Andover Boys Lacrosse extended its winning streak to seven games after decisive wins over Choate on Saturday and Proctor on Wednesday.
With its record at 10-5 for the season, Andover has already bested its 10-6 record from last year. In addition, Andover took two teams off its schedule that it usually defeats and replaced them with two top level teams: Bridgton and Lawrenceville.
Despite its toughened schedule, Andover managed to knock off Choate 9-5.
Jack Scheufele ’13 and Foster LeBeouf ’15 led the team with three goals apiece. Co-Captain Connor Light ’13 added two goals and Co-Captain Larken Kemp ’13 scored one.
Andover was firing on all cylinders throughout the game, scoring three times in the first half and limiting Choate to just one goal. Andover outscored Choate in the second half as well, with six goals to Choate’s four.
Tom Mullen ’14 won five faceoffs, and Clark Perkins ’14 saved 15 shots, Peter Bensen ’14, Jack Katkavich ’13, Light and Will Young ’14 each had an assist. LeBeouf and Co-Captain Austin Gaiss ’14 led the team in shooting.
After a hard fought win over a strong Choate team, Andover scored 18 goals on Proctor in its last home game of the season in an 18-6 win.
“We did a good job in transition and finishing on our opportunities,” said Light.
“We knew coming into the day that if we played our systems well we would be successful both offensively and defensively. We wanted to get out to an early start, and we got them out of the game as early as possible,” said David Belluche ’14.
Andover concentrated on determined effort to make up for an evenly-scored first half, according to Belluche.
He added, “Despite the chippiness of the game, we stayed focused and hit them where it hurt: the scoreboard.”
Bensen, who had one goal in Andover’s win over Proctor, said, “I thought the team worked really well together today. There was a lot of unselfish play, particularly from my boy Foster [LeBeouf].”
Defenseman Patrick Daly ’15 had a strong offensive showing, scoring twice and adding an assist.
Perkins picked up the defense, with eight saves in goal.
Light led the team with five assists, but Gaiss also recorded three and Young had two.
All three of Andover’s starting attackmen scored on multiple occasions, reflecting the team effort of the win against Proctor.
Andover looks to take revenge on Exeter, which it lost to at home in double overtime last year, on the road on Saturday.