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Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith drives to the goal as Bitburg sophomore keeper Isabella Madamba positions herself for the save. The host Wiesbaden girls squad blanked Bitburg on Saturday, 4-0.

Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith drives to the goal as Bitburg sophomore keeper Isabella Madamba positions herself for the save. The host Wiesbaden girls squad blanked Bitburg on Saturday, 4-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith drives to the goal as Bitburg sophomore keeper Isabella Madamba positions herself for the save. The host Wiesbaden girls squad blanked Bitburg on Saturday, 4-0.

Wiesbaden junior Meghan Smith drives to the goal as Bitburg sophomore keeper Isabella Madamba positions herself for the save. The host Wiesbaden girls squad blanked Bitburg on Saturday, 4-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden senior Andrea Arnold shoots past Bitburg junior defender Anne-Marie Clark on Saturday. Arnold scored half of her team's goals, as the host Wiesbaden squad downed Bitburg, 4-0.

Wiesbaden senior Andrea Arnold shoots past Bitburg junior defender Anne-Marie Clark on Saturday. Arnold scored half of her team's goals, as the host Wiesbaden squad downed Bitburg, 4-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Bitburg sophomore goalie Isabella Madamba snags a save during DODDS-Europe high school soccer action on Saturday. Despite a tough effort, Bitburg was outlasted by the host squad from Wiesbaden, 4-0.

Bitburg sophomore goalie Isabella Madamba snags a save during DODDS-Europe high school soccer action on Saturday. Despite a tough effort, Bitburg was outlasted by the host squad from Wiesbaden, 4-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Bitburg sophomore Piper Flood, left, and Wiesbaden senior Alina Kulmala battle for the ball during a soccer game, won by Wiesbaden 4-0, on Saturday.

Bitburg sophomore Piper Flood, left, and Wiesbaden senior Alina Kulmala battle for the ball during a soccer game, won by Wiesbaden 4-0, on Saturday. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden sophomore defender Mackenzie Jefferson and freshman keeper Rebecca Russell chase down the ball as Bitburg senior Klea Bajala watches from the ground during a soccer match, hosted by Wiesbaden, on Saturday. Wiesbaden won the game, 4-0.

Wiesbaden sophomore defender Mackenzie Jefferson and freshman keeper Rebecca Russell chase down the ball as Bitburg senior Klea Bajala watches from the ground during a soccer match, hosted by Wiesbaden, on Saturday. Wiesbaden won the game, 4-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden senior forward Andrea Arnold scored a pair of goals Saturday in the Warriors' 4-0 victory over the visiting Barons from Bitburg.

Wiesbaden senior forward Andrea Arnold scored a pair of goals Saturday in the Warriors' 4-0 victory over the visiting Barons from Bitburg. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden junior Deon Davis dribbles past Bitburg defenders as junior teammate Dawayne Blake keeps pace on Saturday during the final week of regular season DODDS-Europe soccer. The host Warriors bested Bitburg 7-0.

Wiesbaden junior Deon Davis dribbles past Bitburg defenders as junior teammate Dawayne Blake keeps pace on Saturday during the final week of regular season DODDS-Europe soccer. The host Warriors bested Bitburg 7-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden sophomore Dillon Tisdale shows some fancy footwork while attempting to elude Bitburg defenders junior Damian Sotelo and sophomore Mitch Pope. The host Warriors went on to victory, 7-0.

Wiesbaden sophomore Dillon Tisdale shows some fancy footwork while attempting to elude Bitburg defenders junior Damian Sotelo and sophomore Mitch Pope. The host Warriors went on to victory, 7-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden sophomore John Arnold scored two goals on Saturday to help his team to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Barons from Bitburg. Here, Arnold tries to shake sophomore Bitburg defender Kenny Love.

Wiesbaden sophomore John Arnold scored two goals on Saturday to help his team to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Barons from Bitburg. Here, Arnold tries to shake sophomore Bitburg defender Kenny Love. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Wiesbaden junior Devan Tisdale sends the ball flying on Saturday during his squad's 7-0 victory over Bitburg.

Wiesbaden junior Devan Tisdale sends the ball flying on Saturday during his squad's 7-0 victory over Bitburg. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Bitburg senior and co-captain Brandon Roesch kicks the ball while Wiesbaden junior Devan Tisdale tries to catch up on Saturday during the final regular season matchup for the two teams. Wiesbaden went on to win, 7-0.

Bitburg senior and co-captain Brandon Roesch kicks the ball while Wiesbaden junior Devan Tisdale tries to catch up on Saturday during the final regular season matchup for the two teams. Wiesbaden went on to win, 7-0. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

Bitburg sophomore Kenny Love, right, tries to prevent Wiesbaden senior Ryan Fisico from getting to the ball on Saturday during a game that the Warriors won, 7-0. Fisico scored twice.

Bitburg sophomore Kenny Love, right, tries to prevent Wiesbaden senior Ryan Fisico from getting to the ball on Saturday during a game that the Warriors won, 7-0. Fisico scored twice. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

MAINZ-KASTEL, Germany — Wiesbaden’s soccer squads finished off their regular seasons with some momentum heading into the DODDS-Europe championships by blanking Bitburg on Saturday in front of a home crowd at KFV Stadion.

The Wiesbaden girls rode a pair of goals by senior Andrea Arnold to earn a 4-0 victory over the visitors.

In the first half, Wiesbaden was able to funnel the ball into the middle of the field creating plenty of one-on-one situations that kept Bitburg sophomore keeper Isabella Madamba busy.

Junior Meghan Smith kept the pressure on Bitburg early as she constantly found herself in the open, but she was unable to find the net in the early minutes. At the 25 minute mark, Arnold broke through as she was able to convert on a golden opportunity. The shot gave Wiesbaden a 1-0 lead, a score that would hold true through the first half.

“I just stood there and I was so scared,” said Arnold about the goal. “I always miss those, I usually overanalyze.”

Bitburg coach Lin Hairstone urged his club at halftime to be more aggressive and go for the ball.

“This game isn’t out of reach, but you’ve got to put one in,” Hairstone told his team.

While the Barons amped up their aggressiveness in the second half, the technical prowess of the Warriors proved too much as Arnold scored her second goal early in the second half. Smith and senior Emily Dill added the final two goals for Wiesbaden, putting the game out of reach.

Arnold said the victory helps her team’s mindset going into the tournament, slated for May 21-24.

She said scoring a pair of goals in her final home game and attending prom later in the day made things extra sweet.

“It’s a dream day,” an emotional Arnold said as she fought back tears.

The Wiesbaden boys team was looking for its first win in the region and it brought plenty of firepower to achieve it Saturday, as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Barons in a physical contest.

In the end, Wiesbaden was able to exploit its advantage in speed and once the goals started, the Warriors never took their foot off the gas pedal.

Wiesbaden sophomore John Arnold started things off with a free kick 14 minutes in that caught Bitburg sophomore keeper Kelton Dobbs off guard. Arnold later added another goal, equaling his sister’s two-goal effort from earlier in the day.

Junior Dawayne Blake also added a pair of scores for the Warriors and senior speedster Ryan Fisico added a pair, thanks in part to a Bitburg own goal. Junior Deon Davis added the other score for the Warriors.

Fisico said winning his last match at home “feels good,” adding that he’ll miss high school soccer, especially the team aspect of the sport.

The Warriors said they feel that they can hang with the big boys come tournament time.

“I think we have a pretty good chance,” Blake said.

pattonm@estripes.osd.mil


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