Excessive penalties and generally unimpressive play by the freshman lacrosse team caused their heartbreaking 6 to 5 loss to a poor Andover squad yesterday.
The Crimson shooting and passing throughout the game was definitely below par, but the deciding factor was the large number of rule infractions called on the Yardlings.
The first half was very close as the score see-sawed back and forth, but ended with Andover loading, 4 to 3. The Blue added two goals in the third period, but Andover was held scoreless in the fourth. With six minutes to go, mid-fielder Tim Anderson took a pass from Jim Dorsey in front of the cage and fired it in for the marker. Three minutes later at 12:30 Ed Brown took the ball all alone and scored a solo to bring the Crimson within a goal of Andover. The remaining few minutes were tragic as the Yardlings took shot after shot playing with two extra men, but could not push a goal past the Andover defense.