Sherrill ’10 Fires Game-Winning Goal in 3-2 Win Over Nobles

With time winding down late in the second period, and Andover on the power play, Katherine Sherrill ’10 sniped a shot past a stunned Nobles goaltender with 46 seconds left to put Andover up by one. Sherrill’s goal turned out to be the game-winner, as Andover upset a strong Nobles team Wednesday, 3-2. This past Wednesday Andover faced off against a tough Nobles opponent. Nobles entered the game with a strong15-1-4 record. Though Nobles overwhelmed Andover on the offensive end early in the game, goalie Sarah Schuchardt ’11 saved every Nobles shot. Her perfect save percentage in the first eriod kept the game within reach. As time was expiring in the first period, Andover took the offensive and made a hard fore check on the Nobles’ net. Mari Walsh ’11 made a smooth pass to Sherrill who fired a hard shot towards the net. The Nobles goaltender was unable to control the shot, and a rebound popped out in front of the net. A well-positioned Cara Daly ’11 squeaked the rebound into the Nobles net and put Andover up by one with 1:32 left in the period. Early in the second period Ann Doherty ’11 glided the puck to Walsh. Walsh dished another great pass to Daly who was perfectly positioned in front of the net again. Daly sniped a shot past the Nobles goaltender to pick up her second goal of the day. After this second goal, Andover lost control of the Nobles offense. The team offered Nobles’ forwards open looks in front of the net, and Nobles quickly capitalized, scoring two goals on one-timers. With the momentum swung in favor of Nobles, the game was suddenly tied at two all. After coming out of the penalty box, Sherrill delivered for Andover. She weaved through the Nobles defense, firing a shot over the goal line to put Andover up by one, 3-2. In the third, Andover held strong with a combination of great defense and goaltending. Schuchardt saved all 11 shots on net in the period. Schuchardt had 34 saves on the day, her save percentage rising over 90%. Last Saturday, Andover faced another strong Governor’s team. In a hard-fought three periods, Andover skidded to a 2-4 loss. On Saturday Andover will face off against Milton at home.