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Hanover shuts down Astros
The varsity couldn’t find the back of the net and suffered their third straight loss by a score of 3-0 in Hanover.
Brian Kling, Dustin Beamon, and Chris Horan played well in defeat, according to coach Kerry Boles.
Pinkerton breaks streak
On Oct. 4, the Astros managed to break their three game loosing streak.
The team got two goals and an assist from Ryan Williams while Devin Moore added one goal and one assist as the Astros snapped their three game losing streak. Playing well for the Astros were Brian Kling, Matt Dunn, John Hamilton and Josh Johnston.
Hanover trumps Pinkerton
The junior varsity team also had trouble finding the back of the net in a double overtime 0-1 loss to Hanover. The team played well and hand many scoring opportunities. Kyle Hicks, Zack Bell, and Alex Ebner played hard in the midfield and moved the ball well to give the Astros those chances. Eric Werner and Tom Diskin each made key saves to keep Astros in the game.
Pinkerton shuts out Nashua
On Oct. 4 the junior varsity boys got back on track defeating Nashua North 7-0. Another solid defensive showing from Jake Konstant, Tyler Wilson, Matt O’Brien and Jake Coviello held North to only 4 shots on the day. Eric Werner and Tom Diskin earned their 9th shutout of the season.
Six minutes in Zack Bell assisted Chris Ronan for the first goal of the game to get the Astros started. Cody Anshewitz then scored on a beautiful 30 yard shot that went upper 90, assisted by Tyler Wilson. Zack Bell, Alex Ebner, Arlo Wetherbee, Sean Donohue, and Kyle Hicks each added a goal for the win.
Frosh team ties in Hanover
The Pinkerton boys’ freshmen soccer team battled to a 3-3 tie in wet and rainy conditions on Monday.
The boys started off strong with Ben Curry scoring with a great shot off of a nice pass from Jason Flood. Hanover tied the game 15 minutes later off of a goal mouth scramble and the ball was poked in just beyond the reach of goalie Hayden Pavao.
Pinkerton then regained the lead when Noah Davis played a nice cross to the top of the 18 yard box that Cody Gadsby slotted into the right corner of the net.
Hanover tied the game up two minutes into the second half. Hanover then took the lead off of corner that just got past the out-stretched arms of goalie Caleb Eaton. The boys tied the game up on a penalty shot by Noah Davis who also drew the penalty after being tripped up inside the box. Pinkerton had the better of play and hit the post twice in the last 10 minutes of the game and was unfortunate not to come away with the win.
Brad Dubisz and John Durant were solid defensively.
Dave Remington gave the Hanover defensive line fits and caused numerous turnovers that almost put Pinkerton ahead in the last 10 minutes of the game.
Astros win in Bedford.
Pinkerton boys freshman soccer team got back to their winning ways with 2-0 away win against Bedford. The team was dominant throughout and took the lead off of a Noah Davis corner that Andrew Brochu headed in.
The boys were moving the ball fluidly and created numerous opportunities but the Bedford goalie was immense. John Durant played well and owned the midfield. Noah Davis then added a second goal with a great solo effort after capitalizing on a defensive mistake from the Bedford defense slotting the ball into the back of the net.
Brad Dubisz and Matt O’Hara were strong in defense.
Keene ties at Pinkerton
Keene tied on Oct. 2 in Derry. Keene came out ready to play and scored three minutes into the game. The Lady Astros finally woke up after 15 minutes and started playing well and generating good chances. Vanessa Hunt tied the game before the half with an assist from Gabbie Guinto.
The Lady Astros controlled most of the second half and scored twice halfway through. Vanessa Hunt got her second goal on a pass from Andrea Galvin and Rebecca McGrath scored unassisted. Jacqui Wyka played well in the back as did the entire defense. On Oct. 5 the varsity team hosted Nashua North. Rebecca McGrath scored 24 minutes into the game with an assist by Keara Doolan.
Doolan scored her first varsity goal 18 minutes in the second half of the game to seal the 2-0 win for Pinkerton
Junior squad earns shutout.
The junior varsity team increased their record to 9-1 Oct. 1 as they beat Keene 5-0. Sarah Burgess got her first goal of the season and Marissa Clark added two goals, and Aeriela Thornton and Emilie Laliberte added one.
