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Pepe Power: Senior Leads Somers Past Harrison

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Cameron Pepe scored with five seconds left in regulation and again in overtime on a feed from Vincent Cartelli to propel Somers to a 10-9 quarterfinal win over host Harrison. Credits: File photo
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SOMERS, N.Y.— The seconds were ticking away on Somers’ season but Cameron Pepe and the Tuskers were determined to not let it end.

Pepe scored the game-tying goal and the game winner in overtime to propel sixth-seeded Somers to a thrilling 10-9 comeback win over No. 3 Harrison in the Section 1 Class B boys lacrosse quarterfinals on Monday, May 21.

Somers actually had a 6-3 lead after three quarters but the Huskies’ dormant offense came to life in the fourth. Behind Will Kirshner, host Harrison won face-off after face-off and converted on the offensive end to take a 9-7 lead with 1:52 to play.

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Pepe cut the deficit to one goal with 1:05 left.

“We felt although they made a run, we could compete all game and that we were the better team,” Pepe said. “Conor Jaykus did very well to win a few face-offs late as well as key stops on D. We overcame adversity like we’ve been doing all year. We’ve faced difficult situations but we’re a team of grinders and we proved that tonight.”

Vincent Cartelli scooped up a ground ball on the ensuing draw and Somers called a timeout. With just five seconds left in regulation, Pepe tied the game and sent it to overtime.

“Our original play had generated a good shot so coming from out of bounds I knew time was short,” Pepe said, “so I dodged right to the net and while falling I managed to slip it through the legs of the goalie.”

Harrison won the opening face-off in OT but goalie Tyler Carr was there to save the day, stopping the Huskies in their tracks.

Cartelli drew a double team on Somers’ next possession and found a wide-open Pepe for the game winner.

“We knew V (Cartelli) was drawing the double all game and in that case the slide was my guy which left me open in front,” Pepe said. “V made a great pass and I made the doorstep finish.”

LaSpina had a hat trick for Somers, which improved to 8-8. T.J. Deagan tallied two goals. Lorenzo Sessa had a goal and an assist.

Somers was scheduled to travel to second-seeded and defending champion Yorktown on Wednesday, May 23, for a Class B semifinal.

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