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VIDEO: Andover girls lacrosse pushes Lincoln-Sudbury to the limit in Division 1 North semifinal

See interviews and highlights from Andover girls lacrosse's faceoff with Lincoln-Sudbury in the 2011 Division 1 North final.

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Girls Lacrosse, 06/12/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover falls short in North final

ANDOVER — Through plenty of pride, Andover’s Jen Caro couldn’t help but feel a little unfulfilled.

“It is amazing we could go as far as we did,” she said. “It has been an amazing season. But when you have done all of this, there is still part of you that wants more. It’s bittersweet.”

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Girls Lacrosse, 06/11/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Andover girls lacrosse wins Division 1 North semifinal

CARL RUSSO/Staff photo. Andover's Ally Fazio shoots on net surrounded by Westford defenders. Andover defeated Westford Academy 22-13 in North Division One girls' lacrosse semi-final action Wednesday night. 6/8/2011. 9 Photos

See interviews and highlights from Andover girls lacrosse's Division 1 North victory over Westford Academy.
 
 

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Girls Lacrosse, 06/09/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover advances to first Division 1 North final in program history

CARL RUSSO/Staff photo. Andover's Meagan Keefe battles for the ball against Westford goalie, Kalie Boyd. Andover defeated Westford Academy 22-13 in North Division One girls' lacrosse semi-final action Wednesday night. 6/8/2011. 9 Photos

ANDOVER — The celebration may have been postponed to a day when the season is done, but the Andover girls lacrosse team couldn’t hide the excitement last night.

“It is unreal,” said Ally Fazio. “To think this is the best any Andover (girls lacrosse) team has done is amazing. After losing in the semifinals last year, winning this year is awesome.”

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Girls Lacrosse, 06/08/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover lax advances to semis

ANDOVER — Who likes practice? 
The Andover High girls lacrosse does during playoff time, of course. 
“Our big saying before games is ‘We want to have another practice, we want to have another practice,’”  senior Emily Shields said.
Andover lived to play — or practice — another day as it won 18-11 over Acton Boxboro in the Division 1 North semifinals yesterday. The Golden Warriors (21-1-0) advanced to the semifinals against the winner of Westford Academy/Lexington at a time and location to be determined. 
The Andover defense has been extremely strong this year and has continued that trend in the playoffs. It entered the postseason having allowed just 6.4 goals per game during the regular season. The Golden Warriors held Haverhill to four goals in Round One before holding Acton Boxboro to 11. 
The defensive starters are Shields, Jaymi Cohen and Jackie Alois. 
“It all starts with defense,” said Shields who will play at American University on a Division 1 scholarship next year. “And with our slides we’re always there but if not we know (goalie Jill Beucler) is always there to back us up. And with eight meters, if we get to a shot quicker, if we can block the shot off, then we know she’s going to have an easy save. So we do whatever to make sure she has an easy save.” 
Meanwhile, senior Meghan Morris and sophomore Meagan Keefe provided the offense yesterday. 
Keefe scored five goals, while Morris added four goals and one assist. 
“I think I’ve done it once (score five goals in a game) but the playoffs is a good time to do it again,” Keefe said. 
Morris is headed to play lacrosse next year at Siena College on a athletic and academic scholarship. 
“We had a good start today,” Morris said about the offense. “We came out strong. We scored a lot of goals in the beginning. ... And our defense is so energetic and just works so hard. Defense is really what wins games. They trust each other and work together and just when they do well, everyone else does well.” 
Andover led 11-7 at halftime. 
In five of the past six years, Andover has made it to the Division 1 North semifinal. But the Golden Warriors have never gotten past the semifinals. 
Will this be the year they get to practice on? 
We’ll see.
 
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Girls Lacrosse, 06/04/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Balanced scoring

Molly Gleason (two goals) set a career milestone with her 200th career point, but Andover's onslaught of offense led to a 14-4 Division 1 North first round victory over Haverhill. The Warriors had 16 players make the scoresheet with sophomores Jacklyn Torres (two goals and an assist) and defender Macayla McQuade coming through with clutch performances.

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Girls Lacrosse, 05/31/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Senior night success

Senior Night was special for Jen Caro, Meghan Morris, Emily Shields and Sara Miller, combining for nine goals in their final regular season game as Andover defeated North Andover, 14-5. Olivia Boudreau, Maggie Samuelman and Pam Coufos drew kudos for the Knights, who hold their own Senior Night tomorrow against Billerica.

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Girls Lacrosse, 05/23/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover snaps Londonderry streak

ANDOVER — On the schedule it might have appeared to be just a late-season game between cross-state opponents. But the trip south the Londonderry girl’s lacrosse squad made last night had a playoff atmosphere.

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Girls Lacrosse, 05/22/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Showdown tonight

Two-time defending New Hampshire Division 1 champion Londonderry will take a 51-game win streak into today's showdown (6:30 p.m.) at 17-1 Andover. The Golden Warriors tuned-up with an 18-11 win over Acton-Boxboro. Meghan Morris scored four goals for the winners.

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Girls Lacrosse, 05/21/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Defense never rests

Andover pitched a first-half shutout against a strong Medford team, finishing off with an easy 13-3 victory. Two underclassmen provided quality play for the Golden Warriors as sophomore midfielder Bridget Morris played well at both ends of field and freshman Weezie Gross (four goals) drove the offense.

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Girls Lacrosse, 05/16/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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