SOMERS, N.Y.— The dream-like start to the season for the Somers varsity boys soccer team continued last week, punctuated by a 7-0 blowout win over visiting Gorton on Sept. 17.
Somers, which is off to an unbeaten start at 8-0, received contributions from a variety of players against the Wolves. Jake Faigle (1G, 1A), Mike Ferraro (1G, 1A), Jack Maher (1G), Ronan Brady (1G, 1A), Lucas Fecci (1G), Luke Bugoni (1G), Jack Kessler (1G) and Jacob Leff (1A) all got in on the action for Somers.
“Our attack comes from all over,” Somers coach Brian Lanzetta said. “We are so young and fast. It comes from all over the field. The young blood on this team works so hard, and the seniors lead by example.”
Somers blanked host Brewster 3-0 a day earlier behind goals from Faigle (1A), Jared Mazzola and Max Grell. Graham Roediger had an assist.
Faigle netted the second goal of the game and just two minutes later he sailed a shot off the post. The ball came right back to the junior and he dished it to Grell, who did the rest.
“Brewster was tough and had skilled players,” Lanzetta said. “But we sat back and allowed opportunities for a counter attack.”
Kurtz had 10 saves, including a substantial one where he made a full-extension dive to stop a ball that looked to be headed for the back of the net.
“Kenny Kurtz has been a brick wall in the goal for us, and also a positive leader from the back,” Lanzetta said.
Another day, another shutout as the Tuskers stymied visiting Yonkers 5-0 on Sept. 14 behind three goals from Jonathan Riina. Fecci tallied a goal and two assists, while Ferraro added one goal. Mazzola dished out two assists and Alex Elconin added one.
Somers edged visiting Fox Lane 2-1 on Sept. 19 behind goals from Roediger and Maher. Riina had both assists in the win.
The Tuskers’ physical, imposing defense has surrendered just two goals throughout their first eight games.
“Our defense has been so disciplined,” Lanzetta said. “Luke Bugoni, a captain, leads from the back with Evan Kieltyka right in front. Both of them work so hard to every tackle and their size and speed helps. Left back Alex Elconin is all skill and smarts, he’s just so smooth with the ball on his left foot.”
Somers hosts John Jay-Cross at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 and will then travel to Walter Panas for a 4:30 p.m. game on Sept. 26.