Positive changes have been made to Somers’ varsity field hockey team and they were evident during the Hudson Valley Summer Field Hockey League.

Despite a 6-0 loss to Rondout Valley in the third-place game on Aug. 3, the Tuskers finished at 6-3 and displayed plenty of improvement under new coach Marq Mellor.

Somers fell behind 2-0 at halftime and Rondout Valley added four goals to put the game away in the second half at Walter Panas High School.

Nicole Garrity made seven saves in the cage for the Tuskers.