I had planned to attend an Adirondack League game Wednesday, but work kept me in the office. My destination would have been Fort Ann or Salem.
As it turns out, either location would have been an excellent choice.
In Fort Ann, Hope Boland scored for Bolton-Warrensburg 20 minutes into the game, the Cardinals' Sarah Paige evened the scored before halftime, and it finished as a 1-1 tie. Both goalies -- Renee Allen of Fort Ann and Maria Baker of the Eagles -- made a bunch of saves.
That result gives unbeaten Lake George a commanding lead in the Adirondack. Second-place B-W is 7-1-1, so even if the Eagles beat Lake George the second time around, the Warriors would have to stumble against someone else. I hate to be a party pooper, but it's hard to imagine that happening.
In Salem, Corinth battled the homestanding Generals to a 2-2 tie. Corinth is 1-5-3, which won't win you any titles, but it's not a bad showing for a first-year program with one senior and one junior on the roster.
Those weren't the only close games in the Rondack on Wednesday. Whitehall was a 1-0 winner over Granville thanks to Dory Gosselin's first-half goal and a strong defensive effort late in the game.
There's still a big gap between the top and bottom of the Adirondack League, but the games among teams in the lower half of the league have been very competitive. That's a good thing for the league.
Elsewhere: Up north, Johnsburg scored twice in the second half to beat Crown Point 3-2. Khaleah Cleveland converted a Taylor Dwyer pass in the final two minutes to win the game.
In the Wasaren League, Cambridge continued its strong season with a 2-0 win over Waterford to move to 6-2 in the league. Miranda Seacord scored both goals.
Indirect kicks: I promised an alumni update this week, and that'll come in tomorrow's blog. ... Indian Lake-Long Lake played with as few as nine players on the field in a 7-2 loss to Keene on Wednesday because of sickness and injuries. Just like old times. ... Those two Adirondack League ties went to double overtime. I can't imagine what it was like to play 100 minutes in Wednesday's heat.