BARDONIA, N.Y.— It was an unusual start to the season for Somers’ girls lacrosse team as it suffered a four-goal loss to defending Class C sectional champion Bronxville.
“The loss to Bronxville was a great first game,” senior Livy Rosenzweig said. “It exposed what we need to work on and was a good first test. We learned a lot about who we are as a team and what we’re going to have to do going forward to be successful throughout the season. We learned that we need to win more draws and be more scrappy on the circle and move more on offense off ball to create better opportunities for ourselves.”
The Tuskers created those scoring chances in a 17-10 win over host Albertus Magnus on March 29, behind seven goals and an assist from Rosenzweig.
“My teammates did a great job of finding me on cuts or working hard to get me open,” she said. “Most of my goals came from me running off of screens that my teammates set up.”
The Falcons came within four goals at 14-10 in the second half, but Somers finished the game on a 3-0 run to close out the win.
“After coming back into the game and only being up by four goals, I knew we needed to step on the gas a little bit and we did that in the last 10 minutes,” Rosenzweig said.
Hannah Tiso added two goals and two assists, while Teagan Lucchese also contributed a pair of goals and had an assist. Sophia Fiorino (1A), Katie Campbell, Mary Murphy, Jen Campbell, Lauren Colavito and Emma Kittredge netted a goal apiece in a well-rounded scoring effort.
“It’s awesome seeing so many girls scoring,” Rosenzweig said. “It shows how well we share the ball. It also shows how many threats we have on the field. If I’m being shut off we have so many other people that can step up. I think that will be the key to our success in the future. It’s great to see other people stepping up, especially so early in the season.”
Somers (1-1) was slated to host Rye at 4:30 p.m. today, and then will host Pelham at 11 a.m. on April 10.