Somers Soccer Defeats SMSA

Both teams were in action and defeated the team from Hartford.

On Friday afternoon, the Somers High School soccer teams took on Hartford's SMSA and both teams were victorious.

The boys won 7-0 and the girls won 3-2.

Joe Pantuosco and Corey Brown each scored two goals for Somers. For Brown, a freshman, those were his first goals - giving him two goals and an assist in his first two games on varsity.

Luke Alvaro, Corey Tomson, and Jordan O'Coin also found the back of the net. Nick Murdza had two assists and Alvaro and Connor Mitchell each had helpers.

According to Somers Coach Rick Kelley, Alvaro, Brian Rossini and Murdza were extremely instrumental in the success in this game. 

Matt Kopec was a defensive standout.

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Jeremy Ricard and Tommy Christian combined for four saves for the Spartans. Bryan Ardon made 12 for SMSA (0-8-1).
Somers (5-3) will travel to Coventry on Tuesday.

In the girls' game, Somers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first 12 minutes with goals from Erin Pfeifer, Kathryn LaVallee and Kylen O'Hearn.

Pfeifer and O'Hearn also had assists.

Somers seemed to be in control of the game but SMSA (0-7-2) battled back on the strength of the long throw-ins from Ali Mosdale. The midfielder repeatedly threw the ball on goal from the sideline leading to two goals from scrambles in front of the net.

The score was 3-2 at the half and even though Somers continued to get scoring opportunities, it couldn't extend the lead.

Four Somers starters left the game with injuries and the depleted lineup battled and controlled play for the entire second half.

The defense was led by the strong play of Lauren Buettner and Lisa Lorenzi steadied the midfield. Amanda Roberts provided some much needed strong minutes up front.

Somers (4-4-0) hosts Coventry on Tuesday.


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