On Tuesday, the Somers High School girls' soccer team fell 5-0 to NCCC perennial favorite Avon in Somers.
According to Somers Coach Mike Pantuosco, the lopsided final score was not a true indication of the competetiveness of the match.
Avon scored early on the first of two goals by Hannah Davey, but Somers responded and played even with Avon through much of the first half. Avon capitalized on a misplayed ball by Somers goalie Hailee Stetson to make it a 2-0 halftime lead.
The second half got off to a terrible start for the Spartans with them letting up two goals in the first three minutes, one by Davey and the other by Michaela Marcus.
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After a few lineup changes, Somers carried much of the play from that point on, getting a number of shots on goal.
Pantuosco said the difference in the game was the ability of Avon to penetrate the last line of defense of Somers and Somers inability to do the same to Avon.
He was very happy with how his team fought to the end and never quit mentally or physically.
Kathryn O’Connor and Julie Folger were standouts for Somers.
Somers (6-5-1) travels to Ellington on Thursday.