Somers Silences Edgemont in Straight Sets

Tusker Liz Spencer sets. Credits: Deena Bell

SOMERS, N.Y.— Following consecutive losses to Rye and Nanuet, Somers’ volleyball team wanted to bounce back at its homecoming match.

The Tuskers were able to accomplish that in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) win over visiting Edgemont on Friday, Sept. 15.

“Winning against Edgemont was huge for the team because we lost our homecoming games over the past two years,” said senior setter Liz Spencer, who distributed 29 assists. “We really came together and played a tight game. We were all connecting.”

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Spencer’s primary target was fellow senior Alyssa Klee, who smacked down nine kills in the win.

“Alyssa and I were teammates this past club season,” Spencer noted. “We spent a lot of time working on timing and also specific offensive plays.”

Alexa Casciano added four service aces for Somers, which improved to 3-2.

“Our main key to success is that our passing has improved greatly,” said Spencer, whose team also won the Rye tournament back on Sept. 9. “Christina Vitale has really stepped up this season. Also, our offense has great depth with Chloe Pittman, Vicky Levy and Alexa Casciano getting big kills. This season, coach Kim Kelly focused on conditioning and it has really helped during long matches.”

Somers fell to visiting Nanuet on Sept. 13 in a three-hour marathon match which went the distance: 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 31-29.

The Tuskers begin a grueling league schedule as they hosted John Jay-Cross River Sept. 19 and are scheduled to welcome Walter Panas at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.

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