Purple Eagles, Mustangs battle to tie in OT

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 October 2017 at 12:52 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – In a crowd, Albion’s Elisabeth Baker heads the ball during the Purple Eagles overtime tie with host Medina/Lyndonville this morning. Also in on the action are Mayra Reyes-Rosario and Natalie DiCureia for Albion and Brianna McMullen for Medina/Lyndonville.

Rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, Medina/Lyndonville battled back to earn a 3-3 double overtime tie with visiting Albion this morning in a Niagara-Orleans League girls soccer game.

Albion jumped out to the early lead on a pair of goals by Brylie Hapeman.

Medina/Lyndonville did cut the deficit to 2-1 at the half on a goal by Olivia Carter but Albion got that one right back early in the second half on a tally by Elisabeth Baker to regain a 3-1 advantage.

However, the Mustangs came rallying back. First a goal by Brianna McMullen cut the deficit to 3-2 and then Carter tallied on a free kick with 12 minutes remaining to knot the contest.

Neither team could find the net in the two 10 minute overtime periods.

Albion, which won the earlier season meeting 3-2, also in overtime, finishes the N-O campaign at 6-4-2 while Medina/Lyndonville is 3-7-1 with one game remaining at Wilson on Wednesday.

Medina/Lyndonville’s Olivia Carter battles for control of the ball with Albion’s Yololt Rosario.