Andover Outshot 17-45 in 1-4 Loss Against Lawrence Academy

Two goals by Marianna Walsh ’11 in the second period of a game against St. Paul’s Saturday were not enough to secure an Andover win, as the team lost 3-5. The team lost again on Wednesday to Lawrence, completing a winless week for Andover. St. Paul’s scored one early goal in the first period, and kept its one-goal lead going into the second period. In the second and third periods, Andover retaliated with three goals of its own. Mariana Walsh ’11 netted two goals, while Katie Riley ’10 scored one of her own. Delaney Burke ’11 and Ann Doherty ’11 recorded assists. Andover did not hold its lead for long, as St. Paul’s stormed back and scored two more goals, knotting the score at three. Andover was unable to regain its offensive momentum after the St. Paul’s second period scoring surge. the team allowed its opponent to score two more unanswered goals, and Andover lost, 3-5. “We played well and it was a close game, at several points we were tied with St. Paul’s. It is evident that we are getting more familiar with each other as a team,” said Delaney Burke ’11. Coach Martha Fenton said, “We have had a hard time containing teams down low in our defensive end and this game was no different.” She continued, “Obviously, we had some very good chances throughout the game but weren’t able to convert on enough to come up with the win.” On Wednesday Andover faced off against Lawrence Academy at home. Lawrence Academy came into the game with an 11-1-1 record. On the opposing side was former Andover standout Jordan Hampton. When asked about playing against Andover she said, “It was weird to play against my former team, seeing as I wore that blue and white jersey last year.” Andover played right alongside Lawrence in the first period and neither team was able to score. Lawrence capitalized on a power play opportunity early in the second, and the Andover defense crumbled under the pressure of the Lawrence front line, allowing Lawrence to rally for two more unanswered goal in the period. Although Andover finished strong with a third period goal by Natalee Sohn ’11, the team allowed Lawrence to score again, and Andover lost 1-4. Schuchardt’s faced a formidable task in net, as Lawrence fired 45 shots on goal in the game. Despite allowing Lawrence to score on several occasions, Schuchardt’s save percentage exceeded 90%. Coach Fenton said, “This team continues to improve and is working hard, but they all need to believe in themselves more.” The team will look to improve against St. Mark’s School this Saturday.