Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

February 13, 2014

Wrestling breaks through with victory


The Andover Townsman

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Patrick Meagher needed just 46 seconds to score a pin at 120 pounds to help Andover capture its first dual meet victory in two years with a 42-39 win over Peabody last Thursday. Shaun Merrill (170 pounds) added a pin in 1:06, Matt Marcotte (132) scored a pin in 1:18 and Matt Stamos (195 pounds) pinned in 3:24.

GIRLS TRACK

Haut earns first

Looking to rebound from a junior season derailed by injury, Andover High senior Catherine Haut got off to an impressive start in the first major meet of the winter, winning the long jump with a 17-7 at the MVC Indoor Championship last Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Andover took second as a team with 68.5 points, just off the pace of winner Lowell (88 points).

“I’ve been lifting a lot and I think that’s what’s really given me the power to long jump,” said Haut, who also took fifth in the 300 (43.37). “I’ve been running a lot this year, too.”

Also looking to bounce back from injury, senior Courtney Comeau took second in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.76. Hannah Ameen added a second in the 55 dash, Casey McCarroll tied for second in the high jump and Catherine Donovan was third in the 1,000. The 4x200 and 4x400 relay squads each also grabbed seconds.

BOYS TRACK

Relay takes gold

The team of Oliver Eberth, George Cardillo, Kevin Chen and Hamza Naveen ran to victory in the 4x200 relay to help Andover to a second-place finish at the MVC Indoor Meet with 58 points. Lowell earned the win with 79 points.

Eberth also scored a second in the 300 in 36.74, while Steve Caveney was second in the 55 hurdles (7.79), Jeremy Travaglini was runner-up in the long jump (19-8) and the 4x400 also took silver. Sebastian Silveira added a third in the 600, one place ahead of teammate Robert Perry.

BOYS HOCKEY

Campbell red hot

Mark Campbell delivered a breakout performance with his first hat trick of the season to give Andover its second straight lopsided victory over Peabody, 6-1, on Sunday. Matt Quercia scored two goals and added two assists, Will Sauerbrunn scored one goal and Sean Enright had three assists for the winners.

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Steven Schuhwerk and Matthew Quercia each scored one goal and recorded two assists to lead Andover to a 6-1 drubbing of Bishop Fenwick last Monday, Feb. 3. Will Sauerbrunn, Mark Campbell, Brian Sargeant and Jack Wilkie each scored a goal and Nick Scarpa made 12 saves for the victory.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

Warriors win MVCs

Courtney Carver won the floor exercise (9.65), tied for first in the vault (9.5) and was third in the all-around to lead Andover to the MVC Division 1 title with 142.85 points, edging Central Catholic (141.4) and Westford (140.96) last Tuesday, Feb. 4. Rachel Cadet took second in the beam for the winners.

GIRL SKIING

Ganley takes two

Julia Ganley continued to dominate by taking her second straight first overall finish in 21.79 as Andover beat Austin Prep (107-28) but lost to North Andover 78-57 last Friday. Jackie Drew was next in for the Golden Warriors in eighth and Olivia Lawlor was 11th.

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Julia Ganley was first in 21.89 to lead Andover to a 93-42 victory over Masconomet last Monday, Feb. 3. Jackie Drew placed 11th, Sylvia Leung was 12th and Olivia Lawler was 14th for the winners.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Warriors top rivals

Behind 15 points for John Pisacreta and a game-high 23 points for David Giribaldi, Andover beat North Andover 59-45 last Friday. E.J. Perry IV added eight points.

“I can honestly say by this one, Game 16, that I like my basketball team,” coach David Fazio said. “There was no pretending. They’ve bought it. That was some real defense out there. We went out and defended hard, and that was the difference this time around.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Witten stars from deep

Jessica Witten hit a trio of 3-pointers on her way to 15 points to lead Andover past North Andover 58-42 last Friday. Alyssa Casey scored 10 points and Rachael Cormier added nine points for the winners.

BOYS GYMNASTICS

Aronov takes all-around

Andover’s Joseph Aronov won the all-around with a 44.2 score at the Coaches Invitational last Thursday. Evan Igoe tied for first on the floor with a 7.6 and Dan Harvey won the bars for the Warriors.

Boys swimming

Camin leads the way

Vince Camin placed third overall in the 100 breaststroke in 59.99 and swam on the 200-medley relay that was also third in 1:43.01 to lead Andover to a sixth-place finish at the North Sections on Sunday. Eric Shi added a fourth in the 500 freestyle and fifth in the 200 IM. Joe Carroll, Max Blanch and Santi Alegria joined Camin on the relay.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Alois pots three

Veronica Alois again lit the lamp three times to help Andover top Chelmsford 6-4 last Thursday. Jacquelyn Leone, Caroline Curtin and Caroline Hughes each scored single goals and Jojo Olson and Brenna Keefe each had an assist for the winners.

BOYS SKIING

Warriors split

Led by a fifth-place finish for Jake Tarricone, Andover beat Austin Prep 115-20 last Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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Jake Tarricone again took fifth, but Andover lost to St. John’s Prep 109.5-25.5 last Thursday.