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September 26, 2013

SPORTS ROUNDUP


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Boys

Varsity

Astros blank Owls

The varsity Astros shut out Timberlane, 4-0.

Pinkerton received excellent performances from junior captain Kyle Hicks (2 goals), junior Alex Ebner (1 goal, 1 assist), senior captains Tim Wood (1 goal) and Tommy Martin (1 assist).

Seniors Jacob Konstant (1 assist) and Zach Bell also played well. Senior Arlo Wetherbee recorded his first varsity assist during the game.

Pinkerton shuts out Salem

The varsity Astros topped Salem Saturday, 2-0.

Alex Ebner had a goal and an assist to lead the Astros to the win. Kyle Hicks added the other goal. Tim Wood, Mat O’Brien and Sean Muller played outstanding defense.

Eric Werner earned his fourth shutout of the year.

JV

Junior Astros undefeated

The JV Astros blanked Timberlane, 2-0, and moved to 5-0 on the season.

Hayden Pavo had to make five saves on the day for his fourth shutout of the season. Connor Rathburn and Tommy Wood both turned in excellent performances to help the Astros beat Timberlane 2-0. Goals were scored by Kayke Alves and Scott Sherman.

Astros tie with Salem

The JV Astros settled for a tie Sept. 20 against Salem.

Even though Pinkerton controlled the possession and outshot Salem, 36-2, they were unable to find a way to score. Strong defensive performances were turned in by John Durant, Stuart Graves and Pat Linehan.

Freshman

Pinkerton drops one

The freshman Astros fell to Exeter Sept. 16, 3-1.

Pinkerton’s goal was scored by John Hodsdon. The Astros got a a strong defensive effort by Derek Wilson.

Owls fly over Astros

Pinkerton’s freshman team was shut out by the Timberlane Owls Sept. 18, 2-0.

Tucker Robbins gave a stellar performance in net, keeping the Astros in the game with a dozen clutch saves.

Astros win in OT

The freshman Astros held on and beat Concord Sept. 19, 2-1, in overtime.

Cobi Moore tied the game with under five minutes to go in the second half, and Connor Delea scored the game winning goal in the first overtime period. Derek Wilson, Dylan Harper, Cooper Cela and Kaan Kav kept the Astros in the game with strong defensive play.

Girls

Varsity

Lady Astros keep rolling

On Sept. 16, the Astros took on the Exeter Blue Hawks in their toughest game so far this season.

Despite multiple scoring opportunities throughout the first half, the Astros were scoreless at the half. Emily Sharrets, Taylor Frost, Emily Hanna and Alison Demirjian were strong on defense.

Goalie Julia Bousquet kept the Blue Hawks off the board for both halves. With less than 20 seconds to play, midfielder Michaela Forand played a ball through the tough Exeter defense. Nicole Gonya beat the defense and the goalie to give the Astros the 1-0 win just before the buzzer.

Lady Astros hold on

On Sept. 17, varsity played an outstanding first half against Timberlane, controlling the ball and creating many dangerous chances. Pinkerton found the back of the net twice (Grace Dipersio assited by Andrea Galvin and Keara Doolan assisted by Aeriela Thornton).

Timberlane came out of half time a different team and controlled much of the first 20 minutes of the second half. They cut the lead to 2–1, but the Astros held on for the win.

A banged-up Sammy Mitchell played outstanding in net, and Aeriela Thornton played equally outstanding in her first game back from injury.

JV

Pinkerton tops the Owls

The JV Lady Astros beat Timberlane, 3-1, Tuesday. JoJo Morse and Kyra Stariknok both scored. Megan Jarvis and Sabrina Thomas added assists. Molly Gingras played well in goal.

Astros hold off Blue Devils

The JV Pinkerton team topped Salem Friday, 4-0.

Freshman Nicole scored the first goal of the game. Marissa Clark and Kyra Stariknok also added a goal. Emily Hallee and Emily Laliberte played well in the midfield.

Freshman

Young Lady Astros take one

The freshman Lady Astros beat Winnacunnet Sept. 18, 5-1.

Madi Smith scored 2 goals (assists Julia Bousquet and Sarah McLaughlin), Nicole Gonya had a goal (assist Michaela Forania), Sarah McLaughlin added a goal (assist Madi Smith), and Rachel Wood scored.

Pinkerton gets a shutout

The freshman Lady Astros blanked Concord Sept. 19, 4-0.

The Astros got goals from Nicole Gonya (assist Rachel Wood), Michaela Forand (assist Nicole Gonya), Nicole Longval (assist Madi Smith), and Rachel Wood (assist Nicole Gonya). Goalie Julia Bousquet picked up her third shutout of the season.

VOLLEYBALL

Girls

Varsity

Lady Astros fall

The varsity Lady Astros saw their record fall to 2–2 Sept. 16 when they lost 3–1 to Exeter Blue Hawks, 25-15, 23 -25, 22 – 25, and 22-25. Elizabeth Hicks led Pinkerton with 11 points. Lexi Verrault added 6 aces. Courtney Collins had 10 kills and Olivia Mathieu led the Astros with 15 digs.

Pinkerton tops Keene

The varsity Lady Astros defeated Keene, 3–0, by scores of 25-19, 25-9, and 25-12. Olivia Mathieu led the Astros with 9 kills and 8 digs, Taylor Ferdinando had 13 assists, and Lexi Verreault had 17 service points and 9 aces. Elizabeth Hicks added 11 service points and 7 aces, while Faye Harrington had 5 kills.

