Early in the first quarter of its game on Wednesday, Andover Boys Lacrosse put pressure on Trinity-Pawling and played with high intensity, however Andover trailed by multiple goals throughout the game and was unable to close the gap. Andover ultimately fell to its opponents 16-9, bringing its regular season record to 2-4.
Throughout the season, Andover has been working on its offensive cohesion, and the team showed marked improvement in the game today, according to Sawyer Moody ’19. The attack was able to set up plays and remain composed throughout the game by taking smart opportunities, he explained.
“The game went pretty well today because we played well overall as a team… We worked our offense well because we didn’t take stupid shots and the defense seemed to play good man defense,” said Moody.
Andover saw strong performances from Conor Zachar ’19 and Cormac Zachar ’18 on offense, and the team utilized communication with efficiency.
Jed Heald ’20 said, “The Zachar brothers had an impressive day on offense. Although the team had multiple unforced turnovers. We communicated well throughout the game and shared the ball around to find good scoring opportunities, putting together one of our best performances of the season against a tough Trinity-Pawling team.”
Cormac Zachar said, “Our offense played better than it has in a while and even though the score didn’t reflect that, we have been improving significantly as a team.”
According to Colby Gendron ’18, the Andover defense performed a fantastic feat by shutting down the Trinity offense through effective communication and frequent turnovers.
Colby Gendron ’18 said, “I thought we played very hard as a team and competed until the very last whistle. A couple of plays didn’t go our way, but that’s just part of the game… Offensively, I think we did a better job of getting longer possessions as well as getting good opportunities. However, we still need to limit some turnovers and put up more goals than the other team. Defensively, we played hard and communicated off-ball well.”
Andover lost two key players, Sawyer Moody ’19 and Larson Tolo ’18, to injuries during the game against Trinity. On Saturday, the team will face one Deerfield Academy under the Phelps Stadium lights.
Editor’s Note: Larson Tolo is a Copy Editor for The Phillipian.