Andover Girls Lacrosse kicked off their 2018 season with a scrimmage against Andover High School this Wednesday. Although it was not scored, the scrimmage served as a way to give the team an opportunity to see what it needed to work on for the upcoming games in the season.
Co-Captain Ashley Tucker ’18 said, “Their turf wasn’t fully cleared, so we played seven versus seven quarter field. We would have one team on offense for 15 minutes and the other team on defense, so it wasn’t a real game — it was more of a practice experience.”
Co-Captain Ananda Kao ’18 continued, “The goalies played really well, which was good.”
The team made the best of this scrimmage by gauging its own strengths and weaknesses, according to Tucker and Kao.
Tucker said, “I think we communicated really well on our defense, and we had some nice knockdowns in our sections.”
“On offense, we need to work on moving the ball around more, and moving with a purpose, instead of just making random cuts,” added Kao.
According to Tucker, the team is already very close despite it being early in the season.
Tucker said, “We lost a lot of Seniors last year, so we have a lot of new players on the team. We were at first a little worried about integrating the many new kids… but all of the new kids are awesome on and off the field, and it already feels like the team has been together for a while. Obviously, there are still a lot of things to work on… but I’m really excited and hopeful for this season, and I’m excited to get to play with this group all spring.”
Andover Girls Lacrosse will face Southfield at home this Friday.