Girls Soccer (9-2-1)
Somers 3, Yorktown 0
Somers’ girls soccer team welcomed rival Yorktown on Oct. 2 and cruised to a 3-0 league victory.
Noelle DeMarinis scored right before halftime to give Somers a 1-0 lead. Ella Kittredge and Meghan Blanch added goals in the second half. Kittredge and DeMarinis each dished out an assist. Dahlia Pepe also notched an assist.
“We were mentally and physically prepared for the challenge, since we know they are one of our top rivals,” Somers senior captain Jessica Rodriguez said of Yorktown. “As a team, we communicated very well with one another and we connected our passes from the defense all the way to the offense.”
Rachel Ross made three saves in net for the shutout. “As always our goalie, Rachel Ross, made some nice saves,” Rodriguez said.
John Jay 1, Somers 0
John Jay (Cross River), another rival, turned the tables on the Tuskers with a 1-0 league win on Oct. 4. Somers had defeated John Jay by the same score back in September.
Madeline Slogoff scored the game winner for the Indians with 11:31 left in the first half. She received a pass out wide and blasted it into the right corner of the net past a diving Ross, who made 7 saves.
“When you’re playing tough teams like this, we have to execute when the opportunities are there,” Rodriguez said when asked what the team learned from the game. “This game showed us how we must take advantage of every scoring chance that comes our way and play more consistent team defense.”
Walter Panas 3, Somers 0
Somers was swept in straight sets (17-25, 13-25, 12-25) by host Walter Panas in a league game on Oct. 2.
Pooja Rao (13 kills), Julia Vitale (18 assists), Ashli Ginquitti (3 blocks, 1 aces) and Sabrina Somoza (8 digs) were the top contributors for the Tuskers.
John Jay 3, Somers 0
The Tuskers battled but fell to league rival John Jay-Cross River 3-0 (15-25, 20-25, 27-29) on Oct. 4.
Rao (14 kills, 4 aces, 4 blocks), Somoza (15 digs) and Vitale (28 assists) paced the Tuskers.
Somers 3, Brewster 0
Somers got back on track when they cruised to a 25-9, 25-11, 25-17 win over visiting Brewster on Oct. 7.
Rao (17 kills), Vitale (28 assists), Somoza (8 digs) and Ginquitti (6 aces) led the way.
Field Hockey (9-2-2)
Somers 7, Yorktown 2
Nieve Mahood and Mackenzie Ryan each scored 2 goals in Somers’ 7-2 win over visiting Yorktown on Oct. 2.
Julianna Sirchia, Isabella Del Vecchio and Erin Clark also scored. Clark, Mahood and Del Vecchio each had 2 assists. Haley Dineen had 1 assist.
Somers was on the offensive throughout the contest, garnering 15 penalty corners.
“They played really well today,” Somers coach Michelle Armstrong said. “I think they have to just know that they can do it. That’s the biggest thing. Their communication is there and their skills are there. We’ve been working on some mindful training. I was so proud of them today. They didn’t let any bad calls get to them or get down on themselves.”
Nicole Garrity stopped 4 shots in net for the Tuskers.
Somers 5, Hen Hud 0
Erin Clark netted 3 goals for Somers in a 5-0 win over Hendrick Hudson on Oct. 5.
Mahood and Ashley Hershfield added goals. Ryan Mellor had an assist. Garrity had 1 save for the shutout.
Somers’ cross-country team participated in the Scarsdale Invitational at Croton Point Park on Oct. 4.
Leading the boys team was Nicola DeMarinis, who placed 25th (16:30.3). Peter MacNeil was 35th (16:40.1) and Colin Brooks took 43rd (16:55.2) in a loaded field. The boys were ninth out of 21 squads.
Gabriella Parisi paced the girls, placing 25th (20:34.4). Katherine Olsen was 47th (21:21.3) and Ella Lansky took 60th. Jordan Han was close behind Lansky in 63rd. The girls team placed 10th.