Andover in nailbiter
Despite the efforts of all-around winner Nicole Stevens of North Andover, Andover won a thriller in gymnastics, 141.9-141.3, with Jessie Livingstion and Courtney Carver taking second and third in the final event, the beam, to secure the victory.
Carver also won the vault and Livingston tied a season-higgh in the beam with a runner-up score of 9.6.
"It was a great, intense meet," said Andover coach Kristen Vadala. whose team ends the regular season at 9-1.
Stevens was the all-around winner, with what is thought to be a school record score of 38.3, as well as a 9.7 winning score in the beam while also winning the bars (9.75) and floor.
Both teams will compete in the MVC meet Saturday at Dracut.
Vault: 1. Courtney Carver (A) 9.4, 2. Nicole Stevens (NA) 9.35, 3. Jessie Livingston (A) 9.3; Bars: 1. Nicole Stevens (NA) 9.75, 2. Livingson (A) 9.1, Carver (A) 9.1; Beam: 1. Stevens (NA) 9.7, 2. Livingston (A) 9.6, 3. Carver (A) 9.3; Floor: 1. 1. Stevens (NA) 9.5, 2. Carver (A) 9.2, 3. Livingston (A) 9.8; All-around: 1. Stevens (NA) 38.3, 2. Carver 37.0, 3. Jessie Livingston 36.8