Albion Tipped At The Wire
ALBION, Mich. - Goalkeeper Kat Dickson tipped a Lindsey Lubanski free kick to the far post with less than 15 seconds left to preserve Hope College's 2-1 victory over Albion College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's soccer action at Alumni Field.
Lubanski was awarded a free kick from 25 yards out when Morgan Munchez was given a yellow card.
"Lindsey would usually go near post," Albion Coach Eric Scott said. "She went across the goalkeeper's face and Kat made a good save."
Hope held a 2-0 lead as Kristina Bosch and Erin Jipping scored goals a minute apart in the first half.
Albion scored six minutes into the second half as Jessica Bidock accepted a long pass from Lubanski. Bidock got behind the Hope defenders and carried the ball in for her first goal of the season. Bidock finished the contest with four of Albion's eight shots, including two on goal.
"It was good to get a goal in the run of play," Scott said.
Despite a 5-3 edge in shots in the second half, Albion never mounted a serious challenge to score the equalizer until Lubanski's late chance.
"We gave a great effort against one of the top four teams in our league," Scott said. "I can't fault the effort.
"We're on the right path, but we need to get results," the Albion coach added.
Albion will challenge the top team in the MIAA at 12 p.m. Saturday when the side from Alma College visits Alumni Field.