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Astros down Exeter
The varsity team was led by seniors Owen Murray (2 goals) and Dustin Beamon (1 goal) on their way to a 3–0 win Sept. 14 against Exeter.
Seniors Brian Kling and Chris Horan played well for Pinkerton. Astro senior Alex Horan earned his second shutout of the season.
Pinkerton blanks Exeter
On Sept. 14, the JV Astros boys played their best game yet, beating Exeter, 2-0, at home.
Both corners were taken by Alex Ebner. He placed the ball perfectly inside the 18 to be finished off by Sean Donohue and the other by Kyle Hicks. Once again, a shutout was posted by goalies Tom Disking and Eric Werner.
Young Astros blank Exeter
On Sept. 10, the freshman boys defeated Exeter, 5-0.
Goals came from Andrew Brochu, Jason Flood, Ryan Forkey (2) and Ben Curry.
Pinkerton downs Salem
The Astro freshman beat Salem, 2-1.
Andrew Brochu and Ben Curry scored the goals.
Astros on a roll
On Sept. 15, the Pinkerton freshmen shut out a strong Concord squad, 4-0.
Andrew Brochu had 2 goals; Hayden Pavao and Noah Davis each had one.
Devon Nordelus was terrific both defensively and offensively. John Durant and Stuart Graves were solid on defense.
Astors lose a close one
The varsity Lady Astros and Exeter were 0-0 at halftime, but Exeter scored the only goal of the game with 20 minutes to play.
Emily Harris played well in net and the entire defense performed well.
Astros blank Owls
Deleah Barker got her first goal of the season last week when the JV Astros beat Timberlane, 4-0.
Marissa Clark, Sheilagh Linehan and Allison Salema also each added a goal.
Hannah Smith played tough in the midfield, and Natalie Fabrizio and Deven Murphy led the Astros to their fifth shutout in five games.
Exeter hands Astros a loss
The JV Lady Astros lost their first game, 3-2, against Exeter.
The girls came back from a 1-0 deficit to score two goals - one including Grace DiPersio heading in a cross from Marissa Clark. Exeter then answered back with two more goals. The Astros fought hard to the final whistle, but were unable to put in a third goal.
Hannah Smith and Rayleen Zavala played hard in the midfield.
Lady Astros lose in OT
The freshman Lady Astros traveled to Exeter Sept. 10 and lost 5-4 in overtime.
Pinkerton goals came from Johanna Morse, Erin Batchelder, Mile Wesche and Kyra Voucher. Sydney Hill had a great game controlling the center midfield.
Pinkerton gets a shutout
The freshman Lady Astros shut out Concord Sept. 12, 3-0.
Kelly Murphy led the team with two goals; Nola Wesche scored the other goal.
Sydney Hill was the force that the team needed to get the game going.
Young Lady Astros top Warriors
The freshman Lady Astros defeated Winnacunnet Sept. 13, 2- 1 win.
Johanna Morse and Kyra Groucher had the two goals. Nola Escher played well at outside midfield.
Make that a win for Astros
The varsity Astros took to the road on Friday and was able to take a close game at the half, 14- , and turn it into a 42–7 victory.
Offensively, the Astros improved with their adjustments at halftime, while the defense played well throughout the game.
Astros roll over Exeter
On sept. 10, the JV Astros took a 41-0 win over Exeter.
The Astros came out on all cylinders and took control of the game from the start. Five different players scored. Defensive linemen David Pariseau had an interception and return of 10 yards to help shut out Exeter.
Teamwork earns Astros a win
The freshman Astros hosted North Sept. 13. The Astros came out strong and played well together as a team on their way to the 28–8 victory.
Astros take first place
Pinkerton’s boys cross-country team traveled to Concord Sept. 11 to run against Merrimack, Alvirne and host Concord at NHTI.
The Astros came out on top with the low score of 36 on the day. Chris Poggi finished third in a time of 17:01, Sean Kopetz was the second Astro across the line in a time of 17:34, followed by Connor Kwiecien in 17:40.
Rounding out the top seven were Joe Poggi, Nick Pietrocarlo, Nate Rees and Austin Smith.
Trailblazers off to 3-0 start
The Pinkerton Trailblazers got off to a great start winning their first regular season meet beating Concord, Alvirne,and Merrimack to start their season off 3-0.
Leading the way for the team was freshman Ariel Vailcourt, who placed second in the race with a personal best time of 20:39. Senior Felicia Dowling took fourth overall, breaking 21 with a time of 20:56.
Other top five performances were run by freshman Taylor Lacey, junior Haley McMullen and senior Siobhan McLaughlin.
Veilleux, Byrne lead Astros
The varsity team got back on track, sweeping their match Sept. 12 at Merrimack’s home course Souhegan Woods (par 36).
Pinkerton was led by senior Jake Veilleux and junior Eric Byrne, who both shot 4 over 40.
Astros lose tie-breaker
Pinkerton defeated Nashua South and Manchester West, while losing to Concord in a tie-breaker Sept. 14 when they hosted at Hoodkroft Country Club.
Pinkerton improved its record to 15- 5 on the season.
Astros top two teams
Pinkerton’s JV golf team traveled to Souhegan Woods to take on Bishop Guertin and Souhegan last week.
