The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


October 22, 2013

Albion boys soccer eliminated with loss at Springville

Medina girls stay alive with home win over JFK


Springville 4, Albion 1

SPRINGVILLE - The high school soccer playoffs don't offer second chances. Miss a few opportunities, let the opposition capitalize on a few, and just like that the season is over.

That's what happened to the Albion boys soccer team on Monday afternoon. The Purple Eagles controlled possession for much of the game, spending a ton of time in the offensive zone near the net, but failed to score until it was too late. 10-seed Albion fell to 7-seed Springville, 4-1, in the pre-quarterfinal round of the Class A-2 playoffs. Springville moves on to face 2-seed Riverside in Buffalo this afternoon.

"We played an even game, back and forth," veteran Albion coach Greg Martillotta said. "We had our chances, and we just couldn't capitalize on them."

Midway through the first half, Springville scored two quick goals within the span of five minutes, a margin that would hold up until halftime. Both came of the foot of Kevin Zabawa, on assists from Owen Gow.

As the final minutes of the half ticked away, Albion maintained serious pressure but couldn't take advantage. 

The Purple Eagles kept up the heat early in the second half, as (XX) and (XX) continued to circle the Springville net, but were foiled away numerous times by Griffins goalie Nolan Gills, who drew huge roars from the pro-Springville crowd as he made impressive diving saves.

The Albion pressure subsided as the half wore on, and Springville's Dustin Emerson essentially sealed the deal with 17 minutes remaining in the game. Emerson obtained possession of the ball about 20 feet in front of the goalkeeper, taking a low, hard shot that found the left corner of the net. It was now 3-0, a deficit that was now almost impossible to overcome.

Springville's Brandon Sullivan added another with 10 minutes remaining, and Albion's Kyler McQuillan found the net with less than five minutes left, on a direct kick.

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