Albion girls hand Wilson first soccer loss

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 October 2020 at 8:48 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kenzi Hapeman sends the ball up field as Wilson’s Lilly O’Lay comes in to defend. The action took place during Albion’s home field win over previously unbeaten Wilson this evening.

A lone first half goal proved to be just enough as Albion avenged an early season 3-1 loss by knocking Wilson from the ranks of the unbeaten 1-0 this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game.

Abby Scanlan netted the lone goal for Albion midway though the first half as Sydney Mulka made 7 saves in the net for the Purple Eagles.

Improving to 6-3, the victory was the fifth in a row for the Purple Eagles after a 1-3 start to the season.

The loss drops Wilson to 8-1 and keeps runner-up Roy-Hart, a 3-0 victor over Newfane, in the thick of the title race at 6-2.

Roy-Hart will visit Wilson next Tuesday in the regular season finale needing a win to gain a share of the title. Wilson won the earlier season meeting with Roy-Hart 3-0.

Roy-Hart’s goals all came in the first half as Kara Choate scored off an assist from Nadia White, White scored from Choate and then Choate scored again from Ava Owens.

In the other N-O contest, Akron (3-5-1) downed Barker (0-9) 8-0 as Natalie Karmazyn scored 3 goals and Olivia Kreher 2.

Albion’s Aly Knaak works to advance the ball up field as Maddie Miller comes in to defend for Wilson.