Somers Rolling in Boys Lacrosse

Tusker goalie Tyler Carr runs up the sideline. Credits: Deena Bell

ALBANY, N.Y.— After a slow start, Somers’ boys lacrosse team has found its groove.

“Winning five of our last six has really propelled us in the right direction,” Somers senior Andrew Lowman said. “Front -loading our schedule with some of the best teams in Section 1 and a Connecticut powerhouse such as Greenwich has really helped us learn from many of our mistakes. We have been able to cut down on turnovers and run our offense smoother and play the game to our advantage.”

Vincent Cartelli had a breakout performance with eight goals as the visiting Tuskers cruised to a 16-4 win over the Albany-area’s Guilderland of Section 2 on Saturday, April 29.

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“Vincent played a great game and is a difficult match-up for many defenders in the section,” Lowman said. “Scoring eight goals in a game is not an easy task, but ‘V’ made it look effortless. It almost seemed like he was in multiple places at once with the amount of goals he was putting up. It was great to see him perform the way he did and even better to come home with a huge win against a team like Guilderland.”

Graham Roediger had two goals and distributed five assists as he has proved to be a potent facilitator for the team. Lowman added three goals in the win.

The Tuskers edged out Harrison 10-8 on Thursday, April 27.

Lowman led the way with three goals and two assists to help Somers get above .500 for the first time this season.

Cartelli and Mike Cliff tallied two goals apiece, while Graham Roediger dished out three assists.

Somers defeated host Byram Hills 6-4 on April 25 for its second tight win of the week.

Jack Kessler netted two goals, while goaltender Tyler Carr made 13 saves.

Somers (7-5) traveled to Walter Panas High School to face Class A favorite Lakeland/Panas on May 3 and will face host Fox Lane at 6 p.m. on May 6.

“If you come away with a win in a close, low-scoring game, you have to give a great deal of the credit to your defense and your goalie,” Lowman said of the victories over Harrison and Byram Hills. “Tyler Carr and the defense played two great games by keeping the ball out of the net and giving the ball right back to the offense. Our offense also has begun to click in man-up situations by finishing and shooting higher-percentage shots. We are looking forward to carrying this momentum into our final stretch of games and especially the playoffs.”

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