Soccer team falls to top opponents

A fter opening their season with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Granville,Whitehall’s varsity soccer team had an opportunity to see how they matched up against two of the league’s best teams last week.

The Railroaders faced off againstFortAnnand defending league championLake Georgeand it appears they have some work to do if they want to be considered among the league’s elite.

WhitehallhostedLake Georgeon Friday afternoon and after opening the game strong, the Railroaders gave way to a more talentedLake Georgeteam, falling 5-0.

Whitehallkept the Warriors in check through the games first 20 minutes and even had a chance to take a lead at the 32 minute mark when theLake Georgegoalie misplayed a ball and allowed it to get away from her, but the ensuing shot went just to the left of the goal.

Several minutes later,Lake Georgefired a shot toward goalkeeper Kelsey Huntington who attempted to make a leaping save only to have the ball just glance off her fingertips and fall behind the line to give the Warriors a 1-0 advantage.

The Railroaders almost evened it up a minute later but Emily Harker’s shot clanged off the top bar, just missing a goal.

A few minutes later,Huntingtonmade a valiant effort to retrieve a loose ball in front of the net but was beaten by aLake Georgestriker who got their first, dribbled to the left and took the open shot for a 2-0 lead.

The Warriors added two more goals in the early in the second half, including a beautiful shot from the right corner that hit the top of the net for a 4-0 lead.

Lake Georgewould tack on another goal to make it 5-0.

For the game,Whitehallmanaged five shots toLake George’s 14.

On Tuesday (Sept. 12),Whitehallfaced a skilledFortAnnteam.

Taking advantage of crisp passing and precise shots, the Cardinals defeated the Railroaders 3-0 behind three first half goals.

Three different players scored goals for Fort Ann as they cruised past Whitehall in each teams Adirondack League Opener.

Fort Ann fired off 24 shots and played stifling defense, holding Whitehall to a single shot on goal.

Kelsey Huntington and Kelsey Farley saved a total of seven shots but the Cardinals offense was too much to handle.

With the losses, Whitehall drops to 0-2 in the league and 1-2 overall.

They play in Luzerne today and host Bolton on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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