Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 2, 2013

Dean, Doherty lead volleyball to thrilling win


The Andover Townsman

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The trio of Cassie Kobelski, Ryan MacRae and Melissa Shattuck teamed to take first place in the shot put relay with a 99-6.25 and the discus relay with a 293-4 to help Andover take second as a team at the MSTCA Division 1 state relays on Sunday with 63 points, trailing just Newton North (73 points) and well ahead of third place Acton-Boxboro (34 points).

Even without injured star Courtney Comeau, the 4x100 shuttle hurdles team of Lizzie Kobelski, Hannah Chapman, Jillian Gamache and Olivia Soutter took second in 1:05.55. Adding thirds were the 4x100 (Sydney Gillis, Rachel Annino, Hannah Ameen, Natalie Wagner), the 4x200 (Gillis, Annino, Abbie Pustis, Wagner), the spring medley (Sarath Rothmann, Jillian Gamache, Ameen, Pustis) and triple jump (Chapman, Catherine Haut, Beatrice Ward).

Boys track

The 4x400 crew of Oliver Eberth, Hamza Naveed, Matt Reardon and Sebastian Silveira ran to victory in 3:28.20 and the javelin relay crew of Mark Zavrl, Owen Focke and Ian Bensley took first with a 423-3 as Andover placed fourth as a team at the MSTCA Division 1 state relays on Sunday with 38 points.

Eberth, Naveed, Silveira and Dylan Epstein teamed to take second in the 4x200 and Joe Vetere, Brian McDonough and Zach Ferria were third in the pole vault relay.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Dean leads thrilling win

Alec Dean scored two huge kills to swing momentum and Kenny Doherty clinched the match with two kill of his own as fought past Brockton 25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 26-24, 15-11 last Wednesday. Sagar Kaul kept the match alive with a big winner to give the Warriors a 26-24 win in the fourth set and Eduardo Powers led the winners with 21 service points.

BOYS LACROSSE

Eriksen tallies winner

Andrew Eriksen picked up a Billerica turnover and scored the overtime game-winner as Andover bested Billerica 8-7. Eriksen finished the game with five goals, giving him 20 for the season, and Hunter Tyrell scored one goal and assisted on two others.

Justin Brosnan notched three goals and Sean Carroll scored two goals and assisted on two others as Andover rolled past Lowell 15-2 last Tuesday. John Oteri and Jack Wilkie each added a pair of goals and Andrew Eriksen had one goal and two assists for the winners.

GIRLS TENNIS

Double-dip

Julia Alagero and Laurie-Maude Chenard battled for a 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles to help Andover beat Westford Academy 5-0 on Monday. Pooja Mukund and Karena Yan took No. 2 singles 6-2, 6-4.

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Jackie Drew and Karena Yan needed every point to win a 7-7 (8-6), 2-6, 10-7 marathon at No. 1 doubles to help Andover top Methuen 5-0 on Friday. Sydney Ferry added a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles and Rachel Holzman win top singles 6-0, 6-2.

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Paige Webster swept No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-0 and Julia Alagero and Laurie-Maude Chenard took No. 1 doubles 6-2, 6-0 as Andover beat Haverhill 5-0 last Wednesday. Michaela Comeford and Sydney Ferry took No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-1 for the winners.

BOYS TRACK

Football stars shine

Football captain Adam Ladd won the discus with a 113-4 and fellow football star Mark Zavrl took the shot put (45-10) and javelin (157-11) as Andover beat Haverhill 78-58 last Wednesday. Andrew Matteucci took first in the 110 hurdles, Sebastian Silveira won the 400 and Sean Caveney took the 400 hurdles for the Warriors.

GIRLS TRACK

Putsis wins two events

Abbie Putsis won the 400 (62.3) and 200 (27.4) to lead Andover to a 103-33 drubbing of Haverhill last Wednesday. Catherine Haut returned from injury to win the triple jump, Hannah Chapman took the long jump and Abbie Taylor finished the jumping sweep by winning the high jump.

BOYS TENNIS

Rooks fights back

Drew Rooks battled head and exhaustion to close out a match that lasted over two hours 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 and help give Andover a 4-1 win over Burlington last Thursday. Sebastian Boulas and Kellen McAuliffe took a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles and Samir Sangal and Aaron Edelman took a 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles.

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Sam Rowe took a tough 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles as Andover beat Haverhill 5-0 on Friday. Sam Mack took No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 and Varun Penamatsa finished the singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 1 spot.

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Varun Penamatsa and Sebastian Boulas won at No. 1 doubles, but Andover lost to St. John’s Prep 4-1 on Monday.

BASEBALL

Deloury destroying

Andrew Deloury broke open a close game with a grand slam as part of a six-run sixth inning in Andover’s 14-9 win over North Andover on Monday. It came exactly one week after Deloury’s slam against Methuen.

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Tim Awiszus was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, but Andover fell to Lawrence 9-6 last Wednesday. Andrew Deloury scored three runs for the Warriors.

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Sam Bennett allowed just two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched, but Andover fell short to Lowell 4-3 on Friday. Cam Farnham had a hit and two RBIs and Colin Flynn added a pair of hits for the Warriors.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Torres nets seven

Jaclyn Torres scored seven goals and Weezie Gross added four scores as Andover tied Winchester 17-17 on Saturday. Meagan Keefe added three goals and Kat Geffken had 20 saves for the Warriors.

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Despite two goals for Meagan Keefe, Andover fell to Framingham 14-6 on Monday

SOFTBALL

Leary explodes

Meg Leary delivered a career day with two triples, a double and three RBIs as Andover snapped its slump with a 6-2 victory over Haverhill on Friday. Eugenie Moffitt added two doubles and an RBI while Tori Roche added two hits and two RBIs and Brooke Kabriel had two hits for the winners.

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Jordan Day had a hit, but Andover lost to Tewksbury 6-0 last Wednesday.