game.

“It was a great win for us,” Lord said by telephone Saturday.

Naples (4-1-1) is scheduled to close the regular season Saturday at 2010 European D-II champion and 2011 Region IV champion American Overseas School of Rome. Marymount (3-3) is to host Sigonella on Saturday.

Alconbury 4, Menwith Hill 0: Saturday at Menwith Hill, Jeff Black scored two goals and assisted on a third as the European Division III contenders rebounded from Friday’s one-goal loss to visiting D-I champ SHAPE.

Alconbury (5-1-1 overall and 5-1-0 in Region I) closes its regular season Saturday against visiting Lakenheath. Menwith Hill is to host AFNORTH the same day.

Ramstein 2, Wiesbaden 2: Saturday at Wiesbaden, Ramstein scored the equalizer in second-half injury time after playing most of the game with 10 players after a first-half red card, according to Wiesbaden coach Ben Arcila.

“Their goal and the final whistle were almost simultaneous,” Arcila reported in a Saturday email.

All-European Jon McClouth, off an assist from Christian Turrain, came through with the point-saving goal that kept the Royals unbeaten at 3-0-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the region. They’ll close their regular season Saturday at home against Kaiserslautern.

McClouth assisted on Ramstein’s first goal, tallied by Andrew Fitzpatrick.

Wiesbaden (3-1-2, 1-1-2) got its goals from a successful penalty kick by Michael Lipowicz and an unassisted strike by Quintin Torke.

Both teams are scheduled for the European D-I tournament. Wiesbaden is scheduled to tune up for that event with a final regular-season game at Bitburg on Saturday.

Patch 2, Ansbach 0: Saturday at Ansbach, Cougar goalkeeper Mikael turned aside 15 shots, but Jacob Camacho’s goal off a feed from David Hopkins and his own team’s own goal undid the effort.

Patch moved to 3-1-1 overall and in Region III; Ansbach completed its regular season 0-6-1 overall and in the region. Patch is to host Vilseck Saturday in its final regular-season game. Next up for Ansbach is the European D-II tournament.

Sigonella 6, Milan 4: Saturday at Sigonella, All-Europe sophomore forward Ben Jacks scored four times to lead the Jaguars.

According to Sigonella assistant Matt Jacks, the younger Jacks connected for three of his strikes in the first half, with the first coming off a pass from Alessandro Thomas. Jacks juggled the pass off his chest to get past a Milan defender, then rocketed a shot into the upper corner of the net.

Thomas added two first-half goals, from assists by Mike Mink and Peter Swisshelm, to boost the Jaguars to a 5-1 halftime lead.

Milan, however, scored three straight goals after intermission to narrow the gap to 5-4 before Jacks connected for the dagger. On the ensuing kickoff after Milan had climbed to 5-4 down, Jacks dribbled through seven defenders and rammed home his fourth goal of the day.

Sigonella (4-2) is scheduled to play at Marymount International School of Rome on Saturday before moving on to the D-III tournament.

Milan (0-5-1) is to close its regular season Saturday at the International School of Florence in a battle of winless teams.

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