On a night where the Somers High School girls' soccer team was playing with heavy hearts, the Spartans battled host Windsor Locks to a scoreless tie.
After learning of the tragic death of their classmate, Nick Coleman in an auto accident, the Somers girls decided to play in his honor. Led by senior co-captains Kylen O’Hearn and Kathryn LaVallee, and fellow senior Kelsey Charette, Somers fought hard through an emotionally draining 90 minutes of soccer.
The game was fiercely contested and several yellow cards were issued as neither team would back down and fought hard to defend their goal.
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The best scoring chances came from Somers on a direct kick from Kathryn O’Connor that hit the post and several hard shots by LaVallee and Jaclyn O’Grady. Tori Laires and Julie Folger led the defense and Hailee Stetson made eight saves in recording her second straight shutout.
Coach Mike Pantuosco told his players he couldn’t be more proud of them for playing with heart and determination that he was sure would have made their classmate proud.
Somers hosts East Windsor on Friday.