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Pinkerton shuts out Spaulding
On Sept. 6, the Lady Astros blanked Spaulding, 6-0, improving its record to 4-0.
Pinkerton’s goals came from Rebecca McGrath (2), Maura Kane, Maggie Cohoon, Haley Hicks and Andrea Galvin.
Katy Ann Grochmal, Caleigh Goode, Julie Murray, Gabby Guinto, Erin Coutts and Rebecca McGrath all had assists.
The Lady Astros had 22 shots on goal; Spaulding had none.
Another win for the Lady Astros
Pinkerton battled Bishop Guertin to a 5-0 win that was tougher than the score reflects.
The Lady Astros exploited speed and skill matchups with the Cardinals’ backs in outstanding couterattacks. Rebecca McGrath had 3 goals. Katy Ann Grochmal and Maggie Cohoon had one each.
JV Astros top Winnacunnet
The junior Lady Astros defeated Winnacunnet, 2–0.
The Astros’ first goal was from Marissa Clark, who hustled after a rebound from the goalie. The second came from a great outside shot by Sheilagh Lienhan.
The defense held strong for the whole game, making it their third shutout in three games. Hanna Smith had a great game in the midfield.
Pinkerton blanks Memorial
The JV Lady Astros beat Memorial, 7-0.
Sheilagh Linehan scored three goals in the first half. Grace Dipersio added two, one a header off a corner kick. Emilia Laliberte and Aeriela Thornton each scored a goal.
Astros shut out Spaulding
On Sept. 6, the JV Lady Astros defeated Spaulding, 3-0.
Tori Kort, Hannah Smith and Marissa Clark each scored a goal. Sarah Burgess and Deven Murphy played well in back.
Young Lady Astros triumph
The freshman Lady Astros hosted Memorial and came away with the 5-0 victory. Haleigh Caceres, Kyra Goucher and Johanna Morse each scored goals. Sara Mcleman played well in the center midfield.
Pinkerton settles for tie
The freshman team hosted Winnacunnet and ended with a 1-1 tie.
Johanna Morse scored the lone Astro goal. The entire team played well defensively, holding the Warriors to a few shots during the game.
Pinkerton shut out Alvirne Sept. 5, 3-0.
Astro goals came from Tim wood, Cameron Burke and Owen Murray. Brian Kling, Devin Moore and Josh Johnston all had assists.
Alex Horan had 4 saves in goal.
“We’ve been making improvements each time we take the field thus far,” coach Kerry Boles said. “This is a very encouraging sign as we face some mighty opponents in the upcoming weeks. Let’s hope we continue to make progress as we move through the season.”
Astros stop Blackbirds
On Sept. 7, the Astros traveled to Keene and topped the Blackbirds, 6-4.
Owen Murray and Devin Moore scored 2 goals each. Phil lErner and Josh Johnston added single tallies. Brian Kling and Chris Horan played well.
Jr. Astros enter with a roar
The first game of the year for JV Astros was a good one. Pinkerton held Bishop Guertin scoreless, 8-0.
The whole team was involved throughout the entire game. Great efforts from Kyle Hicks and Jake Konstant led to a shutout victory for goalies Eric Werner and Tommy Diskin. Freshman Sean Donohue turned in an excellent performance, leading the team with 2 goals and 2 assists.
Pinkerton defeats Memorial
On Sept. 4, the junior Astros topped Memorial , 3-1.
Zack Bell, Cody Anshewitz and Kyake Alves each scored goals. Assists came from Kyle Hicks, Alex Ebner and Brett Cherbonneau.
Jr. Astros move to 3-0
The JV Astros beat Winnacunnet, 1-0, to move to 3-0 on the season.
Pinkerton came out strong with a goal by Kyle Hicks seven minutes into the game. For the next 70 minutes, the JV Astros continued to attack, getting 19 shots on net.
Great individual performances were turned in by Chris Ronan and Jacob Coviello.
Pinkerton tops Keene
The junior Astros passed a true test playing a tough Keene squad that was 4-0 going into the game Sept. 7.
