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Pinkerton moves to 2-0
Astro boys coach Kerry Boles was pleased with his team's 3-1 win over Memorial Aug. 28, but acknowledged there's still some work to do.
"But I am very encourged by the improvements that we've made," Boles said. "The defensive crew of seniors Matt Dunn, Austin Smith, Brian Kling, junior Tim Wood and sophomore John Hamilton were solid all afternoon. Let's hope we keep moving forward."
Pinkerton scored all three of its goals in the first half. The Crusaders were scoreless at halftime, but rallied and came close to putting the game within a goal several times, Boles said.
Owen Murray had two of the Astros three goals; Devin Moore had the third. Josh Johnston, Chris Horan and Tommy Martin each had an assist.
Goalkeeper Alex Horan had six saves for the 2-0 Astros.
Astros lose close battle
Pinkerton faced the tough and undefeated Winnacunnet Warriors Aug. 31, losing 2-1.
Devin Croteau scored Pinkerton's lone goal, assisted by Chris Horan. Alex Horan had five saves in the net for the Astros.
It was a physical battle all afternoon, coach Kerry Boles said. Dustin Beamon, Devin Moore, John Hamilton and Brian Kling played well for the Astros.
"This was a tough one for us to swallow. When you only give up 8 shots on the day, you expect to win," Boles said. "For the most part, I'm pleased with what what we did today. But, the downside is, we gave a late goal to end the half and then a late goal at the end of regulation. This is not typical of Pinkerton soccer. This is surprising and relatively disappointing. Hopefully, we can change that as the season progresses."
The Astros stand at 2-1-0 after the loss.
Junior Astros open with shutout
The JV Astros roared into the season with an 8-0 shutout over Bishop Guertin Aug.24.
Freshman Sean Donohue led the team with two goals and two assists.
Cody Anshewitz had two goals. Zack Bell, Alex Ebner, Brett Cherboneau and Noah Davis each scored a goal.
Jake Konstant, Chris Ronan and Justin Winship each had an assist.
Eric Werner and Tommy Diskin shared the shutout in goal.
Lady Astros crush Memorial
The Lady Astros shut out Memorial Aug. 28, 7-0, scoring five of their goals in the first half.
Pinkerton took 21 shots, compared to just five for Memorial. Astro goalie Eily Harris had three saves.
Pinkerton's Rebecca McGrath and Katy Ann Grochmal each had two goals. Haley Hicks, Maura Kane and Meaghan Haydon each scored once.
Assists came from Haley Hicks, maura Kane, Maggie McGrath, Marisa Bulk and Katy Ann Grochmal.
The win moved the Astros to 2-0 on the young season.
Pinkerton tops Winnacunnet
The Lady Astros held Winnacunnet to two goals Aug. 31 in their 7-2 win.
Scoring for the 3-0 Lady Astros were Erin Coutts, Vanessa Hunt, Haley Hicks (2), Rebecca McGrath (2) and Maggie McCarthy.
McGrath also had 2 assists, as did Caleigh Goode and Maura Kane. Sam Breslin also had an assist.
Emily Harris had three saves in goal.
Pinkerton jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, but Winnacunnet battled back to make it a 3-2 at halftime.
The Lady Astros adjusted at the half and scored two minutes into the second half. They put the game out of reach with three more in the second half.
Lancers top Lady Astros
The freshman Lady Lancers topped their counterparts from Pinkerton in three close matches Aug. 27, 25-21, 25-17, 15-8.
For the freshman lady Astros, Brenna Thibodeau and Miranda Rossignol were strong at the service line. Thibodeau scored 14 points, Rossignol 8 for Pinkerton.
Bianca Herlihy and Carly McDonough were strong at the net for the Astros, and Maggie Gildea and Viciki Walder were tough on defense.
Lutinski finishes on top
Pinkerton moved to 8-1 on the season with a win Aug. 30.
The Astro golfers finished at 210, followed by Concord at 221, Timberlane at 224 and Salem at 232.
Pinkerton had five golfers in the top 10. Kaitlyn Lutinski led all golfers with a 40. Astro Nick Salema was second with a 41. Pinkerton's Eric Byrne was fourth with a 42. Teammates Andrew Wentworth (43) and Jim Rice (44) finished sixth and 10th, respectively.
Pinkerton's JV golfers won their second match of the season Aug. 24. Their score of 178 topped Nashua North with 200 and Goffstown with 208.
Marshall Halpin was the medalist with a 43. Nate Ralston had a 44 and Jason Bing a 45 for the junior Astros.
Trailblazers warm up
The Pinkerton Trailblazers held their alumni meet Aug. 31 in the heat. The alumni did not have enough runners for a scoring team.
Head coach Amy Bernard said the girls ran some great races.
The op seven times include: 1. Ariel Vailencourt, 21:02; 2. Felicia Dowling, 21:35; 3. Haley McMullen, 21:40; 4. Taylor Lacey, 21:41; 5. Danika Ashness, 21:46; 6. Kaila Cote, 21:57; 7. Sioban McLaughlin, 22:03.
The top alumni finisher was Caryn Pepin in 10th at 22:43.