Grace DiPersio and Rayleen Zavala knotched some assists. The defense played strong, making it their 8th shutout in 10 games. Ashley Hugh, out for the season with an injury, is doing an excellent job helping the team out during practices and keeping the book during games.
Freshman get revenge on Exeter
The freshman team won their game on Oct. 4 against Exeter 2-1. Kelly Murphy and Maddie Urizurandi were the two goal scorers.
Bulldogs bite back
On Oct. 6 the freshman team travel to Bedford.
The Lady Astros played hard in their game but were not able to come home with the victory losing 4-0 to the Bulldogs.
Tomahawks tie Lady Astros
The varsity team traveled to Merrimack on Oct. 1 to take on the Tomahawks.
Jordan Dudley had three saves in net for the varsity while the Astro offense had 10 shots on net but could not get one by the Merrimack goalie. Jessica Cote, Maddie Driscoll, and Brooke Dorval played well in the 0 - 0 tie.
Pinkerton wins in Nashua
The varsity team took a 3 - 0 lead at the half to a 4 - 0 win. Kaylie DeCosmo scored two goals and Nicole Yannalfo scored two goals, with two assists from Rachel Charewicz, Jessica Cote, and Brooke Dorval.
Jordan Dudley had four saves. Sam Day, Kaylie DeCosmo, and Brooke Dorval supplied the energy for the Astros, who improved to 9-1-2 on the season.
Pinkerton holds off Bishop Guertin
Varsity hosted Bishop Guertin on Oct. 5 and came away with the 2-0 win. Goals were scored by Jessica Cote and Kaylie DeCosmo with assists from Rachael Charewicz and Nicole Yannalfo. Jordan Dudley had two saves in net.
Kaylie DeCosmo, Sam Day, and Amanda Feeney played well for the Astros.
Pinkerton shuts down Merrimack
The JV team got goals from Haley Harrington and Elizabeth Tveter as the beat Merrimack 2 - 0 on Oct. 5. The entire team played great defense in the win.
Junior Varsity crushes Nashua
The junior varsity team showed great hustle and finished their shots on their way to the 8 - 0 win. Kristen Crowell had three goals and an assist while Elizabeth Tveter had two goals and an assist. Haley Harrington, Becca Bouchard, Tess Malcolm each had a goal in the win. Solid defense was played from Kelsey Weston, Jess McCully, Morgan Hazelton, and Erin Johnston.
Lady Astros earn shutout against Bishop Guertin
The junior varsity team was also able to defeat Bishop Guertin on Friday by a score of 4-0. It was a great team win in which hustle made all of the difference. Kristen Crowell, Haley Harrington, Tess Malcolm, and Gabby Geraurd all played well as did Elizabeth Tveter and Maria Aiello.
Frosh hold off Exeter
The freshman team won Thursday against Exeter 3-0. Even through the rainy conditions and puddles the girls played well and they played as a team. The three goals were scored by the girls crashing to the net and finishing the shots.
Defense played solid and was able to pass the ball up to midfield to keep the ball out of our zone.
Astros trounce Memorial High School
On Oct. 6 the varsity team hosted Memorial High School of Manchester and came away with a 49-6 victory.
The Astros took a close game at the half and opened it up in the second half. Manny Latimore had rushing and special teams touchdowns in the win. Also playing well were Sean Conroy, Jake Bernaiche, David Hansen, Jake Lisaukas, Matt Madden, and Brett Stuart.
Derry shuts out Londonderry
The junior varsity team hosted Londonderry on Oct. 1 and came out strong going ahead 21 - 0 at the end of the first quarter. The Astro’s defense played extremely well throughout the entire game keeping the Lancers out of the end zone on their way to the 28 - 0 win.
Pinkerton defense holds in Manchester
On Oct. 8 the team traveled to Memorial High School in Manchester for their game. The team once again took an early halftime lead of 28-0 to cruise to a 44-0 final score.
Playing well for the Astros on offense were Backles, Sturdevant, Lombado and Quack.
On defense Martinoli, Day, Poitras and Williams took care of the Memorial offense the entire game. The Astros have not given up a single point thus far this season in six games.
