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Lake George now atop of league after turnaround victory over Fort Ann

LAKE GEORGE On their way to securing the top spot in the Adirondack League Friday, The Warrior Boys Soccer team learned a new way to win play a so-so game, get behind, put your coach on edge, then engineer an energetic rally to win the game. The Warriors accomplished this new feat Friday with a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over top league contender Fort Ann. Warrior Coach Blake White described the game in which the Warriors kept their league record unbeaten at 11-0. About seven minutes into the game, Fort Anns Jeremy Hoag kicked a sharp pass into the Warrior goal. This first score of the game during a series of corner kicks on Lake George was a wake-up call for the Warriors. Minutes later, the Warriors picked up their pace, and began dominating the ball more. At halftime, White gave the team a pep talk as they sat beside a shed on the side of the soccer field. Weve got to get some energy going here, he said, noting how he was pleased about how the action in the last few minutes of the half had played out. The team then took to the field, and in less than a minute and a half, Toby Noble had scored a goal. From that point on, White recalled Sunday, Fort Ann was in trouble and we were flying we were looking like ourselves again. Nobles goal gave the team a lift, and the players got their game in gear, dominating the ball in the second half. Sunday, White said Brendan done played well as a sweeper back, keeping the ball away from the Warrior goal, shutting down the Cardinals offense, with the help of his teammates. Brendan took things under control in a sensational effort, White said. Our defense played well we only gave up three shots on goal...And Toby scoring that goal gave us a big lift at a critical point. Fifteen minutes in, Mike Kenny put the Warriors ahead, and three minutes left in the game, Kenny passed the ball to Adam Johnson, who kicked in the final point. White said the win was satisfying. Id rather that our team have energy at the end, he said. It was a good comeback for us This was a big win, but were not done yet. If Lake George retains its top position in the league, this would be the sixth Adirondack League soccer title for White in his 27-year career. As of Tuesday, Lake George was scheduled to play Hadley-Luzerne on Wednesday, and the 2007 league champion North Warren on Friday. The team then finishes up its season next week with a game Monday against Hartford and a matchup with Warrensburg on Friday. The title is within sight, White said. We may be in good shape right now, but we have to take care of business.

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