Twins Eva Toffoloni ‘15 and Kat Toffoloni ‘15 both netted goals for Andover Field Hockey this week, providing Andover’s only goals of the week.
In their tie gainst Cushing on Saturday, Andover played with great tenacity, but couldn’t seem to find offensive opportunities in the first half. The offense only had two shots as opposed to Cushing’s three. In the second half, Andover’s offense stepped up its pressure, totaling 16 shots on net. Unfortunately, Andover was unable to put any of these away.
Despite its weak offense, Andover had a tremendous game defensively, only allowing Cushing a total of four shots on net. The game went into overtime, but remained scoreless.
Andover did not feel like the game was its strongest, especially the first half. “We were a much better team, but we dropped down to their level,” said Katerina Toffoloni.
Coming off its disappointing tie against Cushing, Andover was hungry for a win against Pingree.
Eva Toffoloni, playing with a broken hand, scored the first goal for Andover off of a corner in a scramble in front of the net. Later in the half, Pingree scored off of a corner to tie it up.
Katerina Toffoloni put one last goal away with minutes left in the game off of another corner to establish a 2-1 Andoverlead. “There was a lot of confusion in front of the net, as a lot of girls were pressuring the goalie. The next thing we knew, the ball was in the back of the net,” described Hannah Sorkin ‘14.
With very little time left in regulation, Pingree was unable to tie the score and Andover won the game.
“We came out hard and read to play,” said Sorkin. “We worked hard from the start.”
Andover is going into its last game of the season with a record of 8-3-3. The team will take on Exeter tomorrow at 12:00.