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Somers/North Salem Suffers Pair of Lopsided Losses

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Michael Dutt carries across center ice. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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BREWSTER, N.Y.— It’s better that a team gets its worst games out of its system now than during the Section 1 playoffs.

Somers/North Salem endured a pair of lopsided losses to Horace Greeley and Clarkstown last week.

The Sabers lost to Greeley 11-3 on Friday, Jan. 27 at Brewster Ice Arena.

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“We’ve got to work hard and work hard all the time,” Somers/North Salem coach John Veteri said. “You’ve got to come to play every game like it’s your last.”

The deficit was just 2-1 after one period but the Quakers exploded in the second period. Greeley quickly went up 4-1 and then scored three goals in less than a minute to extend the lead to 7-1.

Greeley added another goal before Michael Garrity poked home a rebound.

Anthony Morea and Hailey Dineen added goals for Somers/North Salem. Brandon LaSpina and Christopher Graham notched assists. Graham and Ben Winter made five saves apiece.

Two days earlier the Sabers fell to Clarkstown 6-1 at Palisades Ice Arena. Garrity had the lone Somers goal with assists going to LaSpina and David Stoner. Graham had 20 saves, while Winter made eight stops.

The Sabers were able to get back in the win column when they defeated White Plains 5-2 on Jan. 29 at Brewster Ice Arena.

The game was tied 1-1 after two periods before Somers/North Salem erupted for a four-goal third period.

Morea gave Somers/North Salem the lead a little over a minute into the third period on a feed from LaSpina. William O’Leary notched an unassisted goal with 8:02 left in the third and LaSpina increased the lead to three goals just 25 seconds later on a feed from Morea.

Garrity added two goals for the Sabers. LaSpina had a goal and two assists. Nick Caleri also had an assist.

Graham made 15 saves to preserve the win for the Sabers, who improved to 8-7-1.

Somers/North Salem returns to the ice when it hosts Mamaroneck B at 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Brewster Ice Arena.

“We can’t dwell on the past,” Veteri said. “We’ve just got to keep moving forward. It’s not about trying to change the past; it’s about trying to change the future. What you’re going to do and how you’re going to play moving forward.”

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