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Seniors score for Astros
It was all about celebrating seniors for the Astros Oct. 17 when they hosted Merrimack. Two seniors, Zach Bell and captain Tim Wood scored Pinkerton’s two goals, all they needed for the win.
The other seniors are captain Tommy Martin, Cody Anshewitz, Arlo Wetherbee, Andrew Dorci, Jimmy Mansour, David Parrott, Phil Lerner, Cam Burke and Jacob Konstant.
Pinkerton blanks Salem
The varsity Astros shut out Salem Oct. 18, 4-0.
Goals were scored by Eddy Welch, Bennett Meagher, Cobi Moore and Connor Delea. Outside fullbacks Keith Reynolds and Dylan Harper played great defense in the back. Tucker Robbins kept another shutout in net.
Astros come back for win
The JV Astros had a slow start Oct. 17 against Merrimack. Pinkerton gave up a goal early, but got back on track.
Scott Sherman took a pass from Connor Rathburn, finishing it off with a perfect shot past Merrimack’s keeper to tie the game at 1. It took less than two minutes into overtime for Noah Davis to cross the ball for John Dipersio’s header goal for a 2-1 victory.
Astros crush Bedford
The freshman Astros held Bedford scoreless Friday, 7-0. Cobi Moore and Jake Arnold each scored twice. Connor Delea, Bennett Meagher, and Josh Rowland also scored for the Astros. Tucker Robbins kept the shutout in net with two big saves in the second half.
Lady Astros look good
The Lady Astros hosted Nashua South Oct. 15 and controlled the game in the first half.
Astro Grace DiPersio cashed in with a nice left footed shot from 20 yards out off a pass from Katyann Grochmal 11 minutes in. Jacqui Wyka scored with just under 4 minutes to go before the half on an unassisted goal after a corner kick scrum. Pinkerton finished off the scoring 13 minutes into the second half when Reanna Romano rang a blistering 20 yard shot off the crossbar and Katyann Grochmal netted the rebound.
Call that a shutout
The JV Lady Astros beat Nashua South, 3-0, Oct. 15. Kyra Stariknok scored two goals for the Astros, with one assist from Rachel Godwin. Nicole Gonya also put one in the net on a great pass from Sabrina Thomas. Allison Salema, Christina Ridenour, Megan Jarvis, and Kasey Russo played tight defense. Astros are now 13-0.
Make that 14-0
The JV Astros beat Merrimack, 4-0, Oct. 18.
The Astros out-possessed the Merrimack Tomahawks, controlling the pace of the entire game. Sabrina Thomas, Marissa Clark, Emilie Laliberte, Ali Davis, and Sydney Hill were just some of the players connecting passes and possessing the ball.
Megan Jarvis scored the first goal of the game off a direct kick. Marissa Clark, Kyra Goucher, and Rachel Godwin also scored for the Astros. Hill and JoJo Morse added assists. JV Astros are now 14-0.
Astros come up short
The freshman Lady Astros took on a tough Bedford team Oct. 16, but could not capitalize on their few scoring opportunities. The game remained scoreless at half, but 15 minutes into the second half Bedford managed to put one in the net just out of reach of goalie Julia Bousquet.
Astros Katie Guinto, Allison Demirijan, and Emily Hanna played well on defense, while Nicole Gonya, Madi Smith and Emma Gosselin worked well together up top.
Get out the broom
The Lady Astros won their seventh game in the last eight tries, sweeping Manchester Memorial Oct. 15, 3-0. Game scores were 25-14, 25-19 and 25-16.
Jillian Tonello played well, getting 7 service points, an ace, and 7 digs. Elizabeth Hicks led Pinkerton with 14 service points and 7 aces. Olivia Mathieu had 13 kills and 18 digs, Courtney Collins led with 4 blocks, and Taylor Ferdinando led with 12 assists.
Astros lose to Merrimack
The Lady Astros lost a hard-played game to Merrimack to drop to 10-5 on the season. Kelsey Cummings led Pinkerton with 8 service points, 25 digs and 8 kills. Taylor Ferdinando contributed 7 assists and 3 aces. Courtney Collins added 4 kills.
Make that six wins
The JV Lady Astros secured their sixth win of the season against the Manchester Memorial Crusaders Oct. 15, 25-14, 25-12 and 15-6.
Victoria Walder had four kills and six aces on the day. Evan Duval was a force at the net with five kills during the match. Carly McDonough added three kills for the Astros, while Cheyenne Wright contributed two kills and three aces.
Whitney Leyland had three setting assists; Sarah Hicks had four assists and five aces. Sam Donahue had a fantastic serving game as well. Bianca Herlihy, Baylie Scheibert, Maggie Gildea, and Jocelyn Dennis were all instrumental in the win. Brenna Thibodeau and Alivia Connors were also big at the net with their consistent and aggressive play.
Pinkerton felled by Tomahawks
The JV Astros fell just short of beating the Merrimack Tomahawks on Oct. 17, 13-25 and 24-26. It was the best match of the season for the Astros. The team moved and played extremely well as a unit.
Cheyenne Wright was fantastic at the net for the Astros. Carly McDonough was tough at the net as well and also was phenomenal on defense. Wright and McDonough both had three kills on the day, with Wright adding two service aces. Jocelyn Dennis, Maggie Gildea, Bianca Herlihy, Baylie Scheibert and Victoria Walder all made amazing digs and passes throughout the match.
