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Cam Kerry    Thursday, October 16, 2014
Boasting a 6-1-4 record, Andover Boys Soccer has rolled through its competition. The well-rounded team has navigated through a tough lineup of opponents, keeping its competition off-balance with a stout defense and an aggressive offense. Andover boasts three Post-Graduates this season, all of whom bring leadership and experience to the field. As the team enters the second half of its season, each player will be counted on to lead the team to a playoff berth and a win over rival Exeter.Culver...
Staff Report    Thursday, October 16, 2014
After being sidelined for the previous games with a wrist injury, Jack Belluche ’16 played an integral role in Andover Football’s first victory of the season. With a two-interception, two-touchdown performance, Belluche led the team to a 20-6 victory against Cushing on Saturday. A self-described “utility man,” Belluche steps up to fill any position that needs a boost, whether it be on offense or defense. With steady hands, quick feet and excellent field vision, Belluche is a formidable matchup...
Andrew Zhang    Thursday, October 16, 2014
After suffering its first losses of the season last week, Andover Girls Soccer to a 0-0 tie until striker Zoe Oasis ’17 swiftly collected a cross from Natalia Suarez ’17 midway through the second half. She slotted the ball past the keeper, giving Andover a 1-0 win over St. Paul’s on Saturday. “Winning against St. Paul’s was crucial for the confidence of the team. We had played so well against Choate and were still unable to come up with a win, and that really affected us against Brooks, so...
Sam Zager    Thursday, October 16, 2014
When asked about their greatest strengths on and off the court, Andover Girls Volleyball Co-Captains Annette Bell ’16 and Erica Shin ’16 were quick to heap adulation on the other instead of praising their own games. “Bell’s got a killer jump serve which is impossible to pass. I know, because I’ve tried,” Shin said. Bell said, “[Andover Girls Volleyball] wouldn’t be the same without [Shin], because she puts her whole heart into the game and rarely lets the ball drop.” It was precisely...
Howard Johnson    Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andover Boys Water Polo secured a spot in the NEPSAC playoffs and extended its winning streak to five games this past weekend. Andover defeated Loomis Chaffee, 12-9, on Saturday and Suffield, 12-9, on Wednesday. Andover’s five-game winning streak comes on the heels of a three-game losing streak. Andover’s record now stands at 5-4. Andover’s victory over Loomis was its second against the team this season: Andover barely defeated Loomis 8-7 earlier in the season on a late goal from Darren...
Viraj Kumar    Thursday, October 16, 2014
Six straight serves from Co-Captain Annette Bell ’16 set the tone early for Andover Girls Volleyball on Saturday, bumping the team to an immediate 6-0 lead over Dana Hall. Andover went on to win in three straight sets. Supported by kills from Franziska Trautmann ’16 and serves from Bell, Andover closed out the first set 25-8. Starting slow in the second set, six serves from Trautmann propelled Andover from a 5-7 deficit to up 13-7, ultimately closing the set 25-17. “In the second set...
Cassie Chin    Thursday, October 16, 2014
Co-Captain Dylan Mott ’15 inched closer toward breaking the school record of 47 career goals with a hat trick in Andover Boys Soccer’s victory against Tilton last Saturday. After adding another goal against Milton on Wednesday, Mott is five goals away from breaking the record. Andover opened the first half against Tilton with intensity. The back line shut down Tilton attackers, while Andover’s offense aggressively pushed forward. “We were connecting passes and looking really good and...
Alexa Tsay    Thursday, October 16, 2014
On Wednesday, in a quiet huddle before Andover Field Hockey’s game, Head Coach Kate Dolan reminded her pink-clad players of the significance of the game against Middlesex. The two teams were playing a game for “Play for the Cure,” an organization that raises awareness for breast cancer. “[Kate Dolan] reminded us all that this game was about more than just field hockey, and there are much harder things that we will have to face in life than being hit with a ball or scored on,” said Lila Dolan...
Laura Bilal    Thursday, October 16, 2014
On the opening kickoff, Matt Whalen ’16 received the ball and promptly took it 44 yards down the sideline. This promising start pushed Andover Football to its first win of the season, a 20-6 victory over Cushing Academy on Saturday. After struggling to move the ball offensively in the first quarter, Jack Belluche ’16, in his first game back from a broken wrist, took control of the game in the second quarter. He scored an offensive and defensive touchdown to put Andover ahead 13-6 at...
Courtney Erickson    Thursday, October 16, 2014
Head Coach Kate Dolan began her career as the Andover Varsity Field Hockey coach in 1990. Dolan is currently in the midst of one of her most successful seasons as Head Coach, as Andover carries an undefeated 9-0-1 record. After a year here as a teaching fellow in 1990, Dolan moved on to be an Assistant Coach for Dartmouth’s Women’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. She returned to Andover after just one season. Dolan knows what it’s like to be a competitive athlete. After her high school...
Stephan Min    Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hand-in-hand, Andover Girls Cross Country’s top five runners, Anoush Shehadeh ’15, Carmen Bango ’16, Peyton McGovern ’16, Grace Rademacher ’18 and Michaela Jones ’18, crossed the Choate finish line together in a time of 19:27. Andover won the race against Choate on Sunday with an almost perfect score of 15-48. Only one Choate finisher raced to a place in the top eight. Sharon Zhang ’16 and Parker Tope ’16 rounded out Andover’s Top Seven in seventh and eighth places overall, respectively...
Cassie Chin    Thursday, October 9, 2014
With 0.2 seconds left on the clock, Co-Captain Josh Murphy ’15 dove through the air to head a cross from Co-Captain Dylan Mott ’15 for the goal that secured Andover Boys Soccer’s 3-2 victory over Choate on Sunday. Choate’s referees did not grant stoppage time after 90 minutes of play, which was the reason why Murphy’s goal came in “buzzer-beater” fashion, a rare feat in soccer matches. Andover started the game off with an aggressive mindset. It paid off as Mott scored a goal to give...

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