Now that Albion is a Nike apparel school, it’s safe to say the Brits went out this week and “Just did it.” This past week, both the men’s and women’s soccer and cross country teams were in action, as well as the women’s golf and volleyball teams.
Facing off against Rochester Hills in Albion’s home opener, the Brits came out strong and scored three goals in the first half, two of which were by Livonia senior Evan Schweizer. Berkley, Mich. junior Jonathon DiNunzio scored the third, but the goals did not stop there. Schweizer opened the second half as well, scoring twice in four minutes. DiNunzio had the last of the Brits’ six goals as they defeated Rochester College 6-2.
Their next match will be in Delaware, Ohio against Capital University on Friday, Sept. 4.
The lady Brits traveled to Anderson, Ind. to face Anderson University in their season opener. It’s safe to say they were ready to start the season defeating Anderson 4-0. Individual goals from Howell, Mich. freshman Alex Radzville; Canton junior Domenique Sarnecky; South Lyon, Mich. sophomore Jenna Urso; and Clinton Township, Mich. sophomore Samantha LaRocca propelled the team to their victory. Traverse City, Mich. sophomore keeper Maggie Troost earned her sixth collegiate shutout.
“There weren’t any major worries because it was a non-conference game,” Traverse City sophomore Maggie Troost said. “It was nice to get the first goal early in the game, but we all knew we couldn’t let up.”
The next match for the lady Brits will be Friday, Sept. 4 at Ohio Northern University.
Men’s Cross Country
The men’s cross country team started their season in the Olivet Open at Olivet College. In the 5K race, Marshall, Mich. freshman Kurt Swaton finished fifth overall with a time of 16:51.91 and led Albion on the leaderboard.
The team’s next race is on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Women’s Cross Country
The lady Brit runners also ran at the Olivet Open, running against Olivet College and St. Mary’s College (Ind.). Leslie, Mich. freshman Leaha Sinnaeve finished second overall with a time of 21:15.47.
Along with the men’s cross country team, the women will be traveling to Ypsilanti, Mich. to compete in the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
The women’s volleyball team scrimmaged Kellogg Community College (KCC) in a non-sanctioned match on Monday. The Brits won in a decisive fashion as they took all five sets from KCC.
Their first sanctioned match will be against Mount St. Joseph in Adrian, Mich. on Friday, Sept. 4.
What’s new in the national sports world?
There were two headline stories over the past week in professional sports.
The first was Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta throwing a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Aug. 30. Only allowing two baserunners — one on an error and one on a walk — he improved his record to 17-6 in the 2-0 victory.
Big news off the field in the NFL came about this past week when judge Richard M. Berman overturned Tom Brady’s suspension in the “Deflategate” scandal. However, the NFL plans to appeal the suspension.
Photo by Steve Marowski