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Albion girls score key win over Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 August 2018 at 6:53 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Alexis Creasey brings the ball up field against Akron defenders Julia George (19) and Danielle Bellis (9) during the Purple Eagles key win over the host Lady Tigers this afternoon.

A quick two goal scoring burst in the first eight minutes ignited Albion to a 4-1 victory over host Akron this afternoon in a key early season Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game.

Abby Scanlan scored just 1:43 in and Brylie Hapeman followed up with a tally six minutes later, off an assist from Kendall Derisley, to give Albion the quick 2-0 lead.

Albion’s Abby Scanlan goes high to try and stop a pass by Akron’s Morgan Wdowka.

The Purple Eagles upped the advantage to 3-0 before halftime as Scanlan scored again at the 19 minute mark, again off an assist from Kendall Derisley.

Akron cut the deficit to 3-1 when Jenna Robnett scored 15 minutes into the second half but the Lady Tigers would get no closer.

Albion got that one back when Kendall Derisley scored with 12 minutes remaining to make it 4-1 and put a lock on the Purple Eagles victory.

Sydney Mulka made no less that 10 key saves in goal for Albion with 8 of them coming in the second half when Akron turned up the offensive pressure.

The Purple Eagles defense was anchored by Paige Derisley, Aly Knaak, Sarah Gregori and Leah Pritchard.

Albion improves to 2-0 in N-O action while Akron slips to 1-1.

The Purple Eagles next compete in the Kendall Tournament on September 6 and 8 facing the host Lady Eagles in the opening round.

Albion’s Kendall Derisley battles with Akron’s Danielle Robinson for control of the ball.