Purple Eagles surge past rival Mustangs
A quick four goal scoring burst late in the second half rallied Albion to a 6-3 victory over rival Medina/Lyndonville in a Niagara-Orleans League boys soccer game at Vets Park this afternoon.
Trailing 3-2, Albion pulled even on a breakaway goal by Leonel Rosario with 17:22 remaining in the second half.
Ignited by that tally, the Purple Eagles quickly regained the lead for good at 4-3 when Nate Scanlan scored just 39 seconds later at 16:43 off an assist from Angel Rosario.
Keeping the momentum, Albion upped its lead to 5-3 when Kendyll Hadick scored on a breakaway with 11:31 remaining.
The Purple Eagles then put a firm lock on the victory when Angel Rosario scored just 34 seconds later on a penalty kick with 10:57 to go to make it 6-3.
Albion also jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the outset as Thomas Hollenbeck scored just 10 minutes in on a breakaway.
Medina/Lyndonville answered right back with the equalizer just four minutes later as Nate Dillenbeck scored at the 26:04 mark and the sea-saw battle was underway.
It took Albion less than six minutes to get that one back as Hadick tallied with 20:47 to go off an assist from Hollenbeck to take a 2-1 lead at the half.
The outset of the second half saw Medina/Lyndonville come battling back as Evan Silversmith netted the equalizer at 33:04 and Casey Wineicki followed up with the go ahead tally at 22:31 for a 3-2 Mustangs lead.
The last surge and the victory though belonged to Albion as the Purple Eagles got four quick goals in a span of only seven minutes from Leonel Rosario, Scanlan, Hadick and Angel Rosario.
Albion improves to 2-1-1 in the league while Medina/Lyndonville slips to 1-3-1.
Medina/Lyndonville next hosts Wilson at 4:30 p.m. Friday while Albion entertains Roy-Hart at 7 p.m. Saturday.
In the the N-O games, Wilson (4-0-1) nipped Newfane (2-2) 1-0 and Akron (1-3-1) trimmed Roy-Hart (2-3) 3-2. Aidan Bligh and Jacob Fritton scored the goals for Roy-Hart.