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Headline Sports — 22 September 2010

By Tyler Vespa

Women’ Soccer

Record: 1-6-1

Last week: The Lady Brits recorded two losses against Schoolcraft Community College ( 4-0) and Siena Heights (2-0).

This week: The Lady Brits had a tie against Madonna on Sept. 15, and loss in Indiana against Earlham by a score of 3-0.

Key Player: Rachel Kain and Hannah Mills produced several shots each, and South Lyon junior forward Lauren Eckler had the lone goal in the two-week period.

What’s next: The Lady Brits have two more non-league games before they face off with Kalamazoo on Sept. 29 for their MIAA opener. They will play Illinois Wesleyan on Sept. 25.

Football

Record: 1-2

Last week: After trailing just 5-3 at halftime, the Britons couldn’t produce much more in the second and fell to Butler(Ind.) 17-6.

This week: The Britons rolled over Greenville College by a score of 35-10. The Britons shut out Greenville in the second half.

Key Player: The Albion defense put together two good weeks only giving up 27 points total in two games. Buchanan sophomore Clinton Orr rushed for 246 yards in two weeks and had a record day with 4 touchdowns against Greenville.

What’s next: The Britons will play one more non-league game on the road at Wisconsin-Stevens Point next week before they begin league play at home on Oct. 2 against Kalamazoo.

Cross Country

Record: A first and fourth place finish for the men. A third and twelfth  place finish for the women.

Last week: On Sept. 4, The Albion College men’s cross country team won the Vanderbilt Invitational, while the women finished last out of 3 teams.

This week: On Sept. 11, The Albion men’s cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams with the women placing twelfth out of 15 teams.

Key Player: At the Vanderbilt Invitational, the men were led by Deion Pruitt, Mitchell Klingler, Paul Lewis, and Matt Melvin, while Amanda Weaver posted a record time for the women. Showing consistency, the same runners led both teams in Ohio.

What’s next: Both teams will compete at the MIAA Jamboree on the Sept. 25, and then visit Chicago for the Sean Earl Invitational.

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