Weekend Recap 2/10


At the NEISWA Class A tournament, Mathew Simon ’14 pushed through three long periods against his Tabor Academy opponent to ultimately be named the champion of the 220 pound weight class. Although Simon was the only wrestler from Andover to win his weight class, Andover Wrestling claimed three second place finishes from Co-Captains Christian Vallis ’14 and James Palmer ’14, and Justin Muchnick ’16, in the 145-pound weight class.
_- Ryan Simard_


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Andover Girls Squash was crowned the Division II High School Squash Team Champions this past Sunday. The team defeated Hotchkiss, Roland Park, Brooks and Choate in the three-day High School National Squash tournament. On Wednesday, Andover will face St. Paul’s at home.
_- Sam Zager_


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Andover dropped a nail biter to Governor’s Academy on Friday, losing 1-0. Despite outshooting Governor’s 39-5, the team could not find the net. Governors scored the only goal of the game with a minute left in the second period.
_- Cam Kerry_


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Despite multiple injuries, six consecutive regular season losses, and placement at the eighth seed of sixteen teams, Andover Boys Squash took home the Division III High School Championships this past weekend. The team went undefeated in the tournament: defeating Blair 5-2, St. George’s 4-3 and New Canaan High 4-3. In the championships, Andover overtook Friend School by a nail biting 4-3.
_- Savannah Mastrangelo_


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Andover Girls Basketball fought hard for a 49-43 win against Holderness this Friday. The team fended off a determined Holderness after it battled back from a score of 30-17 Andover at halftime, to 43-43 with two minutes left to go in the game. Thanks to a number of turnovers and a three point basket from Kate Hoey ’14 at the end, Andover was able to break away and secure the win under pressure. Overall, Andover played a 2-3 defense and focused on executing its plays on offense while maintaining good on-ball defense – a strategy that was crucial to the outcome of the game. Andover takes on BB&N at home this Wednesday.
_- Isabella Haegg_


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After losing a rescheduled game on Thursday to Kimball Union 4-1, Andover came home victorious with a 7-1 win over Governor’s on Friday. Captain David Belluche’14 led the charge with a hat trick. Assistant Captain Michael Lata’15, Peter Bensen’14, Rob Devaney’14 and Patrick Daly’14 each added goals of their own. Andover faces top-four ranked Cushing this Wednesday at home.

_- Pat Daly_