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Girls Hockey Crippled by Injuries

Down by two goals with two minutes left in the game, Andover Girls Hockey pulled its goalie out of the net to make one last offensive push that ended in a shot on net. The Milton goalie saved the shot and Milton gained possession of the puck, brought it down the ice and was able to score on an open net. The match ended with a score of 2-0 in Milton’s favor, moving Andover’s record to 14-3-6.

Adjusting to the absences of key players Charlotte Welch ’18 and Elizabeth Welch ’18 due to injuries, Andover started the game slowly. In the first period, Milton took an early lead of 1-0.

Courtney Masotti ’17 said, “They were able to keep us really contained though after they scored and I think their early goal and ability to play good team defense made it hard for us to get back into the game.”

Post-Graduate (PG) Jacquie Diffley ‘16 said, “We were able to get some momentum towards the end of the game due our team’s hard work and determination. Overall, we gave a good effort but came up short.”
After the third period, Andover gathered offensive momentum, but struggled to score.

Sarah Rigazio ’18 said, “In the first period we didn’t come out as a unit, we kind of came out as individuals, not as a team. I think that being down players, since we were short on the bench on Friday, made everyone think the game was different, when really we just had to focus more on working together.”

Andover looks to rebound from its most recent loss when it takes on Phillips Exeter Academy this Saturday at home.