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Warriors roll on with productive offense and good team chemistry

LAKE GEORGE The Warrior soccer squad this past week offered a series of offensive shows backed up by an aggressive defense to stay undefeated in the Adirondack League. Friday, Lake George players executed a strategy that shut down last years league champion North Warren and brought their season tally to 7-0 in the league, 7-2 overall. Warrior soccer players ganged up on leading Cougar scorer John Remington, keeping the ball away from him and effectively shutting down his game, Warrior Coach Blake White said. Im sure it was really frustrating for John Remington, White said. North Warren dominated ball possession in the game, and White said it was due to teamwork. We had one of our better passing games, he said. The North Warren guys really hustle, but we put a lot of pressure on them. Sept. 17, the Warrior squad outshot Hadley-Luzerne 34 to 17, but a strong defensive effort by the Eagles kept the score close at 2-0. We had good possession, but the Luzerne players did a good job clogging things up in front of their goal, keeping our shots to a minimum, White said. On Sept. 15, the Warriors controlled ball possession in their matchup with Hartford. Although the game was scoreless for the first 30 minutes, it broke open in the 2nd half when Lake Georges deep team allowed substitutions without losing their momentum, White said. Our wave of fresh legs just took its toll on Hartford, he said of the game, which ended 7-0. We just wore em down. One of the Warriors strengths, White said, is they maintain a consistent play regardless of the skill level of their opponents. Weve had some one-sided contests, but the boys stay focused and resist getting over confident, he said. Also, they just keep getting better each game. White said hes particularly pleased with how senior Toby Noble has improved this year, becoming the teams leading scorer. Noble tallied 3 goals all last season as an outside halfback, and has already scored 11 in his new position as a forward with only a third of the season expired. He just transformed into a whole new player this year, White said. Hes hungry to score and hes very aggressive and determined. In a game Sept. 12 against Fort Ann, Noble showed his determination in a game that was tied 1-1 with minutes to go, hustling with multiple moves in front of the goal to score the tie-breaker against the team that is considered a top challenger for the league title, White recalled. In this game, the Warrior goalie was tested saving at least 8 shots on goal, a rare number this season. The efficient Warrior defense this year has kept the ball away from their goal, having only given up 2 goals while scoring 39, White said. This is quite a crew, he said. We were looking for more offense this year, and we now have it Weve got great chemistry this season.

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