Pinkerton wins in Manchester
Thursday saw the freshman team travel to Manchester to take on Memorial. James Tully’s first two touches with the football resulted in two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing. Those runs set the tone for the night as the Astros cruised to a 54-20 victory. Also scoring his first touchdown was Jeff Manning. Kicking well for the winners was Brett Dattillo.
Pinkerton finishes third
Pinkerton stumbled down the finish line struggling in the state tournament finishing ninth with a 422, the top five scores over 18 holes. The golf team finished third in the regular season with a record of 21-5, but was unable to carry the momentum into Thursday’s state tournament. Congratulations to Pinkerton seniors Nick Salema, Jake Veilleux, and Andrew Wentworth for four great years in the golf program.
Cavaliers beat Lady Astros
The varsity team traveled to the Hollis Brookline High School on Oct. 1 to take on the Cavaliers. The varsity had a rough night and lost 3 - 0. Brenna McNally had five kills and 14 digs while Brittany Peredna also added four kills. Taylor Ferdinando added eight assists in defeat.
Pinkerton comes up short in Nashua
The varsity traveled to Nashua on Oct. 3 to take on North. Tyla Mahon had a 14 kill night and four blocks. While Brenna McNally had 30 digs and 15 service points. Kelsey Cummings 19 digs and 12 service points. Taylor Ferdinando added 18 assists.
Pinkerton loses two of three games at Hollis Brookline High School
The junior varsity team lost the first game 17-25 but came back and won the second game 25-22 before losing the third 11-15. Erica White and Jillian Tonello were great as outside hitters. Fay Harrington had some key serves to get us back in the game, as did Cheyenne Wright and Kate Garrison. Nicole Langlais covered the floor extremely well as our defensive specialist. It was a great game and it showed how much the girls have improved this season.
Lady Astros defeat the
The girls won against Nashua North on Wednesday. North was undefeated on the season and the girls were ready for it. It was the best game the team has played as a whole. Khloe O’Brien & Elizabeth Hicks had some outstanding sets, and Fay Harrington came in as setter in the third game. Erica White and Jill Tonello had a number of kills on the day and made some outstanding passes in the back row.
Olivia Mathieu, Mary Anne Tompkins, Michaela Blackwell, and Brittany Capozzi were outstanding at the net with blocking and attacks. Cheyenne Wright & Kate Garrison were all over the court in the back row and put in some of the best serves all season. Nicole Langlais was outstanding as well.
Pinkerton comes back winning two of three games
The team won the match on Oct. 5. The first two games the team won 25-16. We lost the third game 10-15. Nicole Langlais had five service aces and was great in the back row. Michaela Blackwell had eight kills and Jillian Tonello had 6 kills on the day. Elizabeth Hicks had 9 assists and two aces. Fay Harrington had seven assists, one kill and once ace. Brittany Capozzi had two kills and a great block, as did Mary Anne Tompkins. It was another great game for the Astros.
Close match for Pinkerton
The freshman volleyball team lost a close match to BG, 2-1. The Astros came out on fire taking an 18-12 lead in the first game, but Bishop Guertin fought back.
The Astros fought hard and took the second game 25-23. But Bishop Guertin prevailed in the last game 15-9. Evan Duval and Vicki Walder each had two aces. Vicki served 10 points.
Molly DeCarlo served 10 points in the second game, and 16 points the whole night.
Brenna Thibodeau played great at the night with Miranda Rossignol and Biance Herlihy. Baylie Scheibert did a great job setting.
Nashua beats out Pinkerton
The freshman volleyball team lost to a very good Nashua North team. The Astros covered the floor well, but just could not get past the Titans. Brenna Thibodeau played excellent defense in the back making four digs. Tori Lunetta played great at the net with two kills. Miranda Rossignol served great for the Astros with three aces.
Brenna McNally had 27 digs and 21 kills. Tyla Mahon had a nine kill night with six blocks while Kelsey Cummings added 26 digs.
Taylor Ferdinando and Amanda Stikeman each added 18 assists. Maddie Neidlinger and Michaela Polk contributed 18 digs a piece in the Lady Astros 3-2 win over Bishop Guertin Friday night.