Guzzi ’14 Grabs Two Goals to Chomp Choate

Hannah Guzzi ’14 blasted two goals in Girls Soccer’s 3-0 win against Choate on Sunday.

Andover’s first goal of the game came early, when Guzzi fired from 35 yards out to the corner of the net. Guzzi struck again just five minutes later, after receiving a ball from Diana Tchadi ’14, narrowly sneaking by a defender,and heading the ball over the keeper to widen the scoring gap to 2-0.

In the second half, center midfielder Nekele McCall ’14 received a pass from center midfielder Co-Captain Leah Humes ’12 and blasted the ball past the keeper.

“Leah did really well to get her head up and find me. I was open and had room to set up a shot. I owe a lot to her for my goal,” said McCall.

Andover moved on to face Brooks on unfamiliar turf this past Wednesday. Andover was able to strike first when Katie Kreider ’14 played a pass from Humes and sniped the net from the corner flag in the first two minutes of the game.

Shortly after, Humes trapped a ball from McCall on the top of the box and unleashed a left footed strike that sailed over the keeper and under the crossbar. Minutes later, Brooks answered with a goal after a scramble in front of the goal, bringing the score to 2-1.

Later in the half, Guzzi scored another goal by shaking off a defender and slotting the ball past the keeper. Andover came dangerously close to ending the half with a two-goal lead, but Brooks managed to score a goal just before the whistle blew. Andover ended the first half ahead 3-2.

The score remained 3-2 until midway through the second half, when Humes scored her second goal of the match. Andover’s defense worked hard to keep the ball out of its own net, but Brooks managed to score another goal, cutting Andover’s lead to 4-3.

Andover’s offense looked for one more chance on net to secure the win, and it came when Kreider scored her second goal of the match off an assist from Humes. The team’s defense and goalkeeper Emily Hoyt ’13 fought tirelessly the remainder of the game to keep the score at 5-3.

Guzzi said, “[Hoyt] had an incredible game, including an amazing triple save in the last minutes of the game.”

After two important wins, Andover is preparing for a Saturday night game home against St Paul’s at 6:00 p.m.