Astros shut out Memorial
The Pinkerton freshman girls soccer team tied with Central Sept. 8, 0-0. The next day, the freshmen Lady Astros blanked Memorial, 2-0.
Kennedy Daziel and Lauren Shaw scored Pinkerton's goals.
Pinkerton crushes Merrimack
The Junior Lady Astros blanked Merrimack, 6-0, Sept. 8, although the game was more challenging than the final score indicated. It was a very physical game.
Sam Breslin, Danielle Coombs, Brittney Sieg, KatyAnn Grochmal and Maggie Cohoon all scored. Coombs scored on a penalty kick and Grochmal had two goals.
Keeper Caleigh Goode had a great game in the net with multiple saves, including two break-aways.
The win improved the team record to 3-0.
JV team shuts out Bishop Guertin
The JV girls shut out Bishop Guertin Sept. 11, 1-0.
Tiffany Eaton had Pinkerton's lone goal. Goalie Ashley Hugh got the shutout.
Lady Astros win again, 4-1
The Lady Astros brought their record to 2-1-1 Sept. 10 with a 4-1 win over Bishop Guertin.
Bishop Guertin scored first, but the Astros took over after that. Kelsey Marraffa had the Astros' first two goals, with assists from Elena Dauphinais and Brittany Masse.
Haley Hicks scored Pinkerton's third goal, with an assist from Emily Bell. Rebecca McGraph had one goal.
Pinkerton's Katherine Harris had 10 saves in the net.
Astros improve to 4-0
The junior Astros shut out Merrimack Sept. 8, 3-0, in boys soccer action. The win brought the team record to 4-0. C.J. Blanchard, Andrew Borges and Owen Murray all scored for Pinkerton.
Tyler Thibedeau, Timmy Wood, Dylan Sassler and Chris Horan played outstanding defense for the win.
Junior Astros down Bishop Guertin
The JV Astros improved to 5-0 Sept. 10 with a 4-1 win over Bishop Guertin.
Brian Kling had two goals for Pinkerton. Matt Dunn and Tommy Martin each had one. Freshman Timmy Wood played well on defense.
Merrimack downs Astros
Merrimack downed the Pinkerton varsity boys soccer team Sept. 8, 2-0. The loss dropped the Astros' season record to 3-1.
Senior Conor McCarthy and junior Shane Whitehouse played well for Pinkerton, despite the loss.
"This was a frustrating afternoon for us today. We didn't play a smart game today, mentally or physically," Pinkerton coach Kerry Boles said. "Give Merrimack credit today. They worked hard and played well together for the entire game."
Peter Siragusa had 2 saves in the net for the Astros.
Pinkerton tops Bishop Guertin
Pinkerton shut out Bishop Guertin Sept. 10, 1-0.
Josh Murphy scored the game winner, with an assist from Kyle Erhardt.
Junior Peter Siragusa had 4 saves in goal, earning his second shutout of the season.
Junior Shane Whitehouse and senior Kyle Erhardt had outstanding games.
"This was a satisfying victory today. Everyone contributed to the cause. We needed to have a solid performance and that's what we received today," coach Kerry Boles said. "I'm very proud of the way we responded following our disappointing loss on Wednesday."
Freshmen Astros score first goal
After being shut out by Winnacunnet, 3-0, the week before, Pinkerton's frosh Lady Astros made a game of it Sept. 8 against Exeter, but fell short, 5-1.
Amanda Feeney scored the team's first goal of the season on a rebound off the goalie's pads.
Katie Merrick and Kinsey Manchester played strong defense.
Pacheco leads Astros
Senior captain Nicole Pacheco had a hat trick Sept. 7, including one on a penalty stroke, to help lead the varsity Astros to a 7-3 win over Exeter.
In addition to Pacheco's three goals, junior captain Jordyn Hamilton and sophomore Nicole Yannalfo each chipped in two goals. Senior goalie Gina Rosinski had 9 saves.
Senior Erin Santuccio and junior Katelyn Erhardt had strong games. The victory brought the team record to 3-0-1.
Astros shut out Nashua North
The Astros got the season's first shutout Sept. 10 when they blanked Nashua North, 9-0, at Stellos Stadium.
Senior Bailey Randell got the shutout with 3 saves.
Junior captain Jordyn Hamilton had an outstanding game at center midfield, distributing the ball with pinpoint passes, with one goal scored on the day.
It was a big day for junior forward Linnea Testa. She scored her first varsity goals with a hat trick in the first half. Freshman Brianne Torre also scored the first two goals of her Astros career. Junior Canada Stewart and seniors Nicole Pacheco and Kara Parhiala each scored single goals for the Astros.
The Astros, Timberlane and Winnacunnet remain the only three undefeated teams in Division 1.
The junior Astros beat Merrimack, 221-226, Sept. 7 to bring their record to an impressive 4-0 on the season.
Adam Sica led the way with a 5 over 41. Jake Veilleux shot well with a 42. Eric Byrne and Matt Galvin came in at 44 and 45, respectively.
Astros second behind Exeter
Pinkerton came in second Monday in a three-way match at Souhegan Woods. The Astros came in behind Exeter, who won with 203. Pinkerton had 208, trailed by Merrimack at 210.
Low golfers for Pinkerton were Nick Salena at 39, Kyle DelloRusso at 40, Tim Sheehan at 41 and Adam Sico at 43.
Lancers lose by one stroke
The Londonderry Lancers lost their fifth match of the season Sept. 8, but only by one stroke. The loss dropped Londonderry's record to 3-8.
