The Andover Golden Warriors defeated Central Catholic, 16-6, in girls’ lacrosse at Andover’s Lovely Field Wednesday night.
‘‘It was a big game,’’ Andover coach John McVeigh said. ‘‘I think we always try to treat our games as big, but we wanted to send our seniors off on a good note.’’
Six of Andover’s seven seniors scored, including all of their field players.
The Golden Warriors (13-3) opened a 5-0 lead before the Raiders (11-4) scored their first goal with just less than six minutes gone in the first half.
‘‘It’s always important to set the tone. I think we pride ourselves on trying to come out and win a couple of draws and get some pressure,’’ McVeigh said. ‘‘I think we did a good job.’’
Andover senior Ally Fazio (two goals, three assists) dominated the draws, allowing the Golden Warriors to control possession and sustain pressure in the offensive end.
‘‘Ally all year in our biggest games has been fantastic,’’ McVeigh said. ‘‘The thing that Ally does is she finds other people. It’s not all about her scoring, she makes the people around her better.’’
The Raiders cut Andover’s lead to 6 before the Golden Warriors went on a four-goal run, which included a man-advantage goal after Central Catholic took a two-minute yellow card with 9:10 left in the half. The Golden Warriors went into the intermission leading, 12-3.
The second half had more balance as both teams had periods of sustained offensive pressure. But the Golden Warriors took charge, outscoring Central Catholic, 4-3, in the second half.
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