Pinkerton’s boys proved they were up to the task by defeating Keene 3-1 in regulation time. They started off strong with a goal in the 12th minute by Zack Bell from Cody Anshewitz and never let up.
Jake Konstant added another on a direct kick from half to put Pinkerton up 2-0 five minutes into the second half.
Kayake Alves showed why as a freshmen he in on the JV team by running through a defender and the goalie to finish the day off with an insurance goal.
Goalies Tom Diskin and Eric Werner allowed only one goal on 14 shots.
Frosh open with shutout
The freshman Astro boys hosted Memorial in their season-opener and came away with the 5–0 win.
Ryan Forkey scored 2 goals and Jordan Pariseau had a goal and an assist. Defensively, John Durant and Stuart Graves were solid and held their opponents to no shots in the second half.
Dave Remington and Andrew Brochu each with a goal. Devon Nordelus, Ben Curry, John Dipersio and Kevin Johnson each had an assist.
Young Astros take a tie
The freshman soccer team played to a 0-0 tie against a strong Hollis-Brookline squad. Pinkerton dominated a physically bigger Hollis-Brookline team. The Hollis-Brookline goalie came up with some incredible saves to salvage the tie for his team.
Astros John Durant and Cody Gadsby led the freshman with strong defensive performances. Ryan Forkey, Andrew Brochu and Jason Flood all played extremely well.
Pinkerton shuts out Portsmouth
The freshman boys defeated Portsmouth, 6-0, Sept. 7. The team was dominant from the start and never let up.
Stuart Graves got the scoring started with a great header off a corner from Ben Curry. John Dipersio then put away the rebound from a shot by Andrew Brochu. Brad Ross finished a penalty shot due to a Portsmouth hand ball in the box. Ryan Forkey added one and Andrew Brochu scored twice to round out the scoring.
It was another great effort defensively by John Durant and Cody Gadsby.
Astros finish third
Pinkerton golfers finished third in a four-school match Sept. 6. Bedford won with 184, Central was second at 195, Pinkerton third at 197 and Alvirne was fourth at 199.
Pinkerton had two golfers finish in the top 10, Nick Salema with a 38 finished sixth and Matt Barnes was 10th with a 39.
Pinkerton finishes behind Exeter
On Sept. 5, Astro golfers finished second behind host Exeter at the Exeter Country Club, a par-35 course. Exeter led with 194, followed by Pinkerton with 203, Memorial with 210 and Central with 215.
In the top 10 finishes, Astro Nick Salema finished second with a 37 and Eric Byrne was sixth with a 39.
Pinkerton sits at 11-4
The varsity Pinkerton team hit a speed bump as they reached the halfway point of the season going 1–2 in their match at Manchester Central Sept. 6.
Pinkerton’s eight members all played consistently well, all shooting a 43 or less (par 34). But it wasn’t enough against three solid opponents.
Pinkerton found itself remaining in good position statewide despite the defeat as they sit 11-4 on the season.
Astros go 2-1 at Exeter
The varsity team traveled to Exeter to face some of the state’s toughest competition coming home with two victories and one defeat.
Pinkerton was led by senior captain Nick Salema (2-over par 37), as well as junior Eric Byrne (4 over par 39).
The junior Astro team hosted Londonderry and Exeter Sept. 5 and came away with two wins, shooting a 231.
Medalist for the match was Nate Rolston with a 44. Matt Hall and John Polichetti both shot a 46. Michaela Griffin finished with a 47.
Lady Astros open with win
Pinkerton topped Winnacunnet in the season-opener, 3-0.
Brenna McNally had 10 kills and 5 digs. Brittany Peredna hit 16 service points with 4 aces, while Amanda Stikeman had 20 assists. Tyla Mahon had a block and 8 kills.
Pinkerton tops Alvirne
On Sept. 5, the Lady Astros hosted Alvirne and won, 3-1.
Kelsey Cummings rallied the Lady Astros from behind serving in game 4 the last 6 points of the match as the Astros won 3 – 1. Brenna McNally led the way with 18 kills and 19 digs. Maddie Neidliner hit 14 service points with 5 aces. Tyla Mahon contributed 6 blocks and 8 kills.
