SHAPE shows off firepower in 6-0 victory over Baumholder
SHAPE unleashed its international power on Saturday, blanking Baumholder 6-0 in boys high school soccer.
Andre Brugmann scored two goals and assisted on a score, and Piotr Kwiecien added a goal and an assist as the defending European Division II champion Spartans improved to 2-0 overall and in II-North.
Returning All-Europe midfielder Claudio Citta, Daniele Coccia and Jorge Quesada also scored for SHAPE, which had to call on goalkeeper Sean Murnane only five times to preserve the shutout.
According to SHAPE coach Tony Blasio, Citta and his teammate Fernando Caballero stood out for the Spartans.
Baumholder, which hasn’t scored this season, fell to 0-2 overall and in the conference.
In other boys games of note on a slushy, muddy Saturday in Central Europe:
AFNORTH 3, Bitburg 3: At Brunssum, Netherlands, sophomore James Perea’s goal in the closing minutes salvaged a tie for AFNORTH (1-0-1, 1-0-1) in a II-North donnybrook. Sid Banks’ second goal early in the second half had given Bitburg (0-1-1 overall and in II-North) a 3-2 lead. According to AFNORTH coach Greg Blankenship, Bitburg’s Daniel Renaud, Jamie Watts, Jordan Thomas and All-Europe first-teamer Brian Schwennecker dominated the field during the ensuing 30 minutes. “Fortunately for AFNORTH,” Blankenship wrote in an e-mail report of the game, “it is an 80-minute contest, and James Perea has a wicked kick.” Perea’s chance to make the game-tying goal was a result of the work done during the game’s final 10 minutes by All-Europe midfielder Chris Eden, Tobias Christmann and Alex Hartung in reclaiming control of the field, Blankenship added.
Brussels 5, Alconbury 2: At Brussels, Mike Hebing scored twice, and Matt Oppenheim and Andrew Gagnon each added a goal and an assist as the Brigands romped in the III-North conference opener for both teams. Cristian Felice scored both Alconbury goals.
Black Forest Academy 1, Mannheim 0: At Mannheim, Billy Reed’s second-half penalty kick proved to be the winner for the 2006 European D-II runners-up. “Earlier, we had missed a penalty kick,” Mannheim coach Martin Goering said by telephone Saturday. “BFA’s always tough.”
Hohenfels 2, Hanau 1: At Hanau, Damion Odum and Lucas Hoss each scored second-half goals to keep the defending European D-III champions unbeaten. All-Europe forward Anthony Marshall set up both scores for Hohenfels (2-0 overall and in III-South). David Butler scored for Hanau (1-1, 1-1)
Wiesbaden-Patch postponed: At Stuttgart, a snow-covered field forced the Panthers to scrub their game against Wiesbaden.