, Derry, New Hampshire


October 3, 2013

A show of school spirit

Pinkerton Academy keeps the Mack Plaque

The Mack Plaque is staying right where it’s been — at Pinkerton Academy.

After a week-long athletic competition between Astros and cross-town rivals Londonderry High, the annual trophy stayed in Derry, where it’s been for the dozen years previously.

Londonderry’s golf team defeated Pinkerton Friday, but that was the Lancers only victory of the competition.

In boys soccer, a penalty kick by Astro Tommy Martin in overtime gave Pinkerton the win, 1-0. It also gave Pinkerton goalie Eric Werner his fifth shutout of the season.

The girls soccer matchup also went into overtime and the Astros prevailed there, too, 20-1, with Astro goals coming from Erin Johnston and Kaylie DeCosmo.

The Lady Astros volleyball team handed the Lady Lancers a defeat, 3-0, with scores of 25-19, 32-30 and 25-22.

Olivia Mathieu led the Astros with 12 kills and 32 attacks. Setter Elizabeth Hicks had 13 service points, 2 aces and 8 assists, while Kelsey Cummings and Lexi Verrault were outstanding in serve receive. Astro Courtney Collins contributed 10 aces. Taylor Ferdinando led Pinkerton with 13 assists, Denise White and Faye Harrington were good at the net and Jillian Tonello and Brittany Capozzi gave huge contributions off the bench.

Earlier in the week, Pinkerton cross-country runners bested Lancer athletes in an out-of-town meet.

It all ended with the big football game Saturday night when the host Astros topped the Lancers, 35-14.

The Astros received a rushing touchdown from fullback Matt Madden, and one from quarterback Jack Hanaway.

Pinkerton led 7-0 after one quarter, 14-0 at halftime and 28-7 entering the fourth. Astro Manny Latimore started the second half with a kickoff return for a touchdown that helped Pinkerton build a 21-0 lead,

Londonderry answered on a 75-yard touchdown run. The Astros regained a 21-point lead when Madden crashed into the end zone from 2 yards away and Kyle Cantalupo added the point-after kick. After Londonderry made it 28-14 on a 9-yard touchdown pass from, Pinkerton answered on a 14-yard touchdown run by Hanaway.

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