SOMERS, N.Y.— The 51st annual Glenn D. Loucks Games featured hundreds of talented athletes from 20 different states and Somers’ track and field team was right in the thick of the competition.
Somers’ girls 4x400-meter relay team finished fifth in a clocking of 4:07.66. Kellie Kottmann (62.0), Nieve Mahood, Elisabeth Van Tassell and Ashley Moon (59.5) comprised the team.
The 4x800-meter relay took eighth in 10:06.03 with a foursome of Mahood (2:27.5), Van Tassell (2:28.7), Kottmann and Katherine Olsen.
Greg Fusco led the boys team with a fifth in the 1-mile run, crossing the finish line in 4:18.48. He was also 10th in the 3,200 meters (9:04.56) with brother Matt right behind in 11th (9:06.34).
Also performing well for the girls were Clare Keane (14th, high jump, 4-9), Kottmann (15th, long jump, 16-5 1/2) and Anjali Kapur (23rd, 3,200, 12:05.88).
Michael Altieri was 16th in the pole vault (11-6). Numan Maloney took 24th in the long jump (20-1 1/4). Mike Somoza ran an 11.66 in the 100-meter dash preliminaries.
Softball: Somers 11, Byram Hills 3
It’s been quite the busy week to close the regular season with Somers’ softball team playing seven games in nine days.
It started with an 11-3 win over visiting Byram Hills on May 7.
Gabby Mazzotta (triple, 2 RBI), Tori Pagliaro (2 for 4, RBI), Jazmyn Colon (2 for 3) and Jill Carlisto (2 for 3) led the offense.
Somers 15, Brewster 8
In a 15-8 win over visiting Brewster the next day, Karly Moscarello launched a grand slam and Pagliaro added a solo home run.
Kelsey Lavin (2 RBI), Colon (2 for 2, 2 RBI), Carlisto (2 for 3, RBI) and Amanda Polito (2 RBI) were also critical offensively.
Brewster 4, Somers 3
On May 9, Somers fell to host Brewster 4-3 in extra innings. Mazzotta (2 for 3, home run, double, 2 RBI), Lavin (2 for 3) and Hannah Recine (2 doubles) paced the Tuskers.
Somers 6, Panas 5
In their fourth game in four days, the Tuskers edged host Walter Panas 6-5 on May 10.
Mazzotta (2 for 2, 2 RBI), Recine (double, 2 RBI), Colon (2 for 4, double, RBI) and Moscarello (2 for 3, double) were the stars offensively.
Lakeland 8, Somers 1
The Tuskers fell 8-1 to league champion Lakeland on May 11 at Reis Park on their senior night.
Somers 10, Byram Hills 2
In a 10-2 win over host Byram Hills on May 14, Somers (13-6) was paced by Mazzotta (2 double, 2 RBI), Moscarello (RBI), Recine (RBI) and Vicky McEvoy (double, 2 RBI).
Boys lax: Fox Lane 11, Somers 9
On Somers’ senior day, the boys lacrosse squad rallied but were unable to complete the comeback in an 11-9 loss to visiting Fox Lane on May 12.
After freshman T.J. Deagan completed a hat trick, Somers trailed just 10-8 with 6:36 left in the game. Senior Vincent Cartelli (2G, 1A) made it a one-goal game less than a minute later.
But the Tuskers were unable to find the equalizer. Fox Lane scored an empty next goal on an extra-man opportunity with 35 seconds left to seal the win.
Cameron Pepe added two goals while Brandon LaSpina and Conor Jaykus had goal each.
John Jay 16, Somers 4
The Tuskers (7-8) were no match for host John Jay-Cross River in a 16-4 league defeat on May 9.
Cartelli had two goals while Tyler Carr made 21 saves. Carr finished the regular season with over 200 saves.