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Astros start with a win
The varsity Astros hosted Memorial Sept. 4 in their home-opener.
Senior David Parrot broke open a scoreless tie by scoring 2 goals in an eight-minute span. Senior captains Tim Wood and Tommy Martin, and junior captain Kyle Hicks played outstandingly for the Astros. Junior Eric Werner earned his first career shut-out in goal.
Pinkerton blanks Warriors
The varsity Astros hosted Winnacunnet Sept. 6. Sophomore Sean Donohue received an excellent pass from Phil Lerner and found the back of the net for the game-winning goal, as the Astros won, 1–0, over the Warriors. Senior Tim Woody, Tommy Martin, and Zach Bell played great games. Senior Jacob Konstant and junior Alex Ebner anchored the defense.
Junior Astros earn shutout
The JV Astros shut out Memorial last week. Freshman Patrick Linehan scored his first JV goal. Kayke Alves scored once; Andrew Brochu and Noah Davis each added two goals apiece.
John Durant, Staurt Graves, Cody Gadsby and Sean Muller helped hold Memorial to one shot on goal to seal another shutout for Hayden Pavo, 6-0.
Make that three shutouts
On Sept. 6, the JV Astros allowed just one shot by Winnacunnet on keeper Hayden Pavo to give him his third shutout of the season. Andrew Brochu scored in the first half. John Dipersio added two in the second for a 3-0 victory.
Young Astros blank Memorial
On Sept. 5, the freshman Astros traveled to Memorial and came away with the 5–0 win.
Goals were scored by Coby Moore, Jake Arnold, Eddie Welch, Eric Reardon, and Keith Reynolds. Strong defense was played by John Hodson and Cooper Cela. Tucker Robbins played well in net, while Matt Morrison controlled the middle of the field.
Lady Astros top Memorial
The Lady Astros overcome a tough first half and beat Memorial, 2-1.
Pinkerton dominated both territorially and in the scoring chance department. Andrea Galvin tied the game 14 minutes into the second half on a beautiful feed from Reanna Romano. Pinkerton kept up the pressure and eventually took the lead with four minutes remaining on an unassisted goal from Katy Ann Grochmal.
Pinkerton fends off Warriors
The varsity Lady Astros played a solid Warrior squad Friday toe to toe in the first half. Katy Ann Grochmal scored 17 minutes into the first half on a nice pass from Avery Drouin. She hit a beautiful ball into the upper net from 20 yards out.
Pinkerton adjusted at halftime and avoided Winnacunnet’s strong back tandem and played everything to the corner, scoring twice in a six-minute span 12 minutes into the second half. Kay Ann Grochmal netted her second goal on a corner kick that went off the keeper’s hands while Erin Coutts scored on a beautiful one touch shot from Avery Drouin off of a corner kick.
Junior Astros earn shutout
The JV Lady Astros beat Memorial, 6-0, on Sept. 4. Kyra Stariknok, Julia Bousquet, and Emilie Lalibertie all put in goals. Georgeanne Callen added her second goal of the season as well. Sydney Hill, Kyra Goucher, and Sabrina Thomas all played an excellent game at the midfield, out-possessing Memorial in both halves.
Pinkerton improves to 3-0
The JV Astros improved to 3-0 with a 3-1 victory over a tough Winacunnet team Friday. The Astros scored their first goal with only minutes left in the first half. Julia Bousquet delivered a perfect corner, and Allison Salema headed into the top corner of the net.
Although Winnacunnet scored first in the second half, the Astros came back with two more goals. Sabrina Thomas got her first goal of the season and Rachel Godwin added her third of the season.
Pinkerton drops opener
Despite excellent defense by the Lady Astros, they dropped their home opener 3–1 to Spaulding. Senior Courtney Collins had 9 kills and 6 blocks. Senior Kelsey Cummings had 23 digs and freshman Lexi Verrault had 9 service points, 4 of which were aces.
Astros fall to Spaulding
The JV Lady Astros fell to Spaulding on Friday against Spaulding. The Astros played well as a team for their first match.
Carly McDonough and Evan Duval both played well at the net, each with two kills and a block for the match. Victoria Walder and Cheyenne Wright also came up with some big plays for the Astros, with four kills and three kills respectively.
Pinkerton wins again
Pinkerton won for the eighth consecutive year at the Great Glen Trails.
