I’ve come to the conclusion that Jack Lambert is the best ground-ball player in Section 1, but Somers is the best ground-ball team I’ve seen to date. And that was huge in last night’s game. Every possession was tense until Anthony Carpenter threw in two goals in the last four minutes.
The Tuskers are going to be very good before the season’s over, but there are so many sophomores in the rotation there’s bound to be a couple of hiccups along the way. I was surprised to see how strong the midfield is right now. Thare are some difference-makers running around out there, namely Alex Corpolongo and Chris Marasco.
Kevin Cousin had a couple of goals that were as precise as any I’ve seen this season.
“No matter what, they’re still high school kids,” Somers coach Lew Janavey said. “Playing a game like this, at night with everyone here, we just had to settle down. If we share the ball, we’ll get opportunities and finish. …I’m very happy with the offense. … We’re getting scoring from multiple players and we’re getting assisted goals.”
John Jay is right there even though it’s having a hard time finishing right now.
Ignore the idiots who are on here trashing the system. The Indians ran into a hot goalie in Chris Cousin and Kevin Schurr, who knows all the tricks of his trade. He politely refused to accept credit for the job he did last night, but the game changed when he began to shadow Matt Ferentini, who’s poured in three early goals and is becoming a serious threat.
Manhasset is up next, and John Jay is no doubt in for another uphill battle. Look at it this way, it’s always better to solve problems against strong opponents because you come up with long-term solutions instead of temporary fixes.
FYI, our photographer got pulled away to cover breaking news, so there’s no photo gallery. I took both of these with my iPhone, and they give you a pretty good idea of the swarm the Indians faced on every possession.