Somers Tramples Bears in Finale, 13-3

Connor Gill and the Tuskers are ready to make a run in sectionals.

BREWSTER, N.Y.— It’s been a regular season that’s featured some ups and downs for Somers’ boys lacrosse team but the Tuskers ended it in decisive fashion with a 13-3 victory over host Brewster on May 11.

“Finishing the season strong was definitely something that was fresh in our minds,” Somers senior midfielder Andrew Lowman said. “Although the first half started off slow, I believe that after an inspiring halftime speech from our coaches, we knew that we were going to finish our last regular season game the same way we started our first, and that was together. With that in mind, we were able to get everybody involved in the offense and have a great showing from our defense.”

Lowman, Vincent Cartelli and Jack Kessler tallied three goals apiece for Somers, which ended the regular season with a 9-7 record.

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Connor Gill netted two goals and had a standout performance as a facilitator with five assists.

Somers fell to host Bronxville 8-7 in overtime on May 8. Graham Roediger, Michael Cliff and Lowman scored two goals each in the setback.

“Losing any game is tough,” Lowman admitted. “After pulling out a close win last year, we knew that they would be back for some revenge. With how the game played out, it could have gone either way and it seemed like some mistakes cost us. As coach had told us, it was all about putting a close game like that in the rearview mirror and bouncing back against Brewster. I believe we did that.”

The Tuskers will enter the Section 1 Class B playoffs this week as a team that has the potential to make some waves.

“To say the least, we have been preparing for sectionals since the season began back in March,” Lowman said. “After losing last year to Rye in the quarterfinals, I think all of us are motivated and ready for whichever teams we are dealt. I do believe that a key to making a run in sectionals is truly playing together as a unit every possession and every game.”

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