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Late surge powers Albion into soccer semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 October 2018 at 10:34 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman -Albion’s Paige Derisley works to keep the ball away from Springville’s Hannah Goetz during the host Purple Eagles sectional win this evening.

A late two goal scoring burst earned No. 4 seed Albion a 3-1 victory over visiting No. 5 Springville this evening in a Section VI Class B1 quarterfinal soccer clash of unbeatens.

The victory advances Albion to a semifinal meeting against top seeded East Aurora at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Williamsville East. East Aurora downed No. 9 Newfane 4-1.

Albion’s Lexi Wolck heads the ball forward.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Albion regained the lead for good when Claire Squicciarini scored what proved to be the game winning goal off an assist from Abby Scanlan with 17:17 remaining.

The Purple Eagles then put a lock on the victory when Scanlan scored with 3:19 remaining from Brylie Hapeman.

Albion had grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Kendall Derisley scored just 8 minutes into the first half off an assist from Hapeman.

However, Springville rallied into a tie when Hannah Goetz scored at 25:06 of the second half.

Albion though took less than eight minutes to regain the lead for good as a nice centering kick by Scanlan set up Squiccirini for what proved to be the game winning goal.

Albion improves to 16-0-1 while Springville suffers its first loss of the season and finishes at 12-1-3.

Section V Class C2
Holley 1, Letchworth 0
No. 4 seed Holley edged past visiting No. 12 Letchworth 1-0 in the Class C2 quarterfinals on a second half goal by Halee Passarell.

Section V Class B1
Hornell 1, Lyndonville/Medina 0
Top seeded Hornell trimmed visiting No. 8 Lyndonville/Medina 1-0 on a second half goal off a corner kick.

Section VI Class B2
Akron 5, Wilson 3 OT
Akron outlasted Niagara-Orleans League foe Wilson 5-3 in overtime in a Class B2 quarterfinal as Kara Sequin scored 4 goals, including both overtime tallies, and Natalie Karmazyn netted 1.

Skylar Munnikhuysen scored 2 goals for Wilson.