Albion girls edge Kendall in tourney semi

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 September 2016 at 9:46 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Lizzie Rath moves the ball up field against Albion defender Natalie DiCureia during the visiting Purple Eagles tournament semifinal win over the Lady Eagles.


Albion’s Elizabeth Baker tries to advance the ball up field against Kendall’s Brianna Wakefield.

Coming from behind in the second half, Albion edged past the host Lady Eagles 3-2 this evening in the semifinals of the Kendall girls soccer tournament.

Trailing 2-1, Albion gained the win on a pair of late goals by Brylie Hapeman, both off assists from Emily Blanchard.

Hapeman netted the equalizer with 12 minutes to go and the game winner with only five minutes remaining.

Kendall had rallied into a 2-1 lead earlier in the half on two goals by TT ReQua.

Albion led 1-0 at the half as Hapeman scored from Blanchard.

Isabella Prest made 14 saves in goal for Albion whose defense was anchored by Vivian Rivers.

Albion will now face York in the finals at 3 p.m. Saturday while Kendall will take on Bishop Kearney in the consolation contest at 1 p.m.

York blanked Kearney 6-0 in the other semi.

Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 4, Lyndonville 1
Trailing 1-0, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba got 4 second half goals from 4 different players to defeat host Lyndonville 4-1 in a Genesee Region League game.

Lyndonville took the 1-0 half-time lead on a goal by Aubrey Lewis.