Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Aruri, girls cross country shine


Leila Aruri took third place overall in 19:04 to help Andover place third as a team at the 11-team Battle of the Border race last Saturday. Sarah Rothmann was 12th overall in 20:11 and Chantal Kellard was one spot behind in 13th to highlight the Golden Warriors.


Leila Aruri ran to first overall in 19:31 to lead Andover past Central Catholic (19-32) and Chelmsford (25-31) on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Sarah Rothmann (fourth) and Chantal Kellard (fifth) added top-five finishes and Cate Donovan added a ninth for the winners.


Warriors red hot

Declan Collins netted a pair of goals as Andover cruised past Methuen 4-1 last Saturday. Victor Guery and Ray Forster each added goals and Alex Gray assisted on a pair of scores for the winners.


Sam Kelly’s first-half goal was all the offense Andover would need in a 1-0 win over Billerica last Thursday, Oct. 3. Edgar Mauge assisted on the score and Mike Weber made eight saves for the shutout.


Sebastian Silveira’s goal sent Andover on its way to a 3-1 win over Haverhill last Tuesday, Oct. 1. Sam Kelly and Ray Forster each added goals and Mike Weber made four saves for the winners.


Bakhtyari dominates

Behind 16 service points, 16 assists and five aces for Azita Bakhtyari, Andover rolled over Methuen 25-10, 25-11, 25-13 last Friday.


Azita Bakhtyari scored team-highs in assists (23), aces (4) and digs (2) for Andover as it rolled over Lawrence 25-16, 25-11, 25-6 last Wednesday, Oct. 2. Mackenzie Kennedy added 23 service points and Rachel Schnakenberg had eight kills for the winners.


Van Antwerp clutch

Meredith Van Antwerp scored one goal and Veronica Alois struck again with the other score to lead Andover to a 2-0 win over previously undefeated Lincoln-Sudbury last Saturday. Courtney Grygiel had an assist and Emily Masterson made five saves for the winners.


Courtney Grygiel scored twice and Andover made it count for a 2-0 win over Billerica last Thursday, Oct. 3. Julia Manty and Veronica Alois each had an assist for the winners.

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