The Alma College Women's Soccer team hosted Albion College on Wednesday afternoon and defeated the visiting Britons by a score of 9-1 at Scotland Yard. Alma is now 6-1-1 in the MIAA, good for first place at the halfway point of league play and are 9-2-1 overall this season. The Britons fell to 0-6-1 in the league and 0-10-1 in 2012.
"Our focus and energy were both good from the opening whistle," said Scots Head Coach Jeff Hosler. "Our substitutes got more minutes than normal, as did the reserves that were dressed for this match."
The Scots jumped out to a quick start by taking a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and eventually extended the advantage to 8-0 by halftime. Alma continued their strong play early in the second half and extended their lead to 9-0 before Albion got on the board in the 68th minute for the final score of 9-1.
Six different players scored for the Scots during the afternoon, led by three girls with two tallies a piece - Jr. M/F Taryn Handyside (Montrose, Mich./Hill McCloy), So. Mackenzie Smith (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel) and So. M/F Kailey Vlug (Coopersville, Mich./Coopersville).
Assists for the Scots in the victory came from Sr. M/F Danielle Hicks (Marshall, Mich./Marshall), Fr. D Allison Smith (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Northern), Mackenzie Smith, Wilson and Vlug.
The team has this weekend off and will open up the second half of their league schedule on Tuesday afternoon, when they host Adrian College at Scotland Yard. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.