Britons Weekly: This Past Week in Briton Sports

Football

The Brits took the field on Saturday, Oct. 24 with an undefeated record of 6-0 and looked to make it 7-0 against Trine University. For the first three quarters, things were looking up on the Albion sideline. However, it wouldn’t last.

With about six minutes remaining, Albion had a 51-34 lead over the Thunder; Trine gained possession and scored on a four-play drive that took only 50 seconds. The Thunder were then able to score with just over a minute left, recover an onside kick and score during the next drive which handed Albion a crushing 55-51 loss.

Once again, Pinckney, Mich., senior Dominic Bona had an outstanding game as he threw for 357 yards and five touchdowns. Birmingham, Mich., senior Joe Mayone had 121 receiving yards, and Trenton, Mich., senior Mike Czarnecki had 80 rushing yards in the game.

Looking to get back on track and move to 4-1 in MIAA games, Albion will travel to Olivet College next Saturday, Oct. 31.

 

Men’s Soccer

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Brits hosted the Trine University Thunder in an MIAA contest. While Traverse City, Mich., sophomore keeper Justin Kraft made 11 saves, Albion only had three shots on goal compared to Trine’s 13. Ultimately the shot difference was in Trine’s favor as they went on to defeat the Brits 2-0.

After their tough loss to Trine just four days earlier, the Brits were looking to get back on track when they hosted Hope College on Saturday, Oct. 24. It was a quiet first half for both teams as neither team was able to find the back of the net. However, in the second half the Flying Dutchmen were able to put two shots past Rockwood, Mich., senior Andrew Bobowski, which proved to be the difference makers in Hope’s 2-0 victory.

With only two games left in the season and a record of 5-11-1, the Brits will host Alma College on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

 

Women’s Soccer

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Brits hosted Trine University in an MIAA contest. Albion was looking to improve their record to 6-7 against MIAA opponents, and they were able to do just that with a 2-0 victory. The first half featured a goal from Canton, Mich., junior Domenique Sarnecky, which was her eleventh goal of the season. Clinton Township, Mich., junior Lauren Cross scored her first goal of the season in the second half.

The lady Brits have three games left in their season with their next being against Olivet College on Tuesday, Oct. 27 here in Albion.

 

Men’s Swimming

In an MIAA relay meet this past Saturday, the Brits were able to tie for second place with Kalamazoo College and Hope College with 52 points. Albion finished runner up in four different events, but they were able to secure first place in the 400 medley relay. Estado de Mexico junior Sebastian Tostado, Naperville, Ill., sophomore Lucas Harder, Lima, Peru, first-year Gerardo Huidobro and Grand Rapids, Mich., first-year Nate Kozycki were the competitors for Albion’s first place finish.

For the first time this season, on Saturday, Oct. 31., the Brits will swim in Albion’s Dean Aquatic Center in a dual meet against Alma College.

 

Women’s Swimming

The women were in the pool on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Grand Rapids, Mich., for an MIAA relay event. While tallying 76 points on the day, which was good for a second place finish, the Brits had a number of first place finishes in multiple events. Battle Creek, Mich., first-year Anna Moore was on three different relay winning teams, and she joined Bloomfield Hills, Mich., sophomore Sarah Kilbride, Kalamazoo junior Kylene Slocum and Bloomfield Hills junior Molly Blank in the 200-yard medley relay that defeated Hope College. Kilbride and Moore also teamed up with Milan, Mich., senior Anna Hargrove and Manistee, Mich., first-year Syriah Dobis to finish runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly.

Their next meet will be here in Albion on Saturday, Oct. 31 when they host Alma College in a dual meet.

 

Women’s Volleyball

The lady Brits had a busy week with three matches in five days. The first of the three was on Tuesday, Oct. 20 against Alma College. After 10 days removed from competitive action, the Brits were looking to start on a high note, but Alma wouldn’t let that happen. While the Brits won the first two sets, the Scots rallied to win the next three and defeat Albion 3-2. Vicksburg, Mich., first-year Taylor Rosenthal recorded a career high 16 kills in the Brits’ loss.

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Brits hosted Calvin College in MIAA play. Although the Brits played well, they were only able to win one set in the 3-1 loss to the Knights. Milford, Mich., first-year Monica Shuk had 14 digs on the night.

The Brits were back on the court on Saturday, Oct. 24, as they were hosted by Trine University. After losing the first two sets, Albion came out strong and dominated the third and fourth sets. However, Trine was able to fight off the Albion surge and defeat the Brits 3-2. Caledonia, Mich., junior Stephanie Thurner led the team with 14 kills, and Monica Shuk had 30 digs.

The Brits will take the court in Kresge Gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when they host Adrian College.

Photo by Steve Marowski

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Steven Marowski is a senior from Farmington Hills, Michigan, and is a professional writing and philosophy double major. Steve loves to talk sports, preferably baseball and hockey, and owns over 140 different hats. Follow him on Twitter at @Steve_Marowski

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