Andover bests the NMH hogs 3-0
At NMH on October 3, 2015 at 4:15 PM
Andover traveled to picturesque NMH and emerged victorious despite missing the team's top 3 middle hitters. Sidney Holder, Sydney Baumgardt and Janneke Evans filled the void beautifully.
Starting tentative with new rotation Andover took several 1-point leads until Fran Trautman served us 5 points to a decisive 9-4 advantage. Annette Bell, setting another excellent game (and almost recruited to play middle) served 5 to give Andover an 18-11 advantage. Although NMH came back to tie it at 18-18, Andover persevered 25-21.
In the second set Tiffany Baumann served Andover ahead to 6-4, and Janneke Evans supplemented to put Andover ahead 12-6, eventually winnjng the set 25-14.
Throughout the third set team found its rhythm, Darcy Burnham CRUSHED a couple from outside, setting the tone for Andover winning 25-17 on an amazing 7-service point run by Erica Shin, followed by 3 of Fran Trautman.
Erica keeps impressing in back row with her lightning reflexes and accurate passes; Annette Bell deserves recognition for her set distribution; Fran Trautman and Janneke Evans keep racking up the kills; Tiffany Baumann provides the mych needed alternative attack.
Andover prepares to host Choate next weekend.