After losing the first two sets, it looked like the Pinkerton volleyball team’s season was heading towards the end. But the Astros weren’t going to give up. They won the third and fourth set to tie up their Division 1 first round matchup against Winnacunnet, then took the decisive fifth set, 15-13, to earn the dramatic 3-2 comeback win. Hunter Hazard led the way with 26 kills, 8 service points, 2 aces and 2 blocks for the No. 6-seeded Astros, who play No. 3 Goffstown in the quarterfinals on Tuesday (6/4) at 6 p.m.
‘Little Engine’ loses steam
The Windham softball team saw its terrific first season in Division 1 come to a close.
In the first round, Aislinn Milner had a pair of hits and four RBIs, and Peyton Gravell went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the Jaguars over Manchester Central, 6-1. Coach Dave Hedge calls his club “the little engine that could,” but the engine came to a halt in the quarterfinals against hard-hitting No. 3 seed Winnacunnet.
The Jaguars fell 8-5 to end their great season at 14-8.
Jaguars fall in semis
The Windham girls lacrosse team ran into the buzzsaw that is top-seeded Portsmouth in Saturday’s Division 2 semifinals, falling 20-4. Ryane Farrell scored twice for the Jaguars, who end their season 10-8. Portsmouth (18-2) will play No. 3 Winnacunnet in Tuesday’s final. In the quarterfinals, Madi Connelly outscored John Stark by herself with five goals in a 13-4 win. Alex Perkins made 14 stops in the cage for the Jaguars.