Andover Shuts Out Milton in First Half En Route to Victory

With 10 minutes left in the second half, Nekele McCall ’14 scooped up the ball from the faceoff. Sprinting and spinning past defenders, she passed to Beth Krikorian ’17 in the front of the net, and Krikorian rocketed it in.

The strike put Andover Girls Lacrosse up 9-2 over Milton, just one of many goals in a decisive 13-5 victory.

Against Milton, Andover came out strong with goals from Meredith Collins ’14, Caroline Garrity ’15, McCall and Lexi Davidson ’17. Andover shut out Milton in the first half and started the second half up 8-0.

In the second half, Krikorian and Davidson continued scoring, each adding one additional goal, along with two more apiece from McCall and Garrity.

Olivia LaMarche ’16 said, “We have definitely come together as a team: the defense as a unit, the attack as a unit.”

Earlier in the week, Andover lost in a tight contest to a skilled Tabor team.

Tabor took complete control of the game in the first half, and Andover found itself down by five to start the second.

In the second half, Andover mounted a ferocious comeback with goals from Kelly McCarthy ’16, Nora McNamara-Bordewick ’16 and McCall. With one minute left in the game, the score was tied 10-10.

With about 20 seconds left in the game, the ball went out of bounds, and Tabor gained possession. A Tabor player drove down and scored with just five seconds left to come out with the 11-10 win.

Hot off of its convincing win against Milton, Andover travels to Loomis Chaffee this weekend looking to pick up right where it left off.