Ramstein rolls into Division I title game
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Sophomore Heather Harvey scored three goals and Collette Bannister added another Friday as Ramstein advanced to the European Division I girls soccer championship game with a 5-0 romp over the International School of Brussels.
“This is what we’ve played for all year,” Harvey said.
Harvey assisted on Ramstein’s first goal, when she broke loose with the ball down the right sideline, drew the defense to her when she dribbled toward the box, then shoved a pass to wide-open Susie Flucker, who converted into an open net.
Five minutes later, Harvey took a pass from Bannister at the right side of the box and angled a shot into the lower left corner of the net.
Bannister added the third goal three minutes later when she drilled a 30-yard shot just under the crossbar.
Harvey and Bannister scored their second goals within a two-minute span less than five minutes into the second half to put the game away.
Neither team scored in the first 30 minutes.
“It was a little tough in the beginning, but once we started playing our game, we were all right,” Bannister said.
The Lady Royals moved into Saturday’s 4 p.m. championship game against the winner of Friday’s late semifinal between three-time defending European champion Heidelberg and Würzburg.