Offense Doing Work
ANGOLA, Ind. – Albion College scored the last eight goals of the first half to build a 10-goal halftime lead and it coasted to an 18-7 victory over Trine University in its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association contest of the season.
Ashley Glenn scored three goals late in the first half, and Alyssa Glenn and Mackenzie Novak tacked two goals apiece. Ashley Glenn finished the day with five goals, bringing her team-leading total to 35. Alyssa Glenn produced four goals and an assist, and Novak chipped in with three goals and three assists. Kadie Koolwick dropped five goals – two in the first half and three in the second.
"Today was the first time I've seen seven people work together on our offense," Albion Coach Shanta Loecker said. "There was better offensive chemistry which meant better possessions. As a result we were getting better looks at the goal. If we didn't get the perfect shot we did a great job of getting the rebound."
Alyssa Glenn controlled nine draws as Albion dominated possession.
"The two people who consistently did what they were supposed to were Alyssa Glenn and Kadie Koolwick," Loecker said. "They played a huge role in the possession advantage we had. Both of them were functioning exactly like they're supposed to on draw control."
Briton goalkeeper Victoria Della Pia collected five saves.
Albion, winners of its last four to improve to 4-3, returns home Saturday for a 1 o'clock contest against MIAA rival Hope College. It is the first of back-to-back home contests for the Britons who will challenge Southwestern (Texas) University at noon Sunday.