On Tuesday, April 5, the Brits traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., to take on Calvin College in an MIAA doubleheader. In game one, New Hudson, Mich., junior Lauren Oppliger had two hits for the Brits, and while they had runners on base in every inning except the first, they were not able to score in most of those opportunities and took a tough 3-1 loss.
In game two the Brits were held scoreless through six innings, but they rallied in the seventh for four runs. However, Calvin scored five runs between the third and the sixth inning and were able to hold off the Brits’ rally for a 5-4 win.
On Wednesday, April 13, the Brits will travel to Olivet College for an MIAA doubleheader.
The Brits had two games this week, the first being on Tuesday, April 5 against Elmhurst College. The Brits took an early 8-2 lead in the first quarter, and Elmhurst wasn’t able to come back, as the Brits won 18-11. With the win, the Brits improved to 4-4 on their season. Bowmanville, Ontario, senior Cameron Braun scored four goals, and Northville, Mich., first-year David DiRado scored three goals.
Their second game of the week was on Saturday, April 9 against Kalamazoo College in MIAA conference action. Albion outscored Kalamazoo in each of the four quarters to go on to defeat the Hornets, 11-3. Braun and Brighton, Mich., senior Dylan Neal each scored three goals in the victory. DiRado and Grand Blanc, Mich., junior Dominic Hamper each tacked on two goals.
Next up for the Brits is a home game against Adrian College on Tuesday, April 12.
On Wednesday, April 6, the Brits hosted Olivet College in their first MIAA conference match. Albion simply dominated the match, as they outscored Olivet 12-0 in the first half and cruised to a 19-1 victory. Grosse Pointe, Mich., sophomore Cait Gaitley and Farmington Hills, Mich., senior Julie Wood each scored five goals apiece. Bloomfield Hills, Mich., senior Isabel Fontana; Bloomfield, Mich., senior Kadie Koolwick and Glendale, Calif., first-year Ariella Ruiz each scored twice for the Brits.
Much of the same story can be said for the Brits on Saturday, April 9, when they hosted Alma College on Senior Day. The Brits shut out Alma in the first half and went on to win 17-4 over the Scots. Gaitley led the way for Albion and scored seven goals. Ajax, Ontario, senior Victoria Della Pia made 12 saves in the game and also fielded six ground balls.
The Brits will travel to Calvin College for an MIAA match on Tuesday, April 12.
On Saturday, April 9, the Brits hosted the Adrian Bulldogs for an MIAA match. Macomb, Mich., first-year Josh McGarry and Grand Blanc, Mich., junior Zach McKenzie each extended their matches to three sets but were unable to defeat their opponents in Albion’s 7-0 loss. McGarry took the first set but was unable to win the next two. McKenzie won the second set, 6-3, but was defeated in the third set, 6-1.
The Brits will travel to Kalamazoo College on Wednesday, April 13.
On Tuesday, April 5, the Brits hosted Adrian College in an MIAA meet. Trenton, Mich., first-year Lauren Solano and Ann Arbor senior Heather Vogt both won a doubles and singles match in Albion’s 6-3 victory over the Bulldogs.
Vogt played her doubles match with Ann Arbor, Mich., junior Lauren Rasmussen, and the duo dominated in an 8-2 victory. Vogt also won her singles match in three sets.
Solano was paired with junior Chrissy Gauss in her doubles match, in which the pair won 8-5. As for Solano’s singles match, she won her sets by a score of 6-0 and 6-2.
On Saturday, April 9, the Brits hosted Trine University in an MIAA meet, and Albion once again came out strong with an 8-1 victory. Solano and Gauss won their doubles match, as well as Vogt and Rasmussen. Saginaw, Mich., sophomore Rachel Barry and Flushing, Mich., sophomore Olivia Conover won their doubles match as well.
On Tuesday, April 12, Albion will travel to Calvin College for an MIAA meet.