The Andover Townsman
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Star junior David Giribaldi erupted for 27 points as Andover won its season-opener 61-49 over Lowell last Friday, Dec. 13. Fellow junior Connor Merinder added 10 points and 18 rebounds while freshman E.J. Perry IV chipped in with 12 points.
Camin, relays dominate
Vince Camin won the 100 breaststroke (1:05.38) and swam on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay as Andover beat Belmont 95-86 last Friday. Eric Shi added a victory in the 500 freestyle and swam on the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay and Nate Hamer took the 50 freestyle for the winner and swam on the 400 freestyle relay.
Alois keeps scoring
Veronica Alois continued her scoring ways from the fall with a goal and Caroline Curtin added the other score as Andover opened its season with a 2-1 victory over Billerica on Saturday. Caroline Hughes and Jess Leone each added an assist and Meagan Johnson made 15 saves for the winners.
Silk clinches win
Conor Silk scored two goals and added an assist for Andover in a 5-0 victory over St. Peter Marian on Monday. Sean Enright, Will Sauerbrunn and Brad Durling each added a goal, Matt Quercia had three assists, Cam Burton added two helpers and Pat Schena made 23 saves for the shutout.
Killer in the clutch
Trailing by seven points with 2:13 left, Andover delivered a massive comeback that Jessica Witten capped off with her sixth 3-pointer of the day, and Rebecca Alois clinched with a pair of free throws to give the Golden Warriors a 49-45 win last Friday.
Colleen Caveney cut the deficit to three with a layup, then Witten hit a 3-pointer, which she followed with another 3 to give the Golden Warriors the lead for good.
Warriors fall short
Andover opened its season by going 0-3 at the Battle of the Andovers tourney on Saturday.