Split Success

After falling to Greenwich High School 5-13 early on Saturday, Andover Girls Water Polo rebounded with a triumphant 10-8 win against Deerfield Academy later in the day. Deerfield scored first, but Andover picked up the pace and netted its first goal before Deerfield had a chance to score again. Andover continued to score and kept the lead throughout the remainder of the game. Kira Wyckoff ’12 scored the majority of Andover’s 10 goals. Key player Amelia Danovitch ’13 returned to the pool in the fourth quarter after being out due to injury. “I was so impressed by the team on Saturday. Everyone played brilliantly, and that is clear in our win against Deerfield, who has been big competition in the past,” said Danovitch. Against Greenwich, a non-league team, Andover led for the majority of the game but lost momentum in the final quarter. Several of Andover’s starters sat for much of the game to rest for the following match-up against Deerfield. As a result, the game was an opportunity for the team’s newest players to gain playing time and experience. When Wyckoff was ejected from the game after her third minor ejection, Andover’s victory hopes were diminished. On the bright side, the game against Greenwich had no effect on the Andover’s overall standings in the league. After its victory on Saturday, the team has developed even more momentum to carry it through a tough schedule in the coming weeks. Andover will next play Loomis Chaffee and Choate Rosemary on Saturday, May 5.