Pinkerton Academy retains Mack Plaque in sports rivalry
Capped by the football team’s 35-14 victory on Saturday night in Derry, the Astros easily retained the plaque in their annual autumn sports competition with neighboring rival Londonderry High. On Saturday in Derry, Pinkerton scored wins in boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, volleyball and football. The previous Saturday, the Astros’ cross-country teams scored better than Londonderry’s in both the boys’ and girls’ portions of an invitational meet in Nashua.
Pinkerton 2, Londonderry 1 (OT): Kaylie DeCosmo’s goal midway through the overtime period was the winner for the Astros (7-1). Londonderry’s Tiana Federico scored the only goal of the first half and Erin Johnson tied it in the second. The Lancers are 3-4-2.
Pinkerton 3, Londonderry 0: The Astros swept, by scores of 25-19, 32-30 and 25-22. For PA (4-3), Elizabeth Hicks and Olivia Mathieu had 11 service points apiece, while Mathieu notched nine kills.
Pinkerton 1, Londonderry 0 (OT): Tommy Martin scored on a penalty kick at the 86-minute mark. Playing well for the Astros were Tim Wood, Zach Bell, Kyle Hicks and Sean Muller. Eric Werner was forced to make one save for the shutout, while Bobby Krause made eight for LHS.
Londonderry dropped to 3-5-1.
Pinkerton 1, Londonderry 0: KatyAnn Grochmal’s goal in the 62nd minute enabled the Astros to stay unbeaten (8-0-0). Sami Mitchell made eight saves to record the shutout, while Londonderry’s Merissa Brousseau stopped five shots.
Londonderry dropped to 5-4-1.