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Grand Island ousts Albion in A2 playoffs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Mariah Elsenheimer (1) works to control the ball against Grand Island’s Lexi Miller (13) during the Purple Eagles sectional loss to the Vikings this evening at Lew-Port.

LEWISTON – It was a case of too little, too late for Albion as the No. 10 seed Purple Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 2 Grand Island this evening in a Section VI Class A2 soccer playoff game at Lew-Port.

Grand Island scored two quick goals midway through the first half and two more in a quick burst early in the second half to build up a commanding 4-0 lead. Julia Kelly netted two goals to lead the Vikings offensive surge.

Albion did come battling back with goals by Mariah Elsenheimer and Kayla Doyle in the final five minutes but could not overcome the big deficit.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Abby Squicciarini (6) battles for the ball against Grand Island’s Natalie Kaminski (19).

Section V Girls Soccer

Top seeded Kendall will host No. 9 Cuba-Rushford at 6 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals of the Section V Class CC playoffs. Cuba-Rushford advanced by defeating No. 9 Canisteo-Greenwood 4-1 on Wednesday.

In Class CCC quarterfinal action, No. 7 Holley visits No. 2 Mynderse at 6 p.m. Friday.

No. 8 Lyndonville will visit top seeded Jasper-Troupsburg at 6 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the Class DD playoffs.

Section V Volleyball

No. 6 seed Fillmore defeated No. 11 Lyndonville 25-27, 25-16, 25-16, 25-21 Wednesday in the opening round of the Section V Class D playoffs.

Section VI Volleyball

No. 2 seed Albion will host No. 15 Lew-Port at 6 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Section VI Class B playoffs.

In Class C, No. 13 Medina visits No. 4 East of Buffalo and No. 7 Roy-Hart hosts No. 10 JFK at 6 p.m. Friday.