Durham, volleyball team catch fire

CARL RUSSO/Staff photoAndover's Jyles Amirault backs up teammate Bryant Kroeger as he returns the serve. The Golden Warrior volleyball team picked up a pair of huge wins last week. 

Volleyball

Alex Durham scored team-highs in kills (28), blocks (6), service points (19) and aces (4) as Andover rallied for a dramatic 3-2 victory over Methuen on Sunday. Troy Kennedy (36 assists) and Edward Lai (17 digs) also stood out for the Golden Warriors.

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Ethan Gasse scored 15 service points as Andover took down North Andover 3-1 last Monday. Troy Kennedy added 19 assists and Edward Lai had 14 digs for the winners.

Boys Track

Makiej wins MVC crown

With prom quickly approaching that night, Michael Makiej added a gold medley to his outfit.

The Andover junior and first-year track athlete won the high jump with a personal record 6-4 at the Merrimack Valley Conference Championship on Saturday.

“This was absolutely fantastic,” said Makiej. “I really wanted to reach 6-4. I knew I had to do it to win. It was on my third attempt, and people were starting to watch. I just focused and did it. I’m wearing this gold medal to the prom!”

Also for the Golden Warrior boys, Jake Dalton was fourth in the discus (125-8), Ryan Dennehy took fifth in the 100 (11.43) and Evan Arpin was sixth in the 400 (53.00).

Girls Track

Olson, Kennedy lead the way

Laura Olson was second in the javelin (112-1), Julianna Kennedy took second in the 400 (1:00.22) and Delia Barbanti was runner-up in the 200 (25.61) to lead Andover to a second-place finish as a team (79 points) at the MVC Championship on Saturday.

Jodi Parrott took second in the 100 hurdles (15.33), followed by Kassie Brink in third (16.08). Nicole Major was third in the mile and adding fourth-place finishes were Julia Sergeant (pole vault), Haley Traub (long jump) and Emma Griffin (800).

Girls Tennis

Doubles steps up

Sona Chaudhary and Noa Margolin teamed to take No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-3 to help Andover beat Tewksbury 5-0 last Thursday. Caroline Yang and Grace Lyons teamed for the other doubles win.

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Corina Muntean, Annette Kim and Carol Yu swept Nos. 1-3 singles as Andover rolled past Notre Dame 5-0 on Friday.

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Isabel Zhou won top singles 6-1, 6-0 and Andover beat Haverhill 5-0 last Monday. Corina Muntean (No. 2) and Sidney Conway (No. 3) added wins for a singles sweep.

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Corina Muntean and the doubles teams of Annette Kim and Caroline Yang and Anna Higgins and Grace Lyons, all of Andover, all advanced to the quarterfinals of the North Individual Tournament before falling short on Sunday.

Boys Tennis

Avi leads the way

Avi Jonarthanan battled for a tough 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles as Andover topped Tewksbury 4-0 last Monday. David Grossman (No. 1) singles and Justin Gu and Ben Petros (No. 1 doubles) each added sweeps.

Boys Lacrosse

Puglisi, Warriors win in OT

CJ Puglisi made 16 saves, Matt Schuhwerk and Alex Trottier each registered hat tricks and Andover outdueled Billerica in a 9-8 overtime victory last Thursday.

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Shamus Florio, Matt Schuhhwerk, Vin Bono and Alex Trottier each scored twice as cruised past Lowell 11-4 on Sunday.

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Alex Trottier scored twice, but Andover lost to rival North Andover 8-7 last Monday. CJ Puglisi made eight saves for the Warriors.

Baseball 

Gruenberg continues to shine

Josh Gruenberg tossed a complete game, allowing just four hits and one earned run to go along with six strikeouts, as Andover baseball defeated Central Catholic, 4-1 last Wednesday. Gruenberg also led the offense with two hits while Anthony Tiberio and Aidan Ritter each drove in a run.

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Nick Silva drove in Josh Gruenberg for Andover’s only run in a 2-1 loss to surging Lawrence last Monday. Anthony Tiberio had two of the Golden Warriors’ four hits.

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Matt Potts drove in Andover’s lone run in a 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s of Lynn on Friday. Michael Slayton had Andover’s other run.

Girls Lacrosse

Flowers stars

Erica Flowers and Shea Krekorian each scored a hat trick to lead Andover past Dracut 15-5 last Monday. Carissa Agostino and Jackie Brussard each added two goals for the winners.

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Despite a goal each for Jackie Brussard and Abi Tavenner, Andover lost to North Andover 12-2 last Tuesday.

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Shea Krekorian scored twice, but Andover fell to New Hampshire foe Bishop Guertin 14-5 last Thursday.

Softball

Zdunczyk red hot

Anna Zdunczyk drove in four runs and scored two more as Andover slugged its way past Lawrence 18-0 last Monday. Ashley Cocchiaro was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Alexa Pacy added three hits and two RBIs of her own and Sara Folan scored three times and had two RBIs for the winners.

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Scarlette Gillette had two hits and scored a run, but Andover lost to Lowell 12-3 on Sunday. Julianna Barbaro, Alex Pacy and Ashley Cocchiaro each had an RBI for the Warriors.

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Despite three hits for Alexa Pacy, Andover lost to Haverhill 12-5 last Wednesday. Anna Zdunczyk and Ashley Cocchiaro each drove in two runs for the Warriors.

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