Girls Hockey Destroys Deerfield 3-0 and PEA 4-0; Coffey ’07 Has a Great Week With Five Total Goals

Olivia Coffey ’07 scored with 9:52 remaining in the first period to spark Andover’s phenomenal 3-0 win over Deerfield Academy last weekend. Coffey led the way for Andover as she scored five goals in three games last week. Deerfield’s strength lay in its brute force, but its skating proved mediocre. Deerfield goalie Molly Schaus ’06 was the only player who posed a threat to the Andover’s dominance on the ice. Co-Captain Julie Wadland’s ’06 crisp wrist shot, assisted by Katelyn Foley ’08, made the score 2-0. In the third period, Coffey scored Andover’s third goal with 6:25 left in the third period. Goalie Alissa Fromkin ’09 played an impeccable game, stopping all 17 of Deerfield’s shots. On Monday, Andover’s momentum from the Deerfield game fizzled against Brooks Academy. The Division I Big Blue suffered a disappointing loss of 2-1 against Brooks’ Division II team. Defenseman Stephanie Clegg ’08 remarked, “We weren’t playing our game; it was just a bunch of individuals trying to make their own miraculous play.” Before the game, Coach Fenton warned the girls to expect competition, as Brooks played strongly against Brewster Academy, one of the top schools in the Division II league, earlier in the season. Once again, Coffey scored first off of a rebound with 13: 07 left in the first period. Despite its early success, Andover struggled to retain control of the game. Brooks scored once in the second period and once in the third to take a 2-1 lead. Andover’s forwards did not back check well, leaving the Andover defensemen to deal with multiple odd man rushes. Andover goalie Joy Joung ’07 was left on an island as Brooks forwards came in unimpeded on her. Andover also had too many penalties. Forward Jamie Harisiades ’08 was called for two minor penalties, one for high sticking and the other for interference. An unsportsmanlike play penalty was also called against Megan Monteclavo ’06, who refrained from stopping the play of the puck after the referee had blown the whistle. Andover needed to erase any memory of the Brooks loss before it faced archrival Exeter on Wednesday, and the Big Blue left no doubt that the Brooks game was an aberration. In an unbelievable game, Andover blew out Exeter 4-0. Coffey and Megan Shea ’07 scored two goals each, both of which left the stadium in awe. For one of the goals, Coffey tipped a Foley shot out of the air and into the back of the net. Shea one-timed one of her goals off a pass from Ale Moss ’07. Kaitlyn McInnis ’09 and goalie Joung played impeccable games. McInnis led the Andover attack down the ice with her eyes peeled for an open teammate to pass to. Joung faced several Exeter breakaways and stopped them all.Coming off of this high, Andover faces New Hampton this Friday.