Akron sweeps to spoil Albion’s Homecoming

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2017 at 9:46 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Preston Flugel works his way up field against Akron defender Tyler Whitbeck during the Purple Eagles Homecoming loss to the visiting Tigers this evening.

The Akron boys snapped a season long five Niagara-Orleans League game winless streak by nipping host Albion 2-1 in overtime this evening spoiling the Purple Eagles Homecoming..

Albion, which slips to 2-4, grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half as Spencer Lombard scored off an assist from Leonel Rosario.

However, Akron, which is now 1-4-1, rallied to tie the game in the second half on a goal by Ethan Martin. The Tigers then claimed the victory on a goal in the first overtime period by Bryce McClaine.

Albion’s Sarah Gregori battle with Akron’s Julia George for control of the ball..

The Akron girls then completed the doubleheader sweep by besting Albion 5-1.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 half-time advantage as Kara Sequin netted all 3 goals.

Sequin and Maggie Leeds then each scored a goal in the second half.

Mariah Plain netted Albion’s goal.

Akron is now 6-1 in the league and Albion 3-3-1.

Marion 5, Kendall 3
Nate Warters and Miguel Aguirre both had a goal and an assist for Kendall in the 5-3 non league loss to visiting Marion.

Brahayan Gonzalez also had a goal and John Rath an assist for Kendall which is now 4-4.

Girls Soccer
Kendall 1, Alexander 0
A second half goal by Taylor ReQua earned Kendall a narrow 1-0 victory over Alexander in a Geensee Region League game.

Katherine Pearson earned the shutout in goal for Kendall which is now 6-1 in the league and 8-2 overall.

Newfane 4, Wilson 0
Emily Foltz and Kayleigh Daniels each scored a pair of goals to lift Newfane to a  4-0 victory over rival Wilson in a Niagara-Orleans League game.

Madalyn Traverse made 7 saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Newfane is now 6-1-1 and Wilson 5-3 in N-O action.

Albion’s Kendyll Hadick tries to drive between Akron defenders Tyler Whitbeck and Devin O’Brien.

Albion’s Abby Pappalardo and Akron’s Jenna Robnett go for the ball.