Andover Golden Warriors Softball '08

23 hits not enough for error-plagued Andover

After yesterday's 18-12 loss in the preliminary round of the Division 1 North tournament, Andover head coach Stephanie Ragucci was left scratching her head.

You can't blame her because Andover had a whopping 23 hits and still lost.

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Softball, 05/30/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover, Methuen smash way to title game

No one should expect a pitching duel in today's 7 p.m. championship game of the Methuen Invitational.

The way red-hot Andover and Methuen hit the ball in their semifinal victories at the Burnham Road complex yesterday, in fact, there could be a slugfest.

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Softball, 05/24/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Doucette, Strock save Andover

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After failing to qualify last year, Andover qualified for the state tournament for the 10th time in 11 years with a 6-5 comeback win over Haverhill. The victory also gave the Golden Warriors (10-8, 9-5 in MVC) a shot at the MVC small school title.

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Softball, 05/20/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover squeezes past Lowell

Meaghan McCarthy's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth squeezed Andover past Lowell, 3-2.

Katie McCarthy led off the inning by reaching base on an error. Jeanette Doucette laid down a bunt that was bobbled, allowing McCarthy to advance to third and Doucette to reach first safely. After an intentional walk to slugger Tricia Martin, Meaghan McCarthy ripped a single through the hole between first and second to drive home the winning run. Pitcher Kathleen Cheney totalled nine strikeouts for the Warriors.

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Softball, 05/08/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Haverhill come back to beat Andover

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Trailing by two, Haverhill pushed five runs across the plate in the bottom of the fourth on its way to a 7-5 win over Andover. Elizabeth Strong stroked a three-run double and freshman Jessica Johnson (2 for 3) added a two-run single in the big inning. Winning pitcher Alicia Briggs and Paige Johnson were both 2 for 3 and scored a run for the Hillies (7-2). Nina Yu had a pair of RBIs for Andover (3-6).

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Softball, 05/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Martin (3 homers, 7 RBIs) caps historic day

Andover senior Tricia Martin had a day for the record books yesterday in an improbable 11-9 victory over Chelmsford.

Martin crushed three home runs, including a three-run blast to win the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, was 5 for 5 overall and knocked in seven runs.

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Softball, 04/15/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central walks over Andover

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Central Catholic was  the recipient of 17 walks from Andover pitching and cruised to a 13-5 win. The Raiders (2-1) had five hits, highlighted by Chelsey Guselli's three-run homer. Liz Habib earned the win. For Andover, Rachel Licciardi had two RBIs and Kerry McCarthy had two hits.

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Softball, 04/12/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Yu catching onto new position

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Andover's Nina Yu has found herself hobbled recently.

"I've been having a lot of problems with my knees," said the senior. "I've been in physical therapy to strengthen my quads. I've worked through it and now it's mainly just discomfort."

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Softball, 04/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover Softball Preview

2007 record: 8-12, didn't make state tourney

Returning starters (5): Kerry McCarthy, Jr., 1B; Tricia Martin, Sr., 2B; Nina Yu, Sr., C; Rachel Licciardi, Sr., SS; Alex Strock, Jr., 3B

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Softball, 03/31/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars