Promising Chemistry Despite Loss

In a very close meet, Andover Girls Squash dropped its first scrimmaged of the season 3-4 against Brooks School on Wednesday.

“Even though we lost as a team, we all played well and discovered that each one of us had improved since last season in terms of accuracy and movement on court,” said Catherine Choi ’13.

Co-Captain Jessica Lee ’13, Camille Price ’15 and Choi pulled through with wins in the third, fourth and fifth spots on the ladder, respectively. Another win would have put Andover on top in the scrimmage, but none of the four remaining players could pull through.

Co-Captain Adèle Bernhard ’14, the number one spot for Andover the past two seasons, said, “Our goal for the scrimmage was to get back into the swing of things with match play before the season really picks up. It was close; however, it will be great to play Brooks again officially later in the season once we’re all training on a regular basis.”

Bernhard and Lee will work together to lead the team this season.

Bernhard said, “We are so lucky this year because we only had one Senior, Tafarii Mckenzie [’12], graduate last year and we gained one new freshman player this year, Claire Kister [’16.]”

Despite the loss against Brooks on Wednesday, Bernhard said that the team’s cohesiveness will make Andover an exciting team to follow this winter season.

“What I love about the team is how supportive we are of one another, which was a highlight last year and something I’m looking forward to this season,” said Bernhard.

The girls will travel this Saturday, December 1, for a scrimmage against Milton Academy before Winter Break begins. Once back from break, Andover begins its regular season with an away game against Choate.