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Despite Six Point Comeback, Boys Water Polo Falls to Loomis

Staff Report | The Phillipian

Co-Captain Nick Isenhower ’18 scored four goals against Suffield.

In Andover’s Water Polo game against Loomis Chaffee, goalkeeper Thomas Glover ’18 dove for the ball and saved a shot carefully placed in the top left corner. Despite his saves and the team’s efforts, Andover fell 15-11 against Loomis on Saturday. On Wednesday, however, the team defeated Suffield Academy with a score of 14-11. The team’s record now stands at 9-2.

Co-Captain Nick Isenhower ’18 said, “We went into the game knowing Loomis was going to be a strong team, and being down six guys made it a pretty tough game for us. However, we did a great job executing plays and scoring whenever we could.”

During the Wednesday game against Suffield, Andover lead 7-4 at the half. By the third quarter, however, the score was tied 9-9. During the fourth quarter, the team picked up offensive play and secured a three-point lead to clench the win.

Andover played well against Suffield despite the team lacking fitness, according to Co-Captain Nate Smith ’18.

“Overall, we played a great game. However, Suffield managed to outpace us with a variety of plays. I think that we need to improve on recovering our fitness before every game and also executing more efficiently,” said Smith.

Suffield started the game off with extensive pressure, according to Nico Madrid ’20,

“Suffield came into the game with high intensity, and we weren’t really able to keep up [initially]. They really took advantage of the five meter foul shots. However, I think that we played a good game managed to pick up the pace, scoring in most opportunities that we had. However, I think that the team needs to improve on execution and play-reading,” said Madrid.

Andover will face Deerfield on Saturday.

Oct 20, 2017