Astros trounce Blackbirds
The varsity Lady Astros jumped out to quick leads on their way to a 3-0 win Sept. 7 against Keene.
Strong serving from Brenna McNally and Rachel Byrd carried the Astros over the Blackbirds. Brenna McNally led the way with 19 service points, 10 of those aces. She also added 12 kills and 5 digs.
Rachel Byrd added 15 service points with 8 aces. Taylor Ferdinando came into game 3 and sparked a strong offensive attack.
The JV Lady Astros hosted Alvirne Sept. 5 and came away with the win, 3-0.
Jillian Tonello had 5 kills and Elizabeth Hicks had 10 assists. Erica White had 5 kills.
Frosh lose to St. Thomas
The freshman team traveled to Dover to take on St. Thomas and lost, 2-1.
Sky Wrenn played well at the net. Brenna Thubodeau and Miranda Rossignol both served 12 points for the Astros. Maggie Gildea played great defense.
Young Astros top Owls
The freshman Lady Astros beat the Timberlane Owls Sept. 6, 2-1, by scores of 26-24, 27-25, and 15-13.
The team showed huge improvements during the game. Maggie Gildea had two aces at the serving line.
Brenna Thibodeau and Carly McDonough each had an ace. Brenna Wrenn had a big block at the net while Miranda Rossignol and Sky Wrenn each had a kill. Molly DeCarlo and Victoria Walder played excellent defensively.
Astros start with a win
The varsity Astros got their season off to a good start with a 20-3 win over Bishop Guertin.
The Astro defense played well throughout the game with big plays being made by Matt Madden, Matt St. Onge, Manny Latimore, Ryan Day, Sean Conroy and Chris St. Onge.
Pinkerton loses rematch
On Sept. 8, the Astros took on Exeter in a rematch of last year’s championship game.
The Astros got off to a slow start as Exeter jumped out 7–0 on their first offense possession. But it didn’t take long for Pinkerton to rebound and tie the game up.
The game was close throughout, but Exeter was able to take advantage of a missed point after touchdown by Pinkerton and added a field goal late in the fourth for the 24–20 win.
Pinkerton shuts down Bishop Guertin
Pinkerton JV starters came out strong to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and then completely shut down Bishop Guertin from getting any type of momentum the remaining of the game to dominate to a 41-0 finale.
The offense was led by strong running by Nick Mozzola and Jake Burton with Justin Poitras and Richard Garrity in the line. The defense held BG to 2 first downs the entire game.
Astros open with win
The freshman Astros took on Bishop Guertin in their season-opener.
The Astros got off to a strong start by outscoring the Cardinals 34–14 for the win.
Playing well were Mark Regan, James Tulley, Mike Curley, TJ Urbanik and Jake Burnham.
Young Astros top Exeter
On Sept. 6, the freshman Astros defeated the Exeter Blue Hawks, 20-6.
Brett Datillo took the first play of the game 75 yards on the kickoff and the Astros rolled their way to victory. Playing well were Greg Gesel, James Tulley, Joe Lydick, Dylan Barreiro and Michael Curley.
Pinkerton trounces Nashua South
The varsity Lady Astros hosted Nashua South and won, 7-0.
Goal scorers were Julie Saltamartini (2), Brianne Torre (2), Brooke Dorval (2), and Amanda Feeney. Assists came from Julie Saltamartini, Kaylie Decosmo, Rachael Charewicz and Alison Deyett.
The Astros had a complete game effort led by a balanced scoring attack. Kaylie DeCosmo set the tone early in her first varsity game with her quick defensive transitioning and efficient passing. Brianne Torre, Alex Albano and Jess Cote also played well in the win.
Lady Astros win in OT
The Lady Astros beat Winnacunnet in overtime, 3-2.
Nicole Yannalfo, Rachael Charewicz and Julie Saltamartini did the scoring. Kaylie DeCosmo had an assist and Jordan Dudley made 8 saves in net.
Jess Cote, Rachael Charewicz and Chevy Collins played well defensively in the win.
