Whitehall sports round-up, Oct. 28, 2021

Whitehall girls end season with a loss

By Keith Harrington

The Whitehall girls soccer team was riding a high after nipping Fort Ann, one of the Adirondack League’s elite programs, 1-0, on Oct. 5. Coach Boyd Hunt’s squad seemed to be peaking at the right time and primed for a deep playoff run.

However, the Railroaders never were able to recapture the magic that lifted them to the victory over the Cardinals as they went 0-4-1 down the stretch.

When the Section II tournament pairings were announced, #19 Whitehall realized they had drawn #14 Cambridge, which topped the Railroaders 3-1 in a non-league contest to start their recent skid. Cambridge blew open a close game at the half to beat the Railroaders, 4-1, thus eliminating them in the play-in round.

The game was scoreless at the half as Whitehall was able to play evenly with the #19 seed. The Railroaders looked much more like the team that they had been earlier in the month.

Cambridge was able to impose its will in the final 40 minutes, scoring four unanswered goals.

Mia Alpy gave Cambridge a 1-0 lead in the second half at the 37:14 mark. Alpy extended the lead to 2-0 nearly nine minutes later when she converted a pass from Addison Gates.

Gates hit the back of the net herself with 11:43 remaining in the game to make it 3-0 Cambridge. Sam Crandall picked up the assist.

Gates rounded out the scoring with 5:10 to go, converting a pass from Crandall to give Cambridge the 4-0 lead.

Rochelle Davis earned the shutout in goal for Cambridge. Dory Gosselin played well in goal for the Railroaders.

Cambridge, 4-7-1, advanced to the Class C opening round to meet #3 Maple Hill.

Whitehall’s season comes to an end with a mark of 4-6, 5-8.