Keating ’10 Propels Offense in Tilton Victory; Andover Suffers Overtime Loss to Tabor

Ann Doherty ’11 and Kyleigh Keating ’10 took over the offense in Andover’s game against Tilton on Saturday, netting two goals apiece in the 5-1 Andover victory. Tilton came out of the gates strong, scoring with 9:02 left in the first period, but stood no chance once Andover picked up momentum. The Andover offense quickly awoke late in the first period, thanks to veteran forward Kaitlin McInnis ’09. Avery Stone ’10 found an open McInnis in front of the net, who proceeded to bury the goal with a wrist shot. The offense kept their heads up and played hard, once again skating only seven forwards in the game. Despite this, they rattled off 15 shots to Tilton’s nine. “We started out slow, but by the second period we really stepped it up and persevered and earned every goal we scored,” said Sherrill. The Andover flood-gates opened with 7:55 left in the second, when Keating scored her first goal of the day off a power play, assisted by Jordan Hampton ’12. 40 seconds later, Doherty scored her second goal of the year with a slap shot from the blue line, assisted by fellow defenseman Katherine Sherrill ’10. The shooting attack continued when Andover scored its third goal in a span of one minute, thanks to Keating’s second goal. Keating tucked the goal from just in front of the net, with assists coming from Liza Duble ’09 and Hampton. Things didn’t get much better for Tilton in the third period, when Doherty scored her second goal of the game. After gingerly dancing through four Tilton players, Doherty flipped the puck past the opposing goalie. Keating gathered the assist, capping off her productive game. “I thought we played really well as a team,” said Doherty. “We raged all over the ice.” Andover followed their impressive win against Tilton with a hard fought loss to Tabor. Andover started to gather momentum in the second period due to the impressive play of Katie Riley ’10, who was playing despite having the flu earlier this week. With four minutes left, Riley nabbed a breakaway goal made possible by a beautiful pass from Captain Lindsey Newman ’09. Riley’s goal helped to wake up the relatively dormant offense that had compiled only seven shots in the period. Two minutes later, Tabor responded. Off a rebound, Tabor tied things up with their first goal of the day. The Tabor offense kept goalie Alissa Fromkin ’09 on her heels the whole period, taking 17 shots. Riley put Andover ahead again five minutes into the third. Riley scored her second goal of the day with a snipe from outside the front of the goal. Sherrill gathered the assist. Tabor again refused to fall behind, however, and tied the game up with another goal off a rebound. As time winded down in the third, the game moved into overtime with the game tied, 2-2. Shortly into overtime, a Tabor forward beat the Andover defense to the right side. The result was a game-winning goal that went top shelf of the net for Tabor. “It was a well fought game back and forth, but unfortunately the luck didn’t go in our favor,” said Newman. “We have to move forward and not dwell on the loss.”