Exeter/Andover Games 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Clock is Ticking Down...
The excitement is building among PEA's athletes and student body as Exeter/Andover weekend is now only a few days away.
For students, weekend events begin with a pep rally assembly on Friday, followed later that evening by the annual bonfire and Phelps Stadium rally.
For followers of PEA teams, this is a great opportunity to see many teams in action during the course of the day on Saturday, and support them as they take on their archrival, Andover.
For many of the senior football players, the Exeter/Andover game is the highlight of their careers. As they prepare for the game, they know their season is on the line. Co-Captain Charlie Gill describes the focus and intensity needed for this game: "Andover is the final game of the season for us, so we go in with the mindset that we can't leave anything back; we have to leave everything out on the field. We have time to recover afterward because we don't have another team to prepare for, so we can really put our bodies on the line. To beat Andover, we need to bring an intensity and fire that we haven't [yet] brought this season."
Fellow Co-Captain Max Eberhart says it's important not to take Andover lightly because of their record. "In order for us to beat Andover, we cannot underestimate them. They are winless so far this season, but they are probably the best 0-6 team you'll see. They have some size upfront and some very athletic players. Our offensive and defensive lines need to work as units, and we can't give up any big plays. Exeter/Andover is a season in itself. Records don't matter. The team that wants it more will be the team that wins. A win in the Andover game would make our season."
Schedule of Events
At Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, Nov. 12
10:30: BV Soccer
This team has been dominating its competition this season and will go up against an Andover team that also is having a successful season.
11:00: V Volleyball
The team will need to regain its focus in this rematch against Andover, which it lost 0-3 in its first match on Oct. 19.
12:00: V Field Hockey
Both teams have a mix of wins and losses this season, which should make for a competitive game.
12:30: GV Soccer
This team has been a strong one all season with balanced scoring and an outstanding defense with 9 shutouts as of November 2. Andover also has a string of wins so look for this to be tough match for both squads.
2:30: V Football
The team has struggled all season enduring a string of losses, with injuries to many key players. The team hopes to build on its wins against NMH and Deerfield and go into its game against Andover with some momentum.
Interschols Events, Nov. 12
10:30-4:00: BV Water Polo at Phillips Exeter Academy. (Check the Athletic Calendar for specific game times and competing teams.)
The team enters the Interschols with a commanding record and looks to challenge for the New England championship with Deerfield and Choate being the main competition.
Cross Country at Phillips Academy (Andover): GV: 1:30; BV: 2:15; GJV: 3:00; BJV: 3:45.
This has been a strong season for both of the varsity cross-country teams, who look to continue their impressive performances against an always tough Andover squad.
JV Andover Day at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Nov. 9
2:45: JV Field Hockey
2:45: BJV Soccer
2:45: GJV Soccer
3:00: GJV Volleyball
4:30: JV Football
Please check the Athletics page for last-minute schedule changes.Directions to Phillips Exeter Academy
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— Mike Catano