Britons Weekly: A Look at the Past Week in Briton Sports

Women’s Soccer

The lady Brits hosted Calvin College in their home opener and third league match on Monday, Sept. 14. The two teams were evenly matched throughout most of the game, but Calvin was able to score with two minutes left, winning 1-0. Even though the Brits had good defense and goaltending, they only had two shots on goal compared to Calvin’s five.

Albion hosted the Hope College Flying Dutchmen on Thursday, Sept. 17. Hope went into the game undefeated this season, and it stayed that way as the Flying Dutchmen beat Albion 3-2. Albion came out strong, getting goals from South Lyon, Mich. sophomore Jenna Urso and Canton, Mich. junior Domenique Sarnecky in the first half. However, Hope College freshman midfielder Rylie Dalton scored twice resulting in their victory.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Brits traveled to Angola, Ind. to take on Trine University. Albion’s 2-2 league record left them wanting to make a statement, which they delivered.Going in with a 2-2 league record, Albion wanted to make a statement, which they did. Canton, Mich. junior Domenique Sarnecky scored early in the first half, and Clawson, Mich. sophomore Olivia Paquette scored her first two collegiate goals in the Brits’ 3-0 victory.

“As a team, we all get along,” Albion head coach Eric Scott said. “We have some really strong forwards playing for us. I don’t think there are any areas of major concern.”

With an overall record of 5-3, the lady Brits will have some time off with their next game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, where they will travel to Olivet College.

 

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team started their week in Adrian, Mich. against the Adrian Bulldogs. Ann Arbor, Mich. junior Andrew Prince opened the game’s scoring, but it was the only goal the Brits were able to tally. In overtime, Adrian College midfielder Mark Proctor was able to score and lift the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory.

The Brits were on the road on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Kalamazoo College. Albion came out strong, starting with a quick goal from Canton, Mich. junior Bobby Budlong. After a Kalamazoo goal tied it up about ten minutes later, Ann Arbor, Mich. junior Andrew Prince scored his second goal of the week to lift the Brits to a 2-1 victory.

Albion will look to try to get its MIAA record above .500 as they host Olivet College on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

 

Football

The Brits’ football team hosted Lakeland College on Saturday, Sept. 19, hoping to add to their record to 3-0 for the year. The final score was 47-21, making this the first victory under 60 points for the Brits.For the first time this year, Albion did not score at least 60 points, but the 47 they did score was enough for a victory, 47-21. Pinckney, Mich. senior Dominic Bona threw for 237 yards, and Southfield, Mich. senior Colin Parks accumulated 169 rushing yards.

Albion has started 3-0 on the year for the first time since 2001, and will have to wait until October 3 for its first MIAA matchup with Hope College.

 

Women’s Volleyball

On Wednesday, Sept 16, the Brits volleyball squad traveled to Alma College in their third MIAA match of the season. After losing the first two sets, Albion tried to extend the game by winning the third, but Alma was able to hold off the Brits in Albion’s 3-1 loss. Vicksburg, Mich. freshman Taylor Rosenthal led the team with 11 kills.

On Friday, Sept. 18, the Brits took on the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in their first match in the Wooster invitational and gained a 3-1 victory. Albion picked up its second victory against the College of Wooster in a 3-1 victory. As for Saturday, Sept. 19, the Brits completed the four game sweep of the weekend with a 3-1 win over Capital University and 3-0 win against Oberlin College.

Next up for the lady Brits is Calvin College on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The team will travel to Calvin and look to even up their MIAA record to 2-2.

 

Men’s Golf

Olivet College hosted the Brits men’s golf team in Battle Creek, Mich. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the second of eight MIAA Jamborees. Albion accumulated a team score of +27, which earned them fifth overall. Jackson, Mich. junior Connor Maddalena led the Brits with a score of +2.

The Alma Scots hosted the next MIAA jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Brits finished with a score of +35, landing them in sixth place. Jackson, Mich. junior Connor Maddalena led the team with a score of +2, while St. Clair Shores, Mich. sophomore Jim Chapman was right behind him with a +8. Adrian, Mich. senior Brandon Rincon played as an individual and shot a 77.

The next MIAA jamboree for the team is Monday, Sept. 21 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

 

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team traveled to Alma, Mich. on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the Alma Scottie Invitational. Allegan, Mich. senior Katrina Tooker led the team with a score of +19, but the Brits finished fourth out of four teams.

The next match for the team is on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Marshall, Mich., where Olivet College will host another MIAA jamboree.

 

Men’s Cross Country

In the Spartan Invitational, the cross country team took on some of the best talent at the Division I and II levels, such as Michigan State, Illinois University and Grand Valley State University. Plymouth, Mich. senior Mitch Clinton finished at number 111 out of 390 total runners with a time of 27:20. Grosse Ile, Mich. sophomore Alex Dermody finished only 22 seconds behind Clinton at number 146.

The next race for the Brits is Saturday, Sept. 26 in Holland, Mich. for the MIAA jamboree.

 

Women’s Cross Country

The lady Brits also traveled to East Lansing to compete in the Spartan Invitational. Allegan, Mich. junior Jessica Shaw finished at number 31 overall with a time of 22:51. Dublin, Ohio sophomore Leanne Wegley was next to finish behind Shaw with Leslie, Mich. freshman Leaha Sinnaeve and Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. freshman Maddy Denison rounding out Albion’s top four.

The team will also travel to Holland, Mich. for the MIAA jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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