Men's Soccer Off To Best Start In Six Years

Men's Soccer Off To Best Start In Six Years

APPLETON, Wis. – The Albion College men's soccer program is off to a 3-0-1 start for the first time in six years.

The Britons remained undefeated Sunday as Kyle Bourlier collected his second game-winning goal of the weekend to lift the team to a 3-2 victory over Lawrence University. Bourlier sent a free kick on the ground that tucked into the lower right corner of the goal in the 66th minute.

First-year goalkeeper Maximilian Loria took over from there, collecting four of his five second half saves to seal the victory.

Kay Whitmore and Christian Hurtado scored as Albion forged a 2-0 lead in the first half. A first-year forward from Grand Blanc, Mich., Whitmore has scored a goal in three of the four matches played this season.

The Britons came away empty on other scoring chances, including Eric Vanfossen hitting a blast that struck the crossbar about a minute and a half before Hurtado's goal.

Albion's mettle was tested as Marian rallied to tie the score at 2. Joey Zimmer scored late in the first half, and he dished out one of the assists on Lewis Berger's equalizer in the 53rd minute.

Albion Coach Wytse Molenaar said the Britons did some good things offensively, and that is borne out by the team's 25-9 edge in shots, including 15-7 advantage in shots on goal. Hurtado placed four shots on goal. Bourlier and Will Colborn were credited with three shots on goal apiece.

The Britons jump into Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action Wednesday with a 4 o'clock kickoff at Alma College.

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