Albion girls claim soccer tourney crown

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 September 2021 at 9:16 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Nikki Creasey works the ball up field for Albion during the Purple Eagles tournament title victory over visiting Sweet Home this evening.

The host Purple Eagles edged past Sweet Home 3-2 this evening in the championship game of the Albion girls soccer tournament.

The combination of senior Abby Scanlan and freshman Carmryn London accounted for all three Albion goals as the Purple Eagles improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Scanlan scored from London with 19 minutes to go in the first half to give Albion a 1-0 lead.

Sweet Home knotted the contest by scoring with just 44 seconds to go in the first half but the London to Scanlan combination clicked again just 12 minutes into the second half to put the Purple Eagles back on top to stay at 2-1.

Scanlan later scored what proved to be a huge game winning goal again off an assist from London with just 4:36 remaining for a 3-1 Purple Eagles lead as Sweet Home tallied with just 1:40 remaining to make the finish exciting.

Albion next visits Newfane at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.

Abby Scanlan, who netted all three Albion goals, drives the ball up field.

Boys Soccer

Marion 3, Kendall 2

Rallying from a 2-0 deficit, Marion rallied for three goals in the final 18 minures, two off corner kicks, to nip Kendall 3-2 in the consolation game of the Newark Tournament.

Kendall built up the 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by Mike McCue off assists from Colby Hughes and Louis Conte.

Batavia 8, Albion 1

Batavia downed visiting Albion 8-1 this evening in a non league game.

Corleone Plain scored Albion’s goal on a penalty kick.