SOMERS, N.Y.— Somers’ varsity girls soccer team wasn’t happy with its performance after a scoreless tie against John Jay-Cross River two weeks ago.
The Tuskers used the game as motivation to have a bounce-back week.
Somers jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised past visiting Walter Panas 7-0 on Sept. 27.
“After our tie with John Jay, we really focused on coming together as a team,” said Melina Couzis, who tallied a goal and an assist against Panas. “John Jay was just the wakeup call we needed to make a few changes and to get hungry again.”
Ali Kalayjian netted two goals, while Ciara Ostrander tallied a goal and three assists. Katrina Kurtz, Jenna Menta and Danielle Cucchiarella also scored. Stephanie Righetti had two assists, while Jessica Rodriguez had one.
The Tuskers picked up another 7-0 win over visiting Brewster on Sept. 29.
Couzis tallied a goal and three assists. Ostrander, Menta and Kurtz each netted a goal and had an assist. Righetti, Ella Beresford and Natalie Walsh added goals.
The schedule gets tougher after that. Somers hosted Byram Hills on Oct. 5. The Tuskers then host Lakeland at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 7, travel to Mahopac for a noon game the next day and take on Yorktown in the finals of the Huskers’ tournament at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10.
“Throughout the rest of the season, we have a tough schedule,” Couzis said. “We are anticipating that our upcoming matches against Byram Hills, Mahopac, Yorktown, John Jay-East Fishkill and Arlington are going to test us quite a bit. We have been training hard, take it one game at a time and are all looking forward to each match, especially these upcoming challenges.”