Burger hockey squad downs Lake George as league play begins

WARRENSBURG The local high school Varsity Field Hockey team dominated their arch-rival Lake George Sept. 12 in their first step toward defending their 2007 Adirondack league championship. The Warrensburg High School field hockey players kept the ball primarily in Lake George territory, taking 19 shots on goal to zero for the Warriors, on the way to a 2-0 home-turf victory. Burgher Mercedes Maltbie racked up a goal and an assist, and teammate Carol White also scored mid-way in the second half. Warrior Goalie Jordyn Conway had a great performance, with 17 saves recorded, Warrensburg Coach Mary ann Bump said. Our team kept Lake Georges goal-keeper under constant pressure, she said. We put up a nice offensive threat and tough defense. Lake George has historically been among the top teams in the league, and often a contender for the Adirondack League Championship. Lake George is a a tough competitor, but we had a great group effort, Bump said. Were very pleased with our teams offensive and defensive output. Warrensburgs 2008 team has a tough act to follow. The 2007 squad fought all the way to the state finals, where they were a stroke or two short of the state championship. Of course, the 2007 squad was also Adirondack League and Section II champions. With that in mind, all teams are gunning for the 2008 field hockey team. But so far this season, the Warrensburg hockey players are coping with the pressure, Bump said. Theyre molding into a championship team while having a good time, she said. The weekend before the matchup with Lake George, the Burghers won their own tournament by defeating Schulerville 2-0 in regular play and Greenwich 3-2 in double overtime.

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