Astros fall to Merrimack
The freshman Lady Astros lost to Merrimack. last week, 14-25 and 17-25.
Sophia Cataldi and Alivia Connors played well in the front row. Sydney Sandell showed great hustle and leadership. Emma Theriault served well.
Pinkerton comes close
On Friday, the freshman Lady Astros played their best game of the season against Portsmouth, but lost in 3 matches, 25-16, 16-25, 11-15.
Lexi Leger had an excellent game at the service line, and in the setting position. Sophia Cataldi and Alivia Connors also played well in the front row. Emma Theriault had another great game at the service line. The whole team contributed.
Call them state champs
On Friday the Long Red line won the JV State Championship.
Taking the top 5 spots with 15 points were Nick Sevilla 17:02, Matt Robinson 17:16, Nate Rees 17:18, Sam Lanternier 17:36, and Ryan Lynch in 17:36. Rounding out the Astro’s top seven were Ryan Walsh and Calvin Graves, placing eighth and 10th, respectively.
Astros win state title
The Pinkerton girls won the Division I JV State Championships at Nashua South High School.
The Trailblazers won the race decidedly with a low score of 30 points. In first for the team was freshman Samantha Mangano, who ran a personal best of 20:43 and finished second overall. The Trailblazers took five of the top 10 places overall.
Seniors can celebrate
The Lady Astros shut out Memorial Oct. 16, 6-0, on senior day. The score was 5-0 at halftime. It was a hat trick for Julie Saltamartini. Samantha Day, Haley Harrington and Kaylie DeCosmo each added a goal. Assists came from Kaylie DeCosmo and Gabby Guerard. Abbey Doherty had 4 saves in net.
Cecelia Sciuto, Jessica McCully and Maria Aiello played very well for the Astros.
Pinkerton blanks Memorial
The JV Lady Astros topped Memorial, 3-0, Oct. 16. Goals were scored by Abby Amato, Maddy Lolicata and McKenzie Pierce. Emily Mosher had an assist and was awarded the game ball. Great hustle from Courtney DesRoches and Ally Rugg assisted in the win.
Astros end with tie
The JV Lady Astros finished their season with a 2-2 tie with Exeter. Goals were scored by Abby Amato and Maddie Lolicata. The game ball was given to Abby Amato for great hustle. Amanda Szostak, Bailee Freeman and Morgan Donahue had a great effort against Exeter.
They are champions
The JV Astros hosted the JV State Championship on Saturday. The JV field hockey team beat Salem, Exeter, Bishop Guertin and Central, and tied the freshman Pinkerton Astros in the round robin tournament round. T
They beat Concord in a 7 vs. 7 sudden death win in the semis to go on to beat Salem, 1-0, with just seconds left in the championship game. Amanda Szostak was named All-Tournament.
Megan Estes, Abby Amato, Maddy Lolicata, Morgan Donahue, MacKenzie Pierce, Kristen Crowell, Amanda Thomas, Maddie Humel and Kailee Robinson all played well as forwards, always pushing to the goal. Amanda Szostak, Cassie Woodes, Courtney DesRoches, Emily Moser, Allysa Greig, Sarah Kane and Kristina Santuccio were outstanding at midfield. Delaney Conway, Stephanie Modrack, Ally Rugg, Bailee Freeman, Sarah Jean Meisner, Kelsey Weston were all outstanding on defense. Ali Benway-Fongemi had a stellar day in the net.
Astros top Methuen
The freshman Lady Astros blanked Methuen last week, 4-0.
Pinkerton defeats Exeter
The freshman Lady Astros won against Exeter on Friday, 1-0. The entire team played well.
Sarah Nowick scored the single goal and Emma Bennet got the assist. Hailey Hicks and Camille Preble helped in the midfield and defensively Naomie Marshall, Jackie Guinto and Cristina Gionnopoulus helped greatly.
The varsity Astros traveled to Manchester to take on West Oct. 18.
The Astros came away with the 63–12 victory. Peter Cyr returned an interception 99 yards to help the Astros improve to 5–2 on the season.
T.J. Urbanik rushed for an 11-yard touchdown and also caught a 40-yard touchdown score from Jack Hanaway as Pinkerton. Urbanik also had a 47-yard punt return during the second quarter. Manny Latimore had 5 rushes for 57 yards; Brett Dattilo, 5-60; T.J. Urbanik 1-11; Jack Hanaway 1-22; and Ryan Day 2-31.
Astros are at 5-1
On Oct. 14, the JV Astros improved to 5-1 by defeating undefeated Concord, 36-27.
Pinkerton took a 36-14 lead at halftime and secured the game in second half to win. Pinkerton had several times inside the Concord 20-yard line, but did not convert in the second half. The score indicates a close game, but the Astros had control of game from start to finish.
Astros beat Saints
The freshman Astros played the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints Oct. 17 and won, 37-6. The Astros dominated both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
Playing well for the Astros were Christian Gendreau, Derek St. Pierre, Dean Hill, Adam Morin, Sam Goudreault, Ryan Albrecht and Ben Sayward.