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Burgher soccer team celebrates second win in five years

Salem's large soccer field aided Warrensburg's effort, as the Burghers like to get the ball wide, coach Lemery said.

"Their field gave us a lot more room to be able to run and tip the ball across to the other side," he said.

Warrensburg owns two companion statistics in the

Adirondack League - one is remarkably good, and the other isn't. As of Friday, the Burghers were leading the western division of the league in goals scored with 7, but they were also leading in goals against, at 14.

Their high-scoring offense Friday was partially due to Lemery placing a third forward up front to overcome the opposing defense and create more attacking opportunities, he said.

The Burgher defense this year is anchored by Aaron Seeley, who is a new goalie after being moved from fullback. A five-year veteran, Seeley is gaining confidence, Lemery said.

"Aaron is starting to get some confidence," he said. "He really kept us in Friday's game."

Another key element in the win against Salem was Sophomore Chris Robinson, Lemery said. The coach moved him from forward to defense to try to contain Salem's sensational soccer player Rolando Vigil.

"Robinson was on Vigil like glue, and he shut him down," Lemery said.

The next game scheduled for the Burghers is against Lake George, away. In the meantime, the Burgher soccer players have since been savoring the memories of the win, despite a tough loss Monday.

"The kids were really psyched after the Salem game, Lemery said. "The energy level on the bus coming home was just insane."

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