Girls Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Girls Tie Willston, Fall to Nobles

Co-Captain Kelly McCarthy ’19 boxed out opposing defenders, allowing Lilly Feeney ’20 to skate up and score through the legs of the Nobles goalie for Andover Girls Hockey’s lone score of the game. Unfortunately, Andover fell 3-1, and the team tied 3-3 against Williston on Saturday. The team’s record now stands at 9-5-4.

According to Amelia Meyer ’21, the team’s energy was high after Feeney’s goal.

“I was at the end of the bench where she was coming to high five everybody and I was just like hyping her up and yelling. I was so happy in that moment,” said Meyer.

According to Co-Captain Erin Kelly ’19, Andover failed to execute passes, fifty-fifty battles, and clearing the puck from the defensive zone.

Kelly said, “[Nobles is a] very strong team and they are ranked highly in our league, but we were right there with them the whole game. We controlled the first period, but they took it to us for the second and third. It was not at all a lack of effort but rather how we did not execute the little things.

The team played well in both the offensive and defensive zones against Williston, according to Co-Captain Emily Batchelor ’19.

“We were making heads up plays, not only in the offensive zone, but also in the defensive zone and we were able to also work our neutral zone board check. We did a good job of getting man to man to take away their pass.” said Batchelor.

Andover’s will travel to Milton on Friday, and face Worcester and Loomis Chaffee at home on Saturday and Wednesday respectively.

Feb 15, 2019