HARRISON, N.Y.— With their backs up against the wall, the Somers Tuskers had to dig deep when they were trailing Harrison 2-1 on the road.
The Tusker volleyball team stampeded back to secure a 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 14-25, 25-13, 25-16) win on Friday, Oct. 6.
“During the second and third set we were out of rhythm and made many careless mistakes,” senior captain Liz Spencer said. “During our talk before the fourth set, we all knew that we shouldn’t lose. We refocused and started playing our game. We had a few great points early in the (fourth) set and it helped us regain our confidence.”
Spencer, who had four aces, was setting up her teammates all day to the tune of 38 assists. Chloe Pittman was the biggest benefactor as she collected 12 kills.
Somers made quick work of Brewster with a straight set sweep (25-13, 25-11, 25-22) three days earlier. “Everything just clicked” against the Bears, Spencer said.
“We had great energy on the court and the sidelines,” the senior setter said. “The defense made great passes, allowing the offense to stay in system.”
Spencer distributed 31 assists and was deadly with her serve as she racked up 11 aces. Pittman and Alyssa Klee each had seven kills.
The Tuskers traveled on Oct. 11 to John Jay-Cross River, where they had suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss after leading 2-0 earlier in the season. They then head to Walter Panas to face the defending Class A state champs Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
“We were so close to winning against John Jay last time,” Spencer said. “If we play at our full potential, we can pull out a win. My team and I are eager to play them. As for Panas, we were so hyped up after being the first team to win a set against them. They are an amazing team and we are excited to play them again. We plan to make them work for every point.”