Fromkin’s Goal -Scoring Touch Helps Andover Roll Past NMH, 17-4

In its second home game of the season, Andover played well offensively, defensively and in midfield transition throughout the game to take a decisive 17-4 win over Northfield Mount Hermon. This win helped push Andover’s winning streak to four. Alissa Fromkin ’09 put Andover on the board with three points and Nancy Ann Little ’08 added one to immediately stake Andover to a 4- 1 lead. Although NMH took advantage of Andover’s rebounds to move the ball up field, Andover’s defensive pressure lead by Co-Captain Jen Downing ’08, swung the game in Andover’s favor to move back into Andover’s settled offense. Maggie Law ’10 won the face off draw to initiate another fast break and a goal from Co-Captain Van Valkenburg to put Andover ahead at 8-1. The first half ended with Andover in the lead, 9-3, after NMH scored two goals past Kate Foley ’08. The game ended in Andover’s favor with two more goals from Lian ’08 and Rademacher for a final score of 17-4. Andover went into Wednesday’s victory against NMH from a 12- 7 win over Groton. The team came out with a sluggish start against Groton, giving up the first goal and not scoring until ten minutes into the game. Although Groton quickly responded to the lead, Andover pulled ahead with three more goals from Dana Feeny ’08, Fromkin, and Co-Captain Van Valkenburg. Andover could not remain disciplined defensively, and Groton tightened the score to 5- 4 at the close of the first half. Groton tied the game up with less than five minutes into the second half with two quick goals in response to Fromkin’s third goal of the game. Feeny took another quick shot, but Andover still could not maintain possession and Groton tied the game up again at 7- 7. With Kaitlin Gaiss’ ’09 superior play in net, Andover pulled ahead with five consecutive goals from Fromkin and Little ’09 for a 12- 7 win. Andover’s defense of Gaiss, Lee, Downing, Kaitlyn McInnis ’09 and Katherine Sherrill ’10 played well and shut down Groton’s attack to create opportunities for Andover’s attack. This effective strategy sealed the win.