Baseball wins thriller, then rolls over rival

CARL RUSSO/Staff photoAndover's Josh Gruenberg, left being called safe, threw a no-hitter and had a huge week at the plate.

BASEBALL

Nick Silva had a clutch two-out single to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, then in the eighth Patrick McConnell drew a walk-off bases-loaded walk to lift Andover over rival Lawrence 7-6 last Wednesday.

McConnell finished with three RBIs on the day while Matt Potts and Aidan Ritter each also drove in a run.

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Josh Gruenberg threw a no-hitter and was supported by a monster effort by his offense as Andover rolled over archrival Central Catholic 19-0 on Friday. 

Nolan Schirmer notched a team-high four RBIs, Michael Slayton and Matt Potts plated three runs each and Aidan Ritter added two RBIs for the winners. Anthony Teberio chipped in with three runs scored. 

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Josh Gruenberg was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored as Andover rolled past Lowell 10-3 last Tuesday. Nick Silva and Patrick McConnell each had two RBIs and Arvin Nunez earned the victory on the hill.

SOFTBALL

Staying undefeated

Sara Folan allowed just a single hit in a seven-inning complete game, and Ashley Cocchiaro sparked the offense with a home run as Andover cruised past Lawrence 10-0 last Wednesday.

Paige Gillette scored three runs, Alexa Pacy had four RBIs and Anna Zdunczyk drove home a pair of runs for the winners.

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Andover continued to roll, edging Haverhill 8-7 in eight innings last Thursday to remain unbeaten at 5-0 on the season.

Scarlette Gillette, who supplied three RBIs in a 2-for-4 performance, drew a walk to bring in the winning run for the Warriors. Alexa Pacy notched three hits and scored three runs and Anna Zdunczyk plated two runs.

Girls track

Two titles

 Andover’s javelin relay (272-4) and 4x100 shuttle hurdles relay (1:05.07) ran to victories as the Golden Warriors placed second as a team at the MSTCA Division 1 State Relays with 50 points, just four points behind winner Natick.

Andover added a second in the pole vault and three third-place finishes.

 

BOYS LACROSSE

Florio nets two

Shamus Florio scored a pair of goals and CJ Puglisi made six saves as Andover topped Dracut 6-3 on Friday. Alex Trottier, Vin Bono, Joe Hoar and Matt Schuhwerk each added a single goal.

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Joe Hoar and Shamus Florio each scored a goal, but Andover lost to North Andover 9-2 last Tuesday. 

BOYS TENNIS

Grossman dominates

David Grossman swept No. 1 singles as Andover beat Chelmsford 5-0 last Tuesday. The duo of Sam Feng and Bryan Hun Htun added a sweep at No. 1 doubles.

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Reilly O’Brien (No. 2 singles) and Avi Jonarthanan (No. 3 singles) each scored 6-1, 6-2 wins as Andover earned a second straight 5-0 win over Chelmsford last Wednesday. Justin Gu and Alex Earl took No. 2 doubles.

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Ben Petros won No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-2 and Andover topped Haverhill 5-0 last Thursday. Savya Virmani and Nick Germano won top doubles and Joe Colecchi and Vishnu Suresh took No. 2 doubles.

 

Girls TENNIS

Zhou, Warriors roll

Isabel Zhou, Sidney Conway and Carol Yu each scored a singles sweep as Andover topped Lowell 5-0 last Wednesday. Aishwarya Sood and Emily Chen took No. 1 doubles.

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Sidney Conway won No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-0 as Andover beat Chelmsford 5-0 last Tuesday. The duo of Grace Lyons and Anette Kim swept No. 2 doubles.

 

Boys track

Relays shine

Andover earned fourth-place finishes in the discus (331-4), javelin (366-8), high jump (17-2) and the 4x100 shuttle hurdles (1:07.13) at the MSTCA Division 1 Relays on Sunday.

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Andover beat Methuen 77-67 last Wednesday.

Volleyball

Durham leads rally 

Trailing two sets to none, senior captain Alex Durham and sophomore Jyles Amirault came alive at the net to lead Andover to a gritty 3-2 comeback win over Methuen last Wednesday. Durham finished with 19 kills and six blocks, and Amirault had 14 service points, 12 digs and four aces.

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Despite 15 service points for Alex Durham, Andover lost an early lead and fell to North Andover 3-2 last Monday. Aidan Foley added 12 kills for the Warriors.

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Jyles Amirault scored 10 service points, but Andover lost to perennial power St. John’s 3-0 on Friday.

  

GIRLS LACROSSE

Warriors fall short

Andover lost to North Andover 9-5 last Tuesday. Shea Krekorian, Abi Tavenner, Carissa Agostino, Emma Gilmartin and Libby Pustis each scored once for the Warriors.

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