Fresh off of a 2-0 win against New Hampton, Andover Boys Soccer will enter its annual matchup with Phillips Exeter Academy holding a 10-4-2 record. The two teams are slated to produce a thrilling contest, despite Exeter’s record of 5-8-3.
Last year, Andover came out victorious with a narrow 3-2 win over Exeter. The two teams guarantee a closely matched game year after year.
This season, Andover has earned four wins and a draw against the five teams that Exeter has beaten. To add to this, Andover has won three games against the five teams that beat Exeter.
Co-Captain Peter Heckendorn ’17 said, “I know statistically we are supposed to be much better than Exeter, but in a game like [Andover/Exeter], records kind of go out the window. We can’t rely on past results, we have to treat Saturday as its own contest. That said, I’m confident that the work we have done all season will show on the field this weekend.’’
With an entire season of preparation and work leading up to this game, Andover looks to claim a win at home on Saturday to improve its chances of earning a spot in the playoffs.
Co-Captain Henry Meyerrose ’17 said, “Andover/Exeter is a big game regardless of previous wins and losses. It is always a battle, and this will likely be Exeter’s last game so they’re going to leave it all on the pitch.”