The Astros shot a 217 to defeat both teams.
Marshall Halpin led the Astros with a 37 (medalist for the match).
Michaela Griffin came in with a 43, Tyler Busby a 44 and Nate Ralston a 45.
Astros take Owls
The varsity Lady Astros defeated Timberlane Sept. 10. 3-2.
Taylor Ferdinando kept the defense guessing, serving 22 points from the line. Maddie Neidlingeer added 6 aces.
Brenna McNally had 21 kills and 19 digs. Courtney Collins played a strong game at the net blocking 4. Amanda Stikeman added 27 assists.
Astros take it in 5
On Sept. 12, the varsity Lady Astros traveled to Rochester to take on Spaulding.
Pinkerton dropped the first two matches by scores of 25-20 and 25-18. Games three and four proved different as they won those by scores of 25-22 and 25-22, forcing a fifth game.
Brenna McNally was fearless from the serving line, stepping back and serving the final six points of the match, five of which were aces. She also added 12 kills and 22 digs.
Taylor Ferdinando had 14 assists. Tyla Mahon picked up 5 blocks in the final two games to help lift the Astros to a big-come-from-behind victory.
Timberlanes tops Pinkerton
The JV Lady Astros lost to the Timberlane Owls, but played well.
Michaela Blackwell had 3 blocks and was a great force at the net.
Erica White, Brittany Capozzi and Jillian Tonello had 4 kills apiece. Cheyenne Wright and Kate Garrison each had 4 aces.
Fay Harrington, Olivia Mathieu and Mary Anne Tompkins each had key blocks at the net and Nicole Langlais was stunning in the back row. Elizabeth Hicks and Khloe O’Brien each had 6 assists on the day.
Astros fall to Spaulding
The JV Lady Astros lost the first two games, but won the third Sept. 13 against Spaulding.
Fay Harrington had a service ace on the day. Erica White had 2 kills and an ace. Elizabeth Hicks had 5 assists.
Young Astros improve
The freshman Lady Astros improved their record to 3-2 by beating Exeter, 2-1.
Vicki Walder, Maggie Gildea, Miranda Rossignol and Carly McDonough all served well, getting one ace each.
Molly DeCarlo served 12 points in the match. Brenna Thibodeau played well at the net.
Pinkerton drops a tough one
The freshman Lady Astros hosted a tough Hollis/Brookline team Sept. 13 and lost to the Cavaliers, 3-0.
Molly DeCarlo served well for the Astros. Baylie Scheibert set great during the match. Evan Duval also played well at the net.
Astros eke out victory
On Sept. 10, the Lady Astros were tied 0-0 with the Timberlane Owls.
But Julie Saltamartini found the back of the net for the lone goal of the game and the 1-0 Astros win.
Jordan Dudley had 7 saves in net.
In a game dominated by penalty corners on both sides, the Astros capitalized on one early in the second half. Pinkerton’s defense made the goal stand.
Maddie Driscoll and Jessica Cote played great defense and Nicole Yannalfo made the extra effort on every spot of the field.
Pinkerton tops Exeter
On Sept. 14, the Lady Astros took a 3-1lead into halftime against Exeter and extended it to a 5-2 win.
Julie Saltamartini (2), Kaylie DeCosmo, Brooke Dorval and Jess Cote did the scoring. Rachael Chareqicz (2) and Julie Saltamartini had the assists.
Jordan Dudley had 8 saves in net. Exeter entered the game undefeated. Nicole Yannalfo, Alex Albano and Ally Deyett played well in the win.
Jr. Astros take 1-0 win
The JV Lady Astros defeated Timberlane, 1-0, Sept. 10.
Erin Johnston, Kelsey Weston and Morgan Hazelton played great defense. Kristen Crowell scored the lone goal on an assist from Amanda Szostak.
Astros shut out Methuen
On Sept. 10, the freshman Lady Astros beat Methuen, 10-0.
Pinkerton played well and offensively held control over the game. While defense did not have a lot of action, they kept positioned well and were there for the midfield when they needed recovery.
Amanda Thomas led the way with scoring with four goals. Also contributing were Mackenzie Pierce, Korryn Lima, Corrine Szoskowittz, Sarah Kane and Brianna Becote. Each of these girls did a great job and showed great strength in their shots and control.
Pinkerton blanks Exeter
The freshman Lady Astros shut out Exeter, 4-0, Sept. 11.
Defensively, Sarah Jean played well and cleared many of the attempted shots on net and stood strong with the help of Cassie Karamortopoulus and Kasey Salter.
Offensively, leading the way was Amanda Thomas with two goals. Bri Becotte and Corrine Szostkowietz also scored.
They played well on the field and had numerous shots on goal and a great job with the second and third shot attempts.
Playing strong in the midfield were Sam Lombard and Cristina Santuccio.
Astros down Warriors
The freshman team beat Winnacunnet, 3-0, Sept. 14.
Mackenzie Pierce, Corrine Szoskowitz and Sam Lombard scored the goals and played solid offense bringing the ball up the field.
Kyleigh Kneeland helped in the midfield. Sarah Mesiner, Cassie Karamotopoulis and Cristina Santuccio helped out on defense. Ali Benway-Farimeau was strong in net.