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Girls Hockey Begins Winning Streak After Three Consecutive Victories

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With two minutes left in overtime, Lilly Feeney ’20 shot past a Loomis defender and scored in an odd-man rush to lead Andover to a 4-3 victory over Loomis on Wednesday. Andover Girls Hockey also defeated Milton 9-1 on Friday, and Worcester 5-1 on Saturday. The team’s record now stands at 12-5-4.

According to Indi Wagner ’22, Andover started off strongly against Milton Academy, something that has been one of its main focuses during practices.

Wagner said, “We have been working on capitalizing on situations like on-man rushes and power plays. I think that in this game we really did that, and we pounced on the loose pucks in front of the net and just executed on all the opportunities that we were given.”

Backup goalie Katie Wimmer ’21 played the whole game, which was a great learning experience, according to Wagner.

“That was really exciting for the team and for Katie. She did so well, she had so many amazing saves and saved us a bunch of times,” said Wagner.

The team also has a solid start to its game against on “Senior Day” against Worcester, according to Amelia Meyer ’21, but the team was surprised when two balloons floated onto the ice.

“We had balloons set up for senior day and they floated up to the ceiling when some children took them off where they were tied up on the stands and they floated down onto the ice mid game and we were all playing around this balloon until the ref blew the whistle and they had to take it off … so that was interesting,” said Meyer.

Andover will travel to Phillips Exeter Academy on Saturday to end the season.