Girls Soccer (11-2-1)
Somers 2, Lakeland 1
Thursday, Oct. 10
After going to overtime with Lakeland earlier in the season, Somers’ girls soccer squad was determined to come out strong when the Hornets came to Lincolndale on Oct. 10.
The Tuskers scored twice in the first 15 minutes and held off a late Lakeland charge to pull off a 2-1 win.
“The last game against them was a really competitive game and went into overtime,” Somers’ Ella Kittredge said. “We really wanted to come out strong and show them that we can score quick and be the team that dominates over them.”
Dahlia Pepe sent in a corner and Kittredge pounced on it to put Somers up 1-0 less than three minutes into the game.
Kittredge then crossed the ball in front to Karlene Kurtz, who did the rest to make it 2-0 with 25:51 left in the first half.
The Hornets trimmed the deficit to 2-1 just five minutes into the second half on a goal from Ava Pagliaro.
“Defensively, as a team, we missed an assignment which created a little bit of chaos,” Somers coach Paul Saia said. “And they were there. You’ve got to give them credit for that.”
But senior defender Alexis Atkinson, goalie Rachel Ross (3 saves) and the rest of the Tuskers were able to hold off a late charge.
“We all came together and I talked to my other captain Jess (Rodriguez),” Atkinson said of how they regrouped when the Hornets scored. “I just said to just watch the midfielder that scored. We all came together and talked to make sure everything was good.”
Saia said they didn’t dwell on the past after the Hornets cut their lead to a goal.
“You can’t worry about the goal that already happened,” Saia said. “One of the things we’ve been working on is just focusing on what’s happening now and not worrying about what’s already happened in the past.”
Somers 3, Brewster 0
Friday, Oct. 11
The Tuskers scored all of their goals in the first half in a 3-0 win over host Brewster on Oct. 11.
Kittredge tallied a goal and an assist. Kurtz and Angelina Hurtado also scored. Pepe had an assist. Ross made 3 saves.
The Tuskers close the regular season with two games this week. They were scheduled to host Walter Panas on Oct. 16 and travel to Yorktown for a 10 a.m. game on Sunday, Oct. 20.
“We have a few injuries but some of them are coming back now, which is perfect timing just before sectionals,” Kittredge said. “I think we’ll be ready.”
Atkinson thinks there are some areas to work on before sectionals.
“I think that we’re not there yet,” she said. “We’re much better than we’ve been playing. We just need to work on getting scored on then being able to come right back and score again. Just finishing our opportunities.”
Boys Soccer (12-1)
Somers 4, John Jay (Cross River) 0
Friday, Oct. 11
Bennett Leitner, Zane Bramson, Oscar Szutkowski and Jacques Verard scored for Somers in a 4-0 win over visiting John Jay-Cross River on Oct. 11.
Leitner, Drew Lasher and Daniel D’Ippolito had assists.
Declan Foley made a diving save on a penalty kick to preserve the shutout in the second half.
Somers 2, John Jay (Cross River) 1
Saturday, Oct. 12
Ethan Cukaj scored both goals for the Tuskers in a 2-1 win over host John Jay-CR the next day.
Lasher and D’Ippolito had an assist apiece.
Field Hockey (9-3-2)
Horace Greeley 2, Somers 0
Thursday, Oct. 10
In their lone game of the week, the Tuskers fell to visiting Horace Greeley, 2-0, on Oct. 10.
Nicole Garrity made 7 saves in net for Somers.