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Hockey players battle top goalie in win over Lake George

WARRENSBURG The Burgher varsity girls field hockey team continued to show its prowess and power this last week as they defeated Lake George 2-1 on Wednesday and followed it up with a 4-0 win over North Warren. The Warrensburg team remains unbeaten in Adirondack League play as they are nearly two-thirds through the 2008 season. The team is 11-2 overall this year. Against Lake George, Abby Roth and Carol White scored one goal each within six minutes of the second half for the win. Jenna Bechard scored Lake Georges goal on an assist from Katelyn Callahan. The score could have been much more tilted in favor of the Burghers, but Warrior goalkeeper Jordyn Conway one of the top[ goalies in the league repelled 19 of the 21 Burgher shots on goal, Warrensburg Coach Mary ann Bump said. We had a nice shooting effort and put a lot of pressure on their goalkeeper, she said. Bump praised her midfield for keeping the ball within shooting distance of the Warrior goal for much of the game. It was a great effort by midfielders to keep the ball up so our forwards could shoot as often as they did, she said. In the game against North Warren, Mercedes Maltbie racked up two goals, while Katarina Edwards and Juliet Needham both tallied one each. North Warren Goalie Sarah Erickson blocked 15 shots on goal, and Burgher Drew Lamy had four saves. Tuesday, the Burghers were scheduled to play against Queensbury, a far larger school that Warrensburg defeated 2-0 in an early season matchup. Wednesday, the Burghers were facing Corinth at home, followed by Hadley-Luzerne on Thursday. Then Saturday at 11 a.m., they compete at The Dome against Johnsburg at 11 a.m, Bump said. All season, its been our objective to score one more goal than the opponent, and theyve been accomplishing that and more, she said. Bump said Monday her team has continually improved during the season, developing teamwork, field vision as well as passing and shooting skills. The team now has balance and depth with a strong lineup of both scorers and defenders, she said. We wanted everybody to peak at the end of the season, and it looks like theyre doing that, she said.

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