Ex-Bisons pace Bays in win over Britons

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Baltimore Afro-American

Three former stars of national collegiate champion Howard University proved the difference in winning and losing as the revamped Baltimore Bays opened their 1973 soccer campaign.

Keith Acqui tallied one of the goals in the Bay's 2-1 victory over Bristol, a crack touring British team, at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.

Acqui and two former Bison teammates — Lincoln Phillips and Alvin Henderson — figured prominently throughout the contest.

The former turned in a scintillating goaltending job and the latter was all over the field for key checks and assists.

Henderson is the most recently signed member of the Bays.

Ironically, Alvin became acquainted with organized soccer at the age of nine while living in England. After moving to Trinidad he continued his soccer education through high school, then came to the United States to attend Howard.

He will be entering medical school this fall where, along with his studies, he makes time to participate in the Bison soccer programs. And, as if that isn't time-consuming enough, he is also employed by the Washington Department of Recreation as a coach for their junior soccer program.

At 22 years old and single, Alvin is an intense and hustling guy. He is anticipating a great season for the Bays and an upswing in soccer as a whole.