Andover Tops Pomfret 9-8; Walker ’09 Records 8 Points

After catching a pass in transition from Luke Duprey ’10 at the restraining line, Spencer Macquarrie ’10 sent a pass to an open Jack Walker ’09, who calmly tucked the ball past the goalie for one of his five goals of the day against Pomfret. On Saturday, Andover traveled to Choate, to renew a great rivalry. “For as long as I’ve been on the team, the crowds at the Choate games have made it hard for any team to play their game,” says Co-Captain Nick Anschuetz ’08. Andover ended up losing to Choate by a score of 9-4. Throughout the game, Andover did a good job possessing the ball and creating chances for themselves, but could not seem to put the ball in the back of the net. Choate seemed to be capitalizing on every shot, and Andover could not stay in the game after Choate pulled away. This past Wednesday, Andover played yet another away game, this time versus Pomfret. In the first half, the team came out a bit flat defensively, not sliding with poise and confidence, and the offense couldn’t capitalize on opportunities. Pomfret jumped out to a 3-0 run, shutting out Andover in the first quarter. Andover’s first goal came when Walker ’09 beat his defender and slipped it past the goalie, top shelf. Andover then scored two more goals, one by Walker ’09 and one by Will Walker ’11. Pomfret later answered with a goal of its own to close out the half with the score at 4-3. Andover came out flying in the second half, going on a 9-0 scoring run. Included in the scoring run were Walker ’09 with three goals and two assists, Macquarrie ’10 with two goals and two assists, and Co-Captain John Bukawyn ’08 with one goal. Walker ’09 scored five goals and recorded three assists on the day, including himself in eight of the nine goals scored by Andover. Andover’s next contest is against storied rival Phillips Exeter Friday night under the lights in the stadium at 6:30 pm.