Andover’s Kai Gillespie (right) and the Husky defence provided a strong stance in the Huskies' 4-1 win over Cretin-Derham Hall Saturday afternoon in Andover. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
It took Cretin-Derham Hall standout Paige Peltier less than three minutes to score a goal against Andover on Saturday afternoon.
That was a bad sign for the Huskies, right? Nope, said Andover coach Tracey Griess.
"We knew Peltier was dangerous, but we had three people right there," Greiss said. "There was no need to panic, because we still had 75 minutes. Our thought was, 'OK, they scored one. Don't let them score two.'"
And that's exactly what the Huskies did, limiting the Raiders to the one goal en route to claiming a 4-1 home victory.
Andover’s Olivia Knoepfle (left) en route to scoring the game-winning goal midway through the second half, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Andover beat Cretin-Derham Hall at home Saturday afternoon 4-1. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Tied 1-1 at halftime, Andover used a three-goal flurry over an eight-minute span of the second half to claim a 4-1 home victory over Cretin-Derham Hall Saturday.
Cretin-Derham Hall got a goal from Paige Peltier less than four minutes into the contest, but the Huskies, ranked No. 4 in the Class 2A state coaches' poll, tied the game less than a minute later when Anna Breffle set up Kennedy Sanders for her first goal this season.
Andover’s Olivia Knoepfle broke the tie with a goal at the 23:53 mark of the second half, and Corynn Grabau scored twice in a 90-second span eight minutes later to give the Huskies (10-1, 8-0) the lead for good.
Raiders (7-3, 4-1) goalkeeper Olivia Kalla made 19 saves, while Andover keeper Ava Braun stopped five shots.
With the win, the Huskies have won nine straight games.
Cretin-Derham Hall goalkeeper Olivia Kalla stops Andover's Cedar Jorgenson in the first half of Saturday's game. The Raiders lost to the Huskies 4-1 in Andover. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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