Cabral Colins Connection Secures Win for Girls

Olivia Cabral ’14 sniped five goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, propelling Andover Girls Lacrosse to a win over Exeter in the team’s final game of the season.

Andover won in overtime 12-11. In girls lacrosse, overtimes are not sudden death but an entire extra period.

Andover and Exeter went back and forth throughout the entire game. Every time Andover scored and took the lead, Exeter answered.

Andover had a 7-6 lead going into halftime.

Coming into the second half, Andover added another goal to increase its lead to 8-6, but Exeter answered with two goals of its own to tie the game up at 8-8.

With time winding down in the fourth quarter, Andover had a 10-9 lead, but Exeter, once again, responded.

After scoring to a draw, Exeter called a quick timeout to set up a play that would tie the game and force overtime. With 42 seconds remaining, Exeter was able to sneak one past Andover to knot the score at ten on their drawn play.

With 25 seconds left in overtime and the score knotted at 11, Meredith Collins ’14 passed the ball to Olivia Cabral ’14. Cabral proceeded to catch the ball right out front and was able to rocket one by Exeter’s goalie’s ear into the top left corner, winning the game for Andover.

“It was a great way to finish off the season and I am glad we could pull it off for our Seniors, who deserve it the most,” said Hannah Burns ’15.

Andover finished off its season at 10-3-1.