Co-Captain Coffey ’07 Scores Hat Trick in Thayer’s Shut-out;

Co-Captain Liv Coffey ’07 scored three points in the 4-0 win against Thayer Academy to get the Girls Hockey team back on the winning track. After the strong win against Thayer, Andover finished the week with another win against Cushing. The team had been struggling to score goals in its past three games, having found the back of the net only twice in the preceding three games. The first period featured fast-paced hockey, and Andover generated a lot of scoring chances without results. After the first period, the score remained locked at 0-0. The second period was all Andover, as it pounced on its opponents early. Coffey notched a beautiful goal, as she flew into the offensive zone off a clean pass from Lindsey Weiner ’08 and ripped one over the goalie’s blocker. Coffey followed up with a nice assist on Meg Shea’s ’07 power play goal with 3:21 left to play in the second. Assistant Coach Caroline Odden described the goal, saying “she curled behind the net and stuffed the puck just inside the post and gave us a two-goal lead at a key point in the game.” Andover came out of the locker room with one goal in mind: to secure the win. It did just that, as Shea netted her second of the game with a blast from the top of the circle. Coffey recorded her second assist of the game, giving her one goal and two assists in the afternoon. With 4:30 left to play in the game, Andover put the game out of reach as Stephanie Clegg ’08 scored off a hard shot from the point. Splitting time in goal for Andover were Alissa Fromkin ’09 and Joy Joung ’07. Both goalies played well, and combined for a shutout. Assistant Coach Odden was very pleased with the team’s home win and said, “We controlled the play and generated lots of scoring chances.” Andover made it two wins in a row, as it toppled a worthy opponent Cushing, 2-1. The game started off well, as Weiner ripped a wrist shot on a breakaway to the top right corner, over the goaltender’s glove. The play was set with an assist from Kaitlyn McInnis ’09 who looked up-ice and threaded the needle to a streaking Weiner. Andover dominated the first period, out shooting its opponents 9-3. However, the second and third periods were a completely different story. In the final two periods, Cushing out shot Andover by a tally of 25-9. Cushing leveled the game at one, as an attacker beat two Andover defensemen and took a shot on the goalie, Fromkin, who made the initial save. However, the puck bounced right to an oncoming Cushing attacker who finished it for a goal. Andover was pinned in its offensive zone for much of the second, until Jamie Harisiades ’08 scored off an absolute beauty of a pass from Shea on the power play. This was all Andover would need, as Fromkin shut the door on Cushing, making a few stellar saves. In the end, it was Fromkin who saved the day, and preserved the 2-1 win. The Hockey Team next travels to Deerfield, to play yet another tough opponent.