Memorial tops Pinkerton
On Sept. 5, the lady Astros team trailed Memorial 1-0 at the half. Despite strong efforts from many members of the team, Pinkerton fell to Memorial, 3-0.
Val Martin, Chevy Collins and Amanda Feeney played well for the Astros.
Pinkerton dominates Keene
On Sept. 7, the lady Astros took a 2–0 halftime lead and turned it into a 7–1 final.
Goal scorers were Nicole Yannalfo (3), Brooke Dorval, Kaylie DeCosmo, Sam Day and Jessica Cote. Assists came from Julie Saltamartini, Rachael Charewicz and Brooke Dorval.
Kaylie DeCosmo and Sam Day both scored their first career varsity goals. Nicole Yannalfo broke the game open in the second half, completing the true hat trick with 3 in a row. Brooke Dorval, Alex Albano and Val Martin played well for the Astros.
A win for the JV Lady Astros
The JV Lady Astros defeated Nashua South, 8–0.
All 26 players got in the game and played well. Eight different players contributed to the goal scoring and assists. Playing well for the Lady Astros were Kelsey Weston, Haley Harrington, Gabby Guerard, Sam Day, Val Vaitones and Ally Rugg.
Pinkerton tops Winnacunnet
The JV Lady Astros defeated Winnacunnet, 5–1.
Abbey Doherty played well in net for the Lady Astros. Erin Johnston, Jess McCulley and Maria Aiello played well defensively.
Haley Harrington, Sam Day, Kristin Crowell, Kaliee Robinson, Maria Aiello scored goals. Emily Needham and Cecelia Sciuto added assists.
Jr. Lady Astros triumph
The JV lady Astros got great hustle Sept. 5 from Maria Aiello, Laura Moran, and Erin Johnston in their 3–0 win over Memorial.
Elizabeth Tveter and Kailee Robinson had great hustle. Sam Day, Laura Moran and Tess Malcolm scored the goals. Kailee Robinson had an assist.
Pinkerton takes tie
The JV Lady Astros team could not find the back of the net Sept. 7 in Keene, no matter what they tried to do on offense.
Steph Modrak and Erin Johnston played great defense. Haley Harrington and Laura Moran showed great hustle in the 0–0 tie.
Astros fall short
The freshman Lady Astros traveled to Winnacunnet and struggled in the first half, but made adjustments at halftime.
After trailing 4–0 at the half, the Lady Astros only allowed 1 goal in the second half. Defensively, and in net, Ali Benway-Farnimeau did a great job.
Sarah Meisner cleared the ball numerous times. Mackenzie Pierce, Amanda Thomas and Madeline Humel were offensively working hard to spread out and get past Winnacunnet’s defense.
Frosh drop one to Exeter
The freshman Lady Astros lost to Exeter Sept. 7, 2-1.
Amanda Thomas scored the goal and led the team offensively with the help of MacKenzie Pierce and Korryn Lima.
Pinkerton takes invitational
The Long Red Line won the Paul Letarte Invitational at Great Glenn Trails for the seventh consecutive year. Leading the way were seniors Patrick Chabot (2nd in 17:51), Sean Kopetz (3rd in 18:01),
and Chris Poggi (4th in 18:02).
Following closely behind were Connor Kwiecien, Joe Poggi, Owen Clark and Getachew Silva.
Trailblazers take second
The Pinkerton girls competed in the Souhegan Relays at Freestyle Farms in Amherst.
The Trailblazers took home tons of hardware, taking second team overall in the meet with a low team score of 15 points, just behind Londonderry scoring 8 points, and having one three-person team take second place individually.
The top three-person team for Pinkerton included freshman Ariel Vailancourt, junior Haley McMullen and senior Felicia Dowling. They placed second overall with a time of 53:42. Other very strong performances were run by freshman Taylor Lacey, junior Danika Ashness and senior Siobhan McLaughin.
Jr. Trailblazers take third
The junior Trailbalzers took third overall in their race behind Keene and Londonderry. Top finishers for the trailblazers include freshman Vivienne Rouge, placing fourth overall; senior Hannah Pierce, placing 13th overall; and junior Meredith Haney, who placed 17th overall.