ORANGEBURG, N.Y.— Behind five goals apiece from Gabby and Livy Rosenzweig, Somers’ varsity girls lacrosse team defeated host Tappan Zee 18-8 on Wednesday, May 4.
The Tuskers led 7-3 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half.
“In the second half we started adjusting to Tappan Zee’s style of play and started taking the game into our control,” said Gabby, who also had two assists. “We stopped letting them control the pace of the game. They were very athletic and aggressive and we weren’t letting the game come to us in the first half. By the second half we started being more patient and playing smart and that was the key to our win.”
Teagan Lucchese had three goals and an assist, while Katie Campbell and Hannah Tiso each added two goals. Sydney Ericson also added a goal.
“We’re continuing to click as a team and it’s something very special to watch,” Gabby said. “We all want the girl next to us to succeed and this mindset is pivotal to our success.”
Jess Monaco made six saves for the unbeaten Tuskers, who improved to 14-0.
Somers took on Ursuline on May 11 and will host defending Section 1 Class C champion Bronxville on May 14, at 11 a.m. for its senior day to close out the regular season.
“Bronxville is a very talented team,” Gabby said. “Most of their girls play year round and they are very athletic. To pull out that win we need to play with a lot of energy, heart and hustle. If we play our solid defensive game and fast-paced offense we will be set.”
The two-time defending Section 1 Class B champion Tuskers are getting prepared for sectionals, which start on May 18.
“Going into sectionals we’re working on our endurance and game situations, so that we’re prepared for anything that is thrown at us, Gabby Rosenzweig said. “Hopefully this week we pull out two wins that will add to the momentum we have going into playoffs.”