Pinkerton had 15 points; Merrimack Valley, 78; Kennett, 108; Dover, 115; and Trinity, 116.
Individual results were: 1. Phil Parent 17:08 Pinkerton; 2. Owen Clark 17:35 Pinkerton; 3. Tom Hanlon 17:38 Pinkerton; 4. Connor Kwiecien 17:49 Pinkerton; 5. Joe Poggi 17:52 Pinkerton; 6. Doug Rose 17:53 Dover; 7. E. Call White Mountain; 8. N. Brown Kennett 18:00; 9. Andrew Coraluzzo. Dover 18:03; 10. Nick Pietrocarlo Pinkerton Academy 18:03.
Astros finish second
The Pinkerton girls competed in the Souhegan Relays at Freestyle Farm in Amherst and took second overall in that event. The Astros' first three-person team of Morgan Sansing, Haley McMullen and Ariel Vaillancourt placed first overall. The next team of Taylor Lacey, Kaila Cote and Kristen Sobolewski placed seventh overall and the third team of Olivia Tracy, Sara Muller, and Danika Ashness, placed 10th overall.
Bishop Guertin won with 10 points, followed by Pinkerton with 18, Souhegan with 27, Londonderry with 37 and Nashua North with 39.
JV Trailblazers sweep
The JV Trailblazers also competed in the Souhegan Relays and swept the entire field taking first, second, third, fourth and sixth. They gave them 16 points to beat the other six teams.
Four freshmen led the way for Pinkerton. Finishing first overall was Sadie Farnsworth with a time of 17:43 . The next four scoring runners were Samantha Mangano, Bela Fast, Dani Tompkins, and Amanda Kiley.
Lady Astros starts with shutout
The varsity Lady Astros traveled to Nashua on Sept. 3 to take on South in their season-opener. They led, 7-0, after the first half and finished at 9-0.
Pinkerton goals were scored by Kaylie DeCosmo (4), Elizabeth Tveter (2), Julie Saltamartini, Laura Moran, Erin Johnston. Assists were from Saltamartini (4), Gabby Guerard, Jessica Cote.
Warriors top Astros
After trailing by 2 goals early in the second half, the Astros staged a 2-goal comeback before falling to the Warriors, 4-2. Defensive efforts were led by Jess McCully, Jess Cote, and Alex Albano. Key saves by Jordan Dudley kept the game in close range for the Astros.
JV blanks South
The JV Lady Astros beat South, 12–0. Kristin Crowell earned the game ball, while Abby Amato and Maddy LoLiata each had hat tricks. Amanda Szostak and Kristin Crowell each had 2 goals. Maddie Humel had 2 goals and an assist. Bailie Freeman and Kelsey Weston each played great defense in the win.
Astros trounce Warriors
The JV Lady Astros got goals from Amanda Szostak and Abby Amato and an assist from Mackenzie Pierce as they defeated Winnacunnet, 2–0. Alyssa Greig showed great hustle throughout the game.
Pinkerton falls to Souhegan
The freshman Lady Astros lost to Souhegan on Thursday, 3-0. They had a slow start, but Hailey Hicks, Emma Bennett, Rachel Spellman, Sarah Nowick, Eleni Dionis tried to turn it around on offense in the second half. Defensively, Lauren Middleton blocked 3 shots in net.
Astros fall to Bedford
The varsity Astros traveled to Bedford on Friday night for their first game in the revamped Division 1. The Astros scored first on a long run by Manny Latimore, but Bedford was able to answer and took a 7-6 lead.
The Astros were able to score again for the 12–7 lead, but the Bulldogs completed a 25 yard pass for the 14–12 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Astros were not able to get back on the scoreboard and dropped their season opener, 14–12.
Pinkerton falls in opener
The freshman Astros opened their 2013 campaign against host Bedford. The Astros played hard throughout the game, but lost, 24–0.
Pinkerton is 3-0
The JV Astro golf team traveled to the Atkinson Country Club on Thursday to play Timberlane, Spaulding and Manchester West. The Astros came away with three wins to start the season 3-0. The final results were: Pinkerton 256, Timberlane 276, Spaulding 283 and West DQ/Forfeit (only four players ).
Medalist for the match was Jason Bing with a 49. Micaela Griffin and Tim Cronin shot 51s; David Currier shot 52; Josh Barton shot a 53.