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Albion U17 girls squad competes in Brockport International Tournament

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Mariah Elsenheimer moves the ball upfield for Albion during a game Saturday against the Hilton Heat. Elsenheimer had Albion’s lone goal in a game earlier in the day, a 1-0 win over Ottawa.

Facing top notch competition from both sides of the border, Albion’s U17 girls team went 1-2 at the Brockport International Festival Soccer Tournament over the weekend.

Albion opened the tournament with a narrow 1-0 victory over Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Mariah Elsenheimer scored the lone goal.

Albion, which finished second in its division in the preliminary round, then dropped a 4-2 decision to the Hilton Heat. Emily Blanchard scored both Albion goals.

Albion then dropped a 2-0 decision to the top team in the other division, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“The girls did very well,” Albion Coach Paul Zeppetella said. “They played against division one level competition. I’m just very proud of our girls for what they accomplished at that level of soccer. It was great competition and great experience for them.”

Emily Blanchard had two goals on Saturday against the Hilton Heat. The game was played during rain in Brockport.