By David Willis
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Without a trio of stars, Andover was still able to best the field, with Rachel Annino and the 4x100 relay clinching the Ottaviani Invitational team title with 87 points, topping No. 2 Lowell (76), despite competing without three All-Stars in hurdler Courtney Comeau (lower back injury), jumper Catherine Haut (shin splints) and thrower Cassie Kobelski (vacation).
“It’s so excited that we finished it off and won the title,” said Annino, who also took second in the 100 dash. “We had a lot of injuries, and some of the people that were running were fighting through pain. It shows how deep a team we are as a team. The girls did great.”
The Warrior 4x100 entered the event shorthanded, with regulars Annino and Micaela Soucy joined by newcomers Michelle Gencorelli and Hannah Ameen, who were sent in to replace a pair of vacationing athletes but was still able to run to the win in 51.80.
Andover’s other victory came from Hannah Chapman, who won the triple jump with a 35-10, while Sarah Rothmann was third in the mile (5:29.9).
“I’m very happy with the way this season has started,” said Chapman. “I didn’t PR (personal record), but I won which is great. And I helped the team get the title.”
Hannah Chapman won the triple jump (36-4 ½), 100 hurdles (15.8) and long jump (16-6), all career-bests, as Andover rolled past Lowell 92-43 last Wednesday. Cassie Kobelski won the shot put and discus, Sarah Rothmann won the mile (5:19.9) and Jillian Gamache took the 400 hurdles (1:11.2) for the Winners.
Camilo paces Warriors
Samantha Camilo scored a 6-2, 6-2 win at top singles to pace Andover in a 5-0 win over North Andover last Wednesday. Julia Alagero and Laurie-Maude Chenard teamed to take No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-2 and Annie Garvin and Sydney Ferry scored a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles.
Rachel Holzman battled for a victory at No. 2 singles 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 as Andover bested Masconomet 5-0 last Tuesday. Samantha Camilo took No. 1 singles 6-1, 7-5 and Paige Webster finished off the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the third spot.
Ericksen tallies hat trick
Andrew Ericksen scored three goals and John Oteri added two scores as Andover took a 7-1 victory over Tewksbury last Tuesday. Walter Pappas made six saves for the winners, while George Cardillo and Justin Brosnan added singles goals.
Zavrl back in style
Back from his torn ACL suffered in football, Mark Zavrl won the javelin with a 167-0 at the Haverhill Invitational on Saturday. Andrew Matteucci added a third in the 110 hurdles in 16.0.
Hamza Naveed won the 400 in a blazing 50.5, the fastest time in the MVC for the season, and teamed with Sebastian Silveira, Oliver Eberth and Dylan Epstein to win the 4x400 but Andover lost to Lowell 101-44 last Wednesday. Mark Zavrl won the shot put (45-3) and Mike Maldari took the mile (4:31.9) for the Warriors.
Rowe, Huizing rally
Sam Rowe and Sicco Huizing battled back to win No. 1 doubles 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to lead Andover to a 4-1 win over North Andover last Wednesday. Kellen McAuliffe and Owen Plourde added a key win at No. 2 doubles while Austin Bendetson scored a victory at top singles for the Warriors.
Baldwin, Dean star
Billy Baldwin scored 22 service points as Andover continued its fast start with a 25-9, 17-25, 27-25, 25-18 win over Billerica on Friday. Kyle Surehan had 15 digs, Alec Dean tallied 15 kills and Kenny Doherty chipped in with six blocks for the winners.
Alec Dean scored a game-high 15 kills and added a team-best eight digs to lead Andover to a thrilling 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 13-25, 15-11 victory over Central Catholic last Wednesday. Billy Baldwin added 23 service points, T.J. Norton had 29 assists and Kenny Doherty added eight blocks for the winners.
Despite 27 assists for T.J. Norton, Andover fell to New Bedford Tech 19-25, 25-19, 28-26, 25-22 on Monday. Alec Dean had 15 kills and 12 service points for the Warriors.
Torres’ effort for naught
Jaclyn Torres and MacKenzie Billings each scored two goals, but Andover fell to Longmeadow 13-7 on Saturday.
Freshman Tori Roche and sophomore Paige Hartnett each delivered three-hit games, but Andover lost to North Reading 8-2 on Saturday. Meg Leary added two hits for the Warriors.
Mimi Olney was 2 for 2 and scored a run, but Andover lost to Billerica 15-3 last Wednesday. Freshman Tori Roche and senior Jordan Day each added two hits and scored a run each and Amy Stankiewicz had two hits and drove in a run for the Warriors.
Despite a hit each for football stars Cam Farnham and Andrew Deloury, Andover fell to Billerica 6-0 last Wednesday. Chris Dunn had the Warriors’ other hit.