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Andover Secures Two Victories Following Losses last Week

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With a minute and a half left in the game, Co-Captain Kelly McCarthy ’19 charged to the goal and scored an empty-netter, securing a decisive 3-0 win for Andover against Lawrence Academy on Tuesday. The team’s record now stands at 9-4-3.

Molly MacQueen ’21 said, “[The goal] was really important for us to make [a] statement at the end of the game and to really give us a more definitive win. I think [McCarthy] really putting in that extra grit and that extra effort in the last little bit made a big difference in how we’ll look back on the game.”

According to Co-Captain Emily Batchelor ’19, the team maintained unison in the offensive and defensive lines.

“There was a lot of good cycling, which we can continue to improve on so we can go into our next few games with the same intensity in the offensive zone.… It was good for us to bounce back from last week and get these two wins. I think it’s a good boost for us, especially going into a super tough game this Saturday,” said Batchelor.

On Saturday, the team defeated New Hampton 5-1 in what had been anticipated to be a close match-up. Andover’s skill set is more diverse and developed than New Hampton’s, according to Lilly Feeney ’20.

“In terms of goaltending, I thought that we were stronger. I think we outshot them by a lot, which led to why we scored so many goals. I thought we played really well on man-to-man coverage in the defensive zone…Our neutral zone play was very strong, as well.” said Feeney.

According to Batchelor and Brooke Keough ’19, the team maintained its intensity and played to its fullest potential for the entirety of the game.

The team will face Williston away on Saturday.