Maddy Silveira ’20 knocked the ball into the back of the net, scoring her second goal of the game and leading Andover Girls Soccer to a 2-0 shutout win over St. Paul’s on Saturday. Andover was unable to carry this momentum, however, into its game on Wednesday and fell to Governor’s 3-2, putting its record at 4-4-1.
Although Andover ultimately came out on top against St. Paul’s, Silveira said it was a tough game for the team.
“It wasn’t our best performance, but we got through the game, and we were victorious in the end,” said Silveira.
In an email to The Phillipian, Elise MacDonald ’19 wrote, “It was a really hot day, the field was short, and the refs were making iffy calls, but despite all of these challenges, we were able to play our game — calm, cool, collected, classy soccer.”
Strong performances by MacDonald, goalkeeper Emily Hardy ’20, and midfielder Anna Hurley ’21 contributed to Andover’s win on Saturday. MacDonald, who was awarded player of the game, was commended for her support and dedication by her teammates.
MacDonald said, “Last year when we went to St. Paul’s, it was my first game starting on the team and getting significant minutes, so going into this game I was determined to prove to myself how much I had been able to grow in a year.”
“All the hard work payed off, and we were able to come out on top. It was a really rewarding experience,” she continued.
Despite falling to Governor’s, Andover was not discouraged and looks to continue to improve as each game passes, according to Head Coach Lisa Joel.
“The season is progressing just as we hoped,” said Coach Joel. “With so many new players, we needed time to develop them. Every week, we are understanding ourselves and our playstyle a little more.”
Andover will square off against Northfield Mount Hermon this Saturday.
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