Men’s soccer team hangs on to beat Albion, 4-3

Men’s soccer team hangs on to beat Albion, 4-3

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College men's soccer team led Albion College 3-0 and hung on to beat the Britons, 4-3, this afternoon at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

Final Score:
Olivet 4, Albion 3
Location: Cutler Athletic Complex; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 1-5-1 overall, 1-0-1 MIAA; Albion 2-4 overall, 1-1MIAA


  • The Comets took a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when senior Gregory Petty scored off a pass from sophomore David Magallon.
  • Olivet stretched its lead to 2-0 on an unassisted goal by sophomore Donald Robertson in the 37th minute.
  • On a nice give-and-go play, Magallon scored off a feed from Petty in the second minute of the second half to put the Comets up 3-0.
  • The Britons began their comeback with a pair of goals in a span of three minutes and 22 seconds.
  • Senior Michael Brait scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 62nd minute. He dribbled the ball up the field from his defensive position and sent a low shot to the far post and into the side netting for the goal.
  • Albion netted its final goal with 38.5 seconds remaining in the game.


  • Olivet finished the game with only nine shots, placing five on-goal.
  • Brait, Magallon and Robertson each took two shots.
  • Junior Nathan Weeks faced 23 shots in goal. He made seven saves, including several brilliant stops to keep Albion off the scoreboard.


  • Aaron Smit, Bobby Budlong and Erik VanFossen each had a goal.
  • Budlong also recorded a team-best seven shots.
  • Justin Kraft played in goal during the first half and had one save. Chris Wallace played the second half in net and did not record any saves.


  • The win is the first at Olivet for head coach Dan Montanye, who celebrated his 28th birthday today.
  • The Comets have now won five straight home games against Albion.
  • The four goals scored by Olivet is the most in a game since it had four in a 4-1 win on Oct. 4, 2014, against Adrian College.


  • The Comets play their final non-conference game tomorrow when they welcome Wittenberg (Ohio) University to the Cutler Athletic Complex for a 4 p.m. contest.