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October 25, 2012

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Ben Curry responded quickly by striking a hard low shot past the Central keeper. Noah Davis supplied the great pass to Curry. The second half was all Pinkerton and Curry struck again by finishing a nice pass from Andrew Brochu.

Curry hit the cross bar at least three times with Brochu hitting the post as well. The lead could have been much more than what the score showed. Cody Gadsby and Matt O’Hara were both strong on defense and held the Central offense to just two shots in the second half that didn’t trouble keeper Caleb Eaton.

Season ends with a win

The Astros freshman soccer team ended the regular with a 1-0 win of Dover.

Andrew Brochu got the only goal of the game off a great pass from Devon Nordelus. Pinkerton dominated the whole game and the score did not represent this.

Noah Davis and Ben Curry had great chances, but the Dover keeper made numerous great saves. The defense was strong, and Brad Dubisz and Stuart Graves were water-tight.

Astros win tournament

On Oct. 21, the freshman Astros took the championship in post-season play.

The first opponent was Timberlane; Pinkerton won, 3-1. Then, the young Astros beat a strong Concord team, 1-0.

The final game of the first round was against Alvirne and Pinkerton made a statement, winning 4-0.

In the semifinals, the Astros and Hanover played to penalty kicks. Pinkerton’s seventh shooter, Tyler Wilson, scored and advanced the team to the finals against Londonderry.

The Astros dug deep and kept the pressure on the Lancers. Eric Werner made a textbook diving save to keep Pinkerton alive with about 10 minutes left in the game.

With four minutes left, Brett Cherbonneau passed the ball to Alex Ebner, who rifled a shot over the goalie from 25 yards out to win the championship.

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