Albion girls score key victory over Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 September 2018 at 9:23 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Brylie Hapeman breaks in to score the winning goal during this evening’s key Niagara-Orleans League victory over visiting Akron.

A goal with just four minutes remaining earned Albion a narrow 2-1 victory over visiting Akron this evening keeping the undefeated Purple Eagles in sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer lead at 7-0 (12-0 overall).

Brylie Hapeman broke in clean to score with only 4:31 to go to snap a 1-1 deadlock and earn Albion the key victory.

Akron, which slips to 4-2, had a chance to take the lead on a penalty kick opportunity with 14:53 remaining but the shot sailed high over the crossbar.

The Lady Tigers did capitalize on a penalty kick goal by Jenna Robnett to take a 1-0 lead with 22:37 remaining in the first half.

However, Albion battled back to knot the contest on a goal by Abby Scanlan with 31:19 remaining in the second half off a nifty centering pass from Hapeman.

Purple Eagles goalie Sydney Mulka made three big saves in the second half to keep Akron off the scoreboard setting the stage for Hapeman’s clutch game winning breakaway goal in the final four minutes.

Wilson stayed just a game off the pace at 5-1 by blanking visiting Roy-Hart (1-6) 2-0 on goals by Kassidy Sidote and Lilly O’Lay.

Albion’s Abby Scanlan works to get by Akron defender Morgan Wdowka.

Albion’s Mariah Plain and Akron’s Mindy Doktor scramble to go after the ball.