Pinkerton rolls in lacrosse opener
Pinkerton's Bailey Walsh winds up before uncorking a shot past Concord defender Sean Larner during opening day of lacrosse season at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The Astros, state runners-up last spring, led 11-0 before Concord finally broke through with 21 seconds remaining in the first half. It didn’t get much better for the Crimson Tide in the second half.
Nick Coombs (two goals) and Drew Strople added late tallies for Pinkerton, which hosts Londonderry in the Lancers’ opener on Thursday.
“The big thing was game speed. That’s the lesson you can take. You play these teams, they hold you accountable more than other teams,” said Concord coach Jeff Smith. “Our close D matched up well. We didn’t let guys dodge through a whole lot. In years past. they’d run right through the middle of our D, so that was nice to see.”
“They hustle and they play a clean game. I like that,” O’Reilly said of Concord. “They’re no-nonsense and they’re out to play lacrosse. They’re going to be fine.”