SCARSDALE, N.Y. The Scarsdale scoring tandem of Liz Felix and Lindsay Repp were being shadowed all over the field Saturday by Somers in the Section 1 Class B girls lacrosse quarterfinal game.
The Tuskers were making sure neither would have enough space to breathe, let alone set up a goal or score one themselves.
Dannah Strauss noticed all of the extra attention her teammates were receiving and felt it was time to step forward. The juniors assertiveness resulted in timely scoring in the second half.
Strauss scored twice during five consecutive Scarsdale goals in the second half, sending the fourth-seeded Raiders to a 15-14 win over the fifth-seeded Tuskers.
Scarsdale (11-5-1) will play the No. 1 Fox Lane-No. 8 Ossining winner, in a semifinal on Monday. The other semifinal will have No. 7 Yorktown playing the No. 3 Brewster-No. 11 Horace Greeley winner. The Raiders survived a late scare as Somers, trailing, 15-11, scored three goals in the final 64 seconds.
Lindsay Root, Strauss and Repp each had four goals apiece, and Felix finished with a hat trick.
We wanted this win today, because we did not want this to be our last game and have our season end, Strauss said.
After Quinn Cartelli gave Somers an 11-10 lead at 9:56 of the second half, Scarsdale responded with five goals in a row, in a span of 5:32.
Strauss evened the score, at 12:49, on a feed from Repp, who had three assists. Fifty seconds later, Root gave Scarsdale the lead for good, coming out from behind the net. Felix converted an 8-meter shot, Strauss added her second of the spurt, and Root closed it out with 6:39 remaining in the game.
We knew that we would have to get the ball moving more and set more picks to get them going, Strauss said of Felix and Repp. You could hear us yelling Crash going to the net. We wanted to make sure we were creating and getting good shots.
Nicole DeMase led Somers (13-5) with four goals and three assists. Quinn Cartelli had a hat trick, and Shannon Coogan added two goals. Goalie Carly Shaw finished with 15 saves for the Tuskers.
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