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Pinkerton comes up short
The varsity Astros fell to Alvirne Sept. 10.
The Astros had their win streak snapped by the Broncos. Despite the setback, the Astros received excellent performances from Jacob Konstant, Tim Wood, Zach Bell and Alex Ebner.
Junior Astros top Broncos
The JV Astros gave up an early goal to the Alvirne Broncos, then settled in and took the win, 3-1.
Andrew Brochu tied the game up in the 24th minute. Jason Flood scored on a penalty kick to give the Astros a lead that Stuart Graves added to with a beautiful goal headed in off a corner kick.
Outstanding performers on the day were Tommy Wood and Sean Muller.
Young Astros blank Portsmouth
The freshman Astros shut out Portsmouth Sept. 9, 8-0.
Goals were scored by Bennet Meagher (2), Jake Arnold (2), Tyler Gundrum, Josh Rowland, Connor Delea and Matt Morrison.
Cooper Cela, Kaan Cav, Keith Reynolds, and Derek Wilson played solid defense.
Pinkerton tops Spaulding
The varsity Lady Astros traveled to Rochester to take on Spaulding Sept. 10.
Pinkerton dominated from the outset, getting two goals early from Reanna Romano and Andrea Galvin on their way to a 2-0 win.
Keara Doolan played well for the Astros, as did Julie Myrray and Catherine Goodwin. Sammy Mitchell recorded her third shutout of the season in four games.
Junior Astros move to 4-0
The JV Lady Astros moved to 4-0 with a 9-0 win over Spaulding Sept. 10.
Rachel Godwin, Julia Bousquet, Georganne Callen, DeLeah Barker, JoJo Morse, Emily Hallee and Kyra Stariknok all recorded goals.
Stariknok, Morse, Callen, Sydney Hill and Emilie Lalibertie all added assists. Kyra Goucher and Ali Davis kept possession well in the midfield.
Freshman girls top Clippers
The freshman Lady Astros scored two goals in each half on their way to a 4–1 win over the Clippers.
Nicole Gonya scored all four goals. Rachel Wood and Emily Showetts had strong games. Julia Bousquet played aggressively in the net for the Astros.
Pinkerton defeats Winnacunnet
The freshman team traveled to Winnacunnet Sept. 11 and came away with the 5–1 victory.
Nicole Gonya started the scoring 11 minutes in with a beautiful pass from Rachel Wood. Gonya would go onto complete her second hat trick in two games in the first half.
Michaela Forand had two of her own goals and assisted on another. Aggressive play by goalie Julia Bousquet kept Winnacunnet off the scoreboard except for a well-placed penalty kick.
Lady Astros even their record
The varsity Lady Astros evened their record at 1-1 with a 3-1 win over Timberlane last week.
Pinkerton took three of four games: 25-17, 25-15, 16-25, and 25-23.
Kelsey Cummings, Olivia Mathieu and Courtney Collins all recorded 10 kills.
Elizabeth Hicks had 15 points and 3 aces. Taylor Ferdinando and Elizabeth Hicks had strong games setting.
JV Astros defeat Timberlane
The JV Lady Astros took all three games against Timberlane, 25-23, 25-10 and 15-8.
Pinkerton earned its first win of the season. Maggie Gildea played well in the back row for the Astros and also came up with seven services aces.
Samantha Donahue also had four aces for the team. Sarah Hicks had 12 setting assists on the day. Carly McDonough contributed four kills as one of the middle hitters.
Pinkerton tops St. Thomas
The freshman team hosted St. Thomas on Sept. 9. The Astros won the first and second games, 25-16 and 25-20, then dropped the third, 11-15.
Hannah Leonard served well.
Astros dominate Owls
The freshman Lady Astros topped Timberlane Sept. 10 and won both games, 25-19 and 25-21.
Katie Brunell showed exceptional progress with serve receive, as well as her overall defense. Sydney Sandell, Charlotte Bull and Emma Theriualt served great for both games.
Pinkerton races to first
The Pinkerton boys cross-country team traveled to Hudson for a quad meet last week and won with 25.
Among the top 10 finishers were: 1. Phil Parent, 16:17; 4. Owen Clark, 16:56; 5. Tom Hanlon, 16:58; 6. Connor Kwiecien, 16:59; 9. Nick Pietrocarlo, 17:09.
Rounding out the Astro’s top seven were Austin Smith and Nick Sevilla.
Pinkerton starts at 3-0
The Pinkerton girls competed in their first regular season competition against Alvirne, Merrimack and Concord.
The Pinkerton Trailblazers took first with 23 points, starting the season off with a record of 3-0. Taking first overall in the meet was Ariel Vaillancourt with a time of 19:08. Second in for Pinkerton and third overall was Morgan Sansing with a time of 19:20. Haley McMullen and Taylor Lacey ran strong races also, with times of 20:03 and 20:19. Rounding out the scorers was freshmen Sadie Farnsworth with a time of 20:56.
Lady Astros dominate Keene
The varsity Lady Astros hosted Keene on Sept. 11 and won, 6-1.
Goals were scored by Kaylie DeCosmo (4), Elizabeth Tveter and Laura Moran. Assists were from Julie Saltamartini (4) and Samantha Day.
Cecelia Sciuto, Mario Aiello, Elizabeth Tveter and Haley Harrington played well for the Astros.
Pinkerton shuts out Keene
The JV Lady Astros rolled over Keene last week, 9-0.
Maddie Lolicate had 4 goals, Delany Conway had 2 goals and 2 assists, Morgan Donahue and Amanda Thomas each had 1 goal in the victory.
Astros fall to N. Andover
The freshman Lady Astros lost to North Andover last week, 3-2. The team goal was to be more aggressive in the circle and they were. Sarah Nowick scored both goals for the Astros, both in the second half.
Astros lose a close one
On Sept. 9, the JV Astros hosted Bedford in their season opener. The Astros lost, 12-8.
The game was very close. Pinkerton came down to Bedford’s 25-yard line and were stopped with 40 seconds to go in the game.
Astros go 2-1
Pinkerton Golf started a stretch of six matches in two weeks going 2-1 at Bedford’s Manchester Country Club. Pinkerton was led by sophomore Marshall Halpin, who shot 3 over 39, and seniors Eric Byrne and Jim Rice who shot 41 and 43 respectively.
Pinkerton takes third
The JV Astros played Londonderry, Timberlane and Windham last week.
The final match results were Londonderry 226, Windham 233, Pinkerton 235 and Timberlane 286.
David Currier was the low scorer for Pinkerton with a 44. Jason Bing shot a 45, Micaela Griffin a 46 and Tyler Busby 49, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Windham for second place.