But the net-minder couldn’t stop Caroline Hughes.
With just 34 seconds left in the game, Hughes picked up a rebound off a Brenna Keefe shot and scored to give the Golden Warriors a 2-1 state tourney victory over Newton.
The Warriors finished the season 11-6-4.
The girls basketball team wasted no time proving that it was big-game ready.
The Warriors fell behind by seven points with just 2:13 to go in regulation against Lowell, but would not be denied.
Colleen Caveney cut the deficit to three with a layup, then Witten tied the game with her fifth three-pointer of the game, made a steal and hit her sixth trey to take the lead. Rebecca Alois then sealed the win with two free throws.
Playing in their final game of the season, the Andover boys hockey team could have eased into the off-season. Instead, the Warriors rallied back for a 2-2 tie against Triton, thanks to goals by Matt Quercia and Jack Wilkie.
Everyone knows Andover High’s history of excellence in swimming, and this past winter was no exception.
Senior tri-captain Vince Camin took home the MVC title in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.45 and swam on the 200-medley relay that took home a title. He was joined on the relay by Joseph Carroll, Max Blanch and Santi Alegria.
Captains Alegria and Camin were also joined by Aaron Wu and Eric Shi to take second in the 200-freestyle relay. Shi added a second in the 500 freestyle.
Speaking of excellence, Andover has long dominated the state track scene in relays.
Over the weekend, the team of Courtney Comeau, Lizzie Kobelski, Hannah Chapman and Jill Gamache ran a scintillating 33.53 at nationals, setting the Massachusetts all-time record, according to coach Peter Comeau.
Joseph Aronov nearly lost his chance to shine, as boys gymnastics was briefly dropped by the MIAA as a sport. But it was reinstated before the season, and the Golden Warrior made the campaign count.