Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 10, 2013

Aruri, girls cross country shine


The Andover Townsman

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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.

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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.

BOYS SOCCER

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.

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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.

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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.

VOLLEYBALL

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.

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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.

GIRLS SOCCER

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.

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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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Emily Wilson made eight saves, but Andover lost to Haverhill 3-1 last Tuesday, Oct. 1.

SWIMMING

Fitzsimmons, Andover on a roll

Shannon Fitzsimmons and Rachel Landry swam on all three winning relays (200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle) as Andover bested Lowell 99-82 last Friday. Alison Murtagh took the 50 freestyle and Caroline Murtagh won the 100 breaststroke for the Warriors.

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Anna Carroll won the 200 freestyle (2:08.72) and swam the anchor leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay as Andover downed Billerica 103-80 last Tuesday, Oct. 1. Nara Norgil took the 50 freestyle, Shannon Fitzsimmons won the 500 freestyle and Morgan Starkweather took the 100 backstroke for the winners.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Galat takes fifth

Max Galat took fifth overall and Alex Bensley was 10th as Andover beat Central Catholic 19-39 but lost to Chelmsford 16-47 last Wednesday, Oct. 2. Robert Pineault, Jack Hoyt and Rob Perry added places 11-13 for the Warriors.

GOLF

Scarpa, Krekorian star

Brett Krekorian earned victory with a 36 to lead Andover past Tewksbury 18-2 last Thursday, Oct. 3. Tim Awiszus and Nick Scarpa each shot 38s for the winners.

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Nick Scarpa fired a 37 and Tim Awiszus and James Nussbaum each had 41s, but Andover fell to Haverhill 11.5-8.5 last Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Hunter Guidboni and Brett Krekorian each scored 2-up victories, but Andover fell to Chelmsford 10.5-9.5 last Tuesday, Oct. 1. Colleen Caveney also earned a win for the Warriors.

FIELD HOCKEY

Schena gives Warriors tie

Andover fired 18 shots on goal, but still played North Andover to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Nicole Schena made one save for the Warrior shutout.