In a tie-breaker, Winnacunnet took the match at the Sagamore Hampton Golf Club with 211, followed by Pinkerton at 211 and Alvirne at 217.
Chris Ugolini led Londonderry with a 39, followed by Taylor Simpson at 40, Matt Tobin at 41, and Bobby Barrett at 44.
Londonderry led by LaTorre
Londonderry's golf team placed fourth in a match Sept. 10 at Passaconaway Country Club. The final team tallies were; Bishop Guertin at 203, Concord at 206, Nashua North at 216 and Londonderry at 226.
Phil LaTorre led for Londonderry with a 43. He was followed by Justin Renik at 44, Chris Ugolini at 45, and Matt Tobin and Nick Stone, each with 47.
Sica leads Pinkerton
The Pinkerton boys went 1-3 at Manchester Sept. 8. Keene took the match with 187, followed by Concord at 198, Pinkerton at 205 and West at 276.
Adam Sica led the way for the Astros with 34. Andrew Wentworth also shot well at 41.
Pinkerton played the tough Atkinson golf course Sept. 9 against Alvirne, Concord and Timberlane.
The final tallies were: Concord at 207, Pinkerton at 223, Timberlane at 224 and Alvirne at 232.
Rick Priest came in low with a 42. Kyle DelloRusso shot 43.
Pinkerton falls to Exeter
The freshmen Lady Astros took one of three from Exeter Sept. 8, 21-25, 23-25, and 15-9.
Haley O'Neil, Courtney Lampert and Rachel Byrd all had great hits and scored numerous points.
The loss evened the team record at 1-1.
Owls top Astros
The junior Owls from Timberlane topped the junior Lady Astros Sept. 7, 2-1. Pinkerton took the first game, 25-15, but lost the next two, 18-25 and 10-15.
Amanda Stikeman had 10 service points. Kelsey Cummings had 3 kills and played good defense.
Astros start with a win
Pinkerton's varsity Lady Astros won their first match of the season, 3-0, against Timberlane.
Pinkerton scored 25 points in each game against Timberlane's 13, 15 and 18.
Brenna McNally had 6 kills. Riann Daziel had 11 assists and Brooke Gardner added 17 service points.
Pinkerton beats Nashua South
Pinkerton topped Nashua South, 3-1, Sept. 10, improving the team record to 3-).
Taylor Hough had 7 kills. Brenna McNally added 7 kills and 9 digs. Adrienne Weishaar had the turning attack of the match.
Lancers top Merrimack
The Lady Lancers topped Merrimack Monday: 23-25, 25-15, 25-15. 25-10, improving their record to 3-1. Megan Schwarz and Katie Schwarz were the kill leaders, with 16 and 15, respectively.
Amy Johnson had 32 assists. Shay Collins and Amanda Marett each had a block. Kelsey Enright had 8 digs, Katie Schwarz had 4.
Megan Schwarz had 21 service points, Katie Schwarz had 13.
Lancers down Keene
The Lady Lancers swept Keene Sept. 7: 25-14, 25-9, 25-17.
Megan Schwarz and Katie Schwarz each had 9 kills. Shay Collins had 3 blocks and Megan Schwarz had 2. Amy Johnson led in assists with 20. Katie Schwarz had 17 service points. Sarah Pierce had 9 service points, including two aces.
It was the Lancers' first time playing Keene in three or four years and a win was a nice way to open on the road against a solid defensive team.
Londonderry beats Manchester West
The Lady Lancers beat Manchester West in their home opener Sept. 10: 25-3, 25-12, 25-6.
Megan Schwarz had 17 service points, followed by Amanda Marett with 15 and Katie Schwarz with 10.
Kill leaders were Megan Schwarz with 6, Nicole Williams and Amanda Marett with 5 apiece, and Katie Schwarz with 4.
Shay Collins led in assists with 12 and Amy Johnson had 8.
Amy Johnson missed some practice time this week due to illness and split time with Shay Collins. Coach Peter Willis said both did a nice job of distributing the ball, with six different players getting kills.
Pinkerton wins Amherst race
The junior Trailblazers won their race with 36 points Sept. 11 at Freestyle Farms in Amherst.
Manchester Central was second with 97 points, Souhegan was third with 112.
Coach Amy Bernard said Keene placed first, but she believed some of their varsity players were in the JV race and they couldn't stay for the varsity event.
Pinkerton places second
Pinkerton girls cross-country team ran in the Souhegan Relays Saturday at Freestyle Farms in Amherst, a 4K course.
Bishop Guertin won with 8 points, Pinkerton was second with 27, Central third with 33, Souhegan fourth with 35 and Hollis Brookline fifth with 49.
For Pinkerton in fifth place with a time of 53:21 were Melanie Pond, Felicia Dowling and Layne Woodruff. Seventh with a time of 53:38 were Renee Hensiek, Hannah Doolittle and Sammy Goldsmith. In 15th with a time of 56:10 were Krissy Harrington, Hailey O'Rourke and Kiley Donohue.
Astros on top at Mount Washington
Pinkerton's boys cross-country team placed first in a field of four at the Mount Washington Invitational Sept. 11.
Pinkerton had 46 points, followed by Concord with 68, Oyster River with 84 and Nashua North with 114. It was the fifth straight year the Astros have won the invitational.
Kevin McPherson and Tony Anzivino placed second and third, respectively. Grant Langevin, TJ Trojillo and Mike Pellegrini were close behind. Colin MacIsaac and Sean Kopetz rounded out the top seven for the Astros.