Michael Pantuosco sent in the following post to Ellington-Somers Patch.
Somers High School Girls Soccer evened its record at 1-1 with a home victory over Canton Friday afternoon at Somers.
Canton opened the scoring with a breakaway goal by Olivia Sullivan just six minutes into the game. The early deficit ignited the Somers offense as the Spartans put up three goals in the next two minutes, the first two by Erin Pfeifer and the third by defender Kristen Steidler.
Pfeifer's first was assisted by Tori Laires and the second came off a rebound from a crossing shot by Kathryn Lavallee. Some solid midfield play and ball handling from Sammy Percoski set up Steidler for a 30 yard shot into the upper left corner. Somers had many other good scoring chances but couldn't capitalize.
The half ended with the Spartans leading 3-1.
The second half was dominated by the defenses with Spartans Lauren Buettner, Julie Folger and Steidler bottling up the Canton attack.
Scoring chances for both teams were limited and Somers best chances came on crossing attempts from Amanda Roberts and Hannah Soar that just missed the mark. The score remained 3-1 until the last 30 seconds when Canton took advantage of a defensive miscommunication and scored off a breakaway to make the final score 3-2.
Somers Coach Mike Pantuosco said he was pleased with the team's effort and saw a lot of positive signs but still thinks there is plenty of room for improvement. The Spartans are back in action Tuesday at Enfield.