Boys Lacrosse: Split Games against New Hampton and NMH

After receiving a long pass, Post-Graduate Nick Boozang ’17 went on attack and ripped a shot into the back of the net, netting his sixth goal of the game. Boozang’s contributions on the offensive end helped Andover defeat NMH in a lopsided 27-2 victory.

Andover had a strong offensive game, consistently playing with a quick pace on attack. Andover took a large lead from the start of the game, giving the team time to work on its designed plays, communication, and team chemistry.

Sawyer Moody ’19 said, “Our game went well and we really got a chance to execute some offensive plays and work on our communication. Nick Boozang played well, and Christian Powers [’19] scored his first goal.”

Andover also made key defensive stops throughout the game that allowed the team to spend more time on the offensive end. Goalies Eugene Yoon ’18 and Sean Kim ’18 both made saves for the team with Kim maintaining a 100 percent save percentage while in net.

Cormac Zachar ’18 said, “[Sean Kim] got his first minutes at goalie and got a shutout in the fourth quarter… [In addition], our face off play was much better today and so was our ground ball percentage.”

Andover used the game against the developing program at NMH to apply the concepts that the team has been working on at practice over the past few days and to include a variety of players into the game, explained Captain Larson Tolo ’18.

“We got much better at settling into our offense and we saw a lot of new faces contributing in big ways like Will Kantaros [’18], Christian Powers at midfield, the birthday boy, Conor Zachar, at midfield, and Sean Kim in goal. Overall, it was a fun game to play in and a great stepping stone in looking ahead to our first home game against Milton this Friday,” said Tolo.

David Tsai ’18 said, “As a team we worked on our patience and execution as a collective unit. In the second half we succeeded because everyone was clicking together. Walker [Huff ’17] and Powers had great games from the midfield and our attack put up an absurd amount of points. Looking ahead to Friday, we are all trying to balance the fast-paced tempo of our style of play with a stoic composure that keeps everyone focused. Our first home game, ‘under the lights,’ will be a great test for our squad.”

Andover came back with a win on Wednesday after falling 16-6 to a strong New Hampton team on Saturday. It will square off against Milton today “under the lights.”

Editor’s Note: Larson Tolo is a Copy Editor for The Phillipian.