Samantha Cubbler scored two goals and assisted on a third tally Saturday as the Menwith Hill Lady Mustangs downed the visiting SHAPE Lady Spartans 6-3.
Cubbler did half of her damage on second-half set plays, according to Menwith Hill coach Pete Resnick. With the Lady Mustangs leading 3-2, Cubbler curled in a corner kick, then came back on a later corner to find Breanna Rogers for the game’s final goal.
According to Resnick, Menwith Hill built a 2-0 halftime lead on a Kaia Pierce free kick from 35 yards out that beat SHAPE keeper Vienna Morrison in the game’s eighth minute, and Rogers’ chip over Morrison’s head some four minutes later. A goal by Cubbler in the game’s 58th minute, and one by Kaylea Hersen in the 73rd minute accounted for Menwith Hill’s other scores.
Paris Johnson found the net twice for SHAPE, a Division II school that was coming off an 8-1 romp at Baumholder the previous week. Karoline Soerensen added the other goal for SHAPE (1-1), which next is scheduled to host Wiesbaden of D-I on Friday.
Unbeaten Menwith Hill (2-0) is next scheduled for a Saturday trip to Baumholder.
In other girls’ games of note:
Naples 6, Sigonella 0: Saturday at Naples, Alexandra Mack scored twice, and her teammate Isabella Lucy posted a goal and two assists to lift the Lady Wildcats to a 2-0 season record.
Kelsey Ortwein, Alex Foley and Kristen Song also tallied for Naples, which is to host Vicenza on Saturday.
Sigonella fell to 0-2 in two road games this season. The Lady Jaguars will be at home for the first time this season Saturday against visiting Aviano.
Aviano 1, AOSR 0: Saturday at the American Overseas School of Rome, Madeline O’Brien’s unassisted second-half goal was the decider.
It was the second straight 1-0 game for Aviano, which lost by that score at home the previous week to Marymount. Aviano is scheduled to travel to Sigonella on Saturday.
AOSR will take a 1-1 record into its next game, Saturday at the International School of Florence.
AFNORTH 4, Lakenheath 2: Saturday at Brunssum, Netherlands, All-Europe sophomore Erin Rivers assisted on two goals by her All-Europe teammate Kayley Harless and curled in a corner for a goal of her own to lead the Lady Lions of Division II to a season-opening victory over Lakenheath of Division I.
Harless and Rivers took advantage of opportunities set up by the AFNORTH midfield, according to an email reporting the game from AFNORTH coach Christopher Booth.
“The center midfield battle was impressive,” he wrote. “The Lakenheath duo of Emily Benedict and Haley Ellis and the AFNORTH duo of Cassidy Harless and Jena Solorzano engaged in a back-and-forth struggle throughout the game. Each pair contributed to and created many opportunities for their teams.”
Hope Bonenclark was the other AFNORTH player to convert a goal-scoring opportunity; Ellis and Jackie Orcutt got the goals for Lakenheath.
Lakenheath (0-1) next is scheduled for games Friday at Ramstein and Saturday at Kaiserslautern; AFNORTH (1-0) is to host Alconbury on Friday.
Ramstein 3, Wiesbaden 0; Saturday at Ramstein, 2011 player of the year Josie Seebeck assisted on all three scores.
Seebeck found Dominieu DuBois and Mackenzie Crews on corner kicks the pair converted into first-half goals, according to Ramstein coach Ricardo Buitrago, then got the ball rolling after intermission with a pass to Tori Coleman, who crossed it to Shannon Guffey for the team’s third goal.
Ramstein (1-0 overall and in Region II, is to host Lakenheath on Friday; Wiesbaden (0-1-1) is scheduled to play at SHAPE on Friday.