Albion Drops One-Goal Decision at Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio Dylan Neal's third goal of the contest gave Albion a 5-4 lead late in the third quarter, but it did not hold up as Wooster handed the Britons a 7-6 setback in a non-league contest.

Neal scored twice in the second quarter as Albion forged a 2-2 tie. Evan Albertson and Tom Herold provided the response for Wooster, and their goals boosted the Scots to a 4-2 lead at halftime.

Joel Hedemark and Neal scored man-advantage goals and Brad Bogus tacked on his first goal of the contest as Albion forged a 5-4 lead with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. Kyle O'Grady assisted on two of the scores.

Nate Weltman scored the equalizer for Wooster with 1:40 left in the third, and the Scots seized the lead for good on Herold's unassisted goal with 11 minutes left in regulation. Josh Herold's score gave Wooster a two-goal advantage with 6 ½ minutes left.

Bogus, who was making his first collegiate start, scored with 1:10 left to cut the margin to a goal, but Wooster won the face-off and ran the remaining time off the clock.

"We had plenty of door step chances, but we were unable to finish," Albion Coach Jake DeCola said. "We must have had five clear shots, but give credit to Wooster goalkeeper Matt Magoon for stopping them."

Magoon collected six saves as Wooster remained undefeated (7-0).

Albion goalkeeper Kyle Formanczyk was credited with 14 saves.

After playing its last four contests on the road, Albion returns home for a March 29 contest against Thiel (Pa.) College.


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