JV

Blue Hawks prove too much

The JV Lady Astros took their second loss Sept. 16 against the Exeter Blue Hawks, 12-25, 20-25, 15-11.

Evan Duval led the Astros at the net with 5 kills and 2 blocks. Setter Sarah Hicks had 4 assists and 3 aces. Setter Whitney Leyland added 3 assists. Victoria Walder also came up big on the outside with 3 kills.

Astros top Blackbirds

The JV Lady Astros earned their third win of the season Sept. 18 against the Keene Blackbirds by scores 25-10, 25-15 and 15-10.

Maggie Gildea had 8 aces and Whitney Leyland had 4. Carly McDonough, Cheyenne Wright, Evan Duval and Victoria Walder all had 4 kills. Sarah Hicks coming up big with 9 setting assists.

Olivia Mathieu led the team in aces, kills and digs. Nicole Langlais had 10 digs and 4 kills. Taylor Ferdinando added 8 assists. Kelsey Cummings added 11 digs.

Make that four for the Astros

The JV Lady Astros earned their fourth win of the season against the Salem Blue Devils. The scores were 15-25, 25-12 and 15-6.

Freshman

Cross-town rivals meet

The Lady Astros topped the Lady Lancers Sept. 16, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9.

Lexi Leger had a great game from the service line. Alivia Connors had a few kills as well.

Pinkerton defeats Exeter

On Sept. 17, the Lady Astros topped the Exeter Blue Hawks, 25-16, 25-20.

Melanie Burgos showed some great passing on serve receive. Sophia Cataldi stepped in as setter and did a great job.

CROSS-COUNTRY

Boys

Varsity

Astros were fast and strong

In Nashua Saturday, Phil Parent won his third consecutive race in impressive fashion at 16:24. A stellar performance was turned in by Tom Hanlon in fourth with a 16:54. Other top performances included Connor Kwiecien in seventh, Owen Clark ninth, Nick Pietrocarlo 13th, Austin Smith 14th and Joe Poggi in 23rd.

Pinkerton had 34 points, followed by Methuen with 91, Londonderry with 107, Bedford with 110 and Nashua South with 111.

JV

Astros shine

The JV cross-country team took the top eight spots in Nashua Saturday, 10 of the top 12.

Leading the way was Nick Sevilla with a varsity time of 17:14 for 5000 meters.

Girls

Varsity

Pinkerton takes third

The Pinkerton girls competed in the Nashua North-South Invitational and took third in the event out of 12 teams. Running strong, leading the way with a win overall in the race against tough competition was Morgan Sansing with a time of 19:18. Ariel Vaillancourt finished second for the team and third in the race overall with a time of 19:52. Other team scorers included Talyor Lacey 20:29, Haley McMullen 20:48 and Danika Ashness 21:10.

JV

Seven of 12 for Pinkerton

The Pinkerton JV Trailblazers ran an outstanding, nonscored meet in the Nashua North-South. The girls took seven of the top 12 spots, including Kaila Cote with a win overall and a time of 20:54.

FIELD HOCKEY

Varsity

Astros shut out Owls

The varsity Lady Astros blanked Timberlane Sept. 16, 2-0. Goals were by Julie Saltamartini and Haley Harrington.

Assists came from Kaylie DeCosmo and Samantha Day. Jordan Dudley had 3 saves.

Pinkerton powers on

The varsity Astros dominated Bedford Sept. 18, 6-0.

Goal scorers were Julie Saltamartini (3), Kaylie DeCosmo, Jessica McCully and Haley Harrington.

Assists were by Kaylie DeCosmo (2), Erin Johnston, Laura Moran and Samantha Day. Abbey Doherty had 6 saves.

Astros shut down Blue Devils

Behind the fantastic play of Jordan Dudley in goal and the defensive efforts of Erin Johnston and Alex Albano, the Astros beat Salem, 1-0, Saturday.

Erin Johnston scored off a feed from Julie Saltamartini on a penalty corner in the second half. Jordan Dudley stopped a penalty stroke early in the first half to keep the game scoreless.

JV

Pinkerton bests Timberlane

The JV Lady Astros topped Timberlane last week, 4-1.

Maddie Lolicata had 2 goals, Ally Rugg had 1 goal and Amanda Szostak had 1 goal in the win.

JV Astros crushes Bedford

The JV Lady Astros defeated Bedford on Wednesday, 3-0. Sarah Jean Meisner played great defense. Abby Amato, Maddy Lolicata and Kristina Sntuccio each scored goals.

Astros get another shutout

The JV Lady Astros shut out Salem, 1-0, Saturday. Maddy Lolicata scored the lone goal.

FOOTBALL

Varsity

Pinkerton punches out Salem

The varsity Astros got off to a slow start against Salem Saturday, but they recovered to win, 27-2.

Offensively and defensively the lines dominated the Blue Devils as Pinkerton was able to control the line of scrimmage.

JV

Astros blank Central

The JV Astros defeated Central Sept. 18. 52-0.

The defense shut down the Central run and throwing all game.

Freshman

Astros roll over Salem

The freshman Astros hosted and defeated Salem Sept. 19, 44-0.

The opening kickoff went into the hands of Nick Coombs, who ran 65 yards for the first score of the game. Also playing well in the win were Connor Kennedy, Brandon Tetler, Justin Paleno, Adam Morin, and Kevin Malcolm.