Albion scores season-opening win

Albion scores season-opening win

ALBION, Mich. – Rayna Edwards and Kaitlyn Piontkowsky scored their first goals at the collegiate level and Riley Burnette tacked on the first goal of her senior season to propel Albion College to a 3-1 victory over Hiram College on the opening night of the women's soccer season.

Edwards scored in the 32nd minute as she pounced on the rebound that came after Kameron Szalay's shot was stopped by Horam goalkeeper Ally Green.

Piontkowsky finished a one-on-one opportunity against Green.

Hannah Ward scored the Hiram goal, putting a penalty kick in the net in the 74th minute.

Albion generated 26 shots in the match, placing 11 on goal. Burnette and Clare Kelley were credited with five shots each.

Albion will completed the opening weekend of the season with a 2 o'clock Saturday match against Coe (Iowa) College.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email