Girls Soccer Shuts Out Buckingham, Browne and Nichols; Raymond-Sidel ’08 Scores Five-Hole in Impressive Victory

Jenna Castellot ’08 sent a ball sailing into the top left corner, scoring the second goal in Girls Soccer’s 3-0 win against BB&N this Wednesday. Andover came onto the field firing, scoring all three goals in the first half. The game kicked off with a goal by Megan Hartnett ’07, after she curved the ball in the goal with a great pass by Castellot. After Castellot’s goal, Rosie Raymond-Sidel ’08 took a shot in the box that went right through the goalie’s legs. All of the 11 seniors on the team started the second half, as is planned in the game against Exeter. While Andover played a solid defensive second half, it failed to capitalize on various scoring opportunities. Hartnett and Co-Captain Katherine Lee-Kramer ’07 had many close scoring chances, which played a part in making the game very exciting. Though BB&N does not have a very strong record this season, the game was important to the team’s confidence and its playoff hopes. Emily Weedon ’07 played goalie for the first half, and Alex Farrell ’10 finished out the game, playing in the second half. They both played a tremendous game in net, and made lots of strong defensive decisions and key saves. Dana Feeny ’08 also had a very strong game, helping Andover’s offense. After Saturday’s game against Deerfield was cancelled, this win was huge for Andover. The team looks forward to its final game of the season against Exeter with anticipation. With eleven seniors graduating, the team hopes to conclude its season on a positive note. The Seniors are Co-Captain Roxanne Knapp, Co-Captain Lee-Kramer, Emily Kennedy, Kara Hollis, Sarah Gardiner, Sarah Dewey, Colleen Thurman, Hartnett, Weedon, Jane Peters, and Katy Hollihan. Four-year Seniors Lee Kramer, Kennedy, and Hollis hope to make the final tournament for the first time, which would be a fantastic way to end their soccer careers. With its impressive 7-3-3 record, the team has seen a great improvement from last year’s losing record, and hopes are high as the girls look ahead to the tournament. Loomis Chaffee promises to be the toughest competition this year. Andover has produced good results against Brooks and Nobles, the second and third ranked teams. These results will play a key role in Andovers playoff hopes. A win against Exeter will help advance Andover’s chances to secure a place in the play-off tournament.