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Somers Soccer Finishes Season With a Win

The Spartans were supposed to play Monday, but due to the impending storm, the game was moved to Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon the Somers High School boys' soccer team hosted Canton and defeated the visitors 5-1.

The game was originally scheduled for Monday, but due to Hurricane Sandy, the game was moved to Saturday.

Luke Alvaro led the way with two goals and Joe Pantuosco had a goal and two assists. Corey Brown added a goal and an assist and Brandon Scanlon found the back of the net. Austin Ficara also notched an assist for the Spartans.

James Spatcher scored the lone goal for Canton.

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Somers Coach Rick Kelley said that score early and often was the game plan and that is exactly what the Spartans did, scoring three of the five goals in the first two minutes - two of which were within the first 38 seconds.

He credits the success of the day to the leadership and talent from seniors Pantuosco and Alvaro, and also the nearly flawless decision making from midfielders Brian Rossini, Nick Murdza, and Brown. 

"What the stats in the book don't say is how well these five boys played together," he said. "Today's game and Tuesday's 7-2 win against Windsor Locks were the break-out games I've been waiting to see from Murdza and Rossini -truly beautiful soccer to watch. An absolute pleasure to witness."

Jeremy Ricard made three saves for the Spartans. Tyler Lange made three saves for Canton.

Somers (11-5) will now wait to see who it will play in the Class S state tournament. Canton (9-6) will travel to Granby on Wednesday.

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