NHIAA Boys' Lacrosse: Astros 2-0 and looking good
Pinkerton's Austin Maylor battles with Londonderry's Mike Donlan during Thursday's game in Derry. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
The Astros, the 2013 Division I boys' lacrosse runners-up, are 2-0.
Pinkerton's Evan Sweeney led all scorers with seven goals. Jake Lisaukus had three goals and two assists. Bailey Walsh had five assists.
The Astros overpowered Londonderry early, jumping to a 6-1 lead after one quarter. They led 16-3 midway through the third.
Was Lancer coach Joe McCune surprised by his team's lackluster performance? "Absolutely! I didn't expect us to be so tentative so quickly into the game," said McCune."
It was also a physical game with both teams dishing out the hits — something that didn't surprise Astros coach Brian O'Reilly.
"Our speed wound up avoiding most of the hits and once the score was in our favor, that took care of most of the problems," said O'Reilly.
"This is a good lacrosse team," said O'Reilly. "I've been doing this for close to 40 years. This is a very good lacrosse team, and we're going to get better."
"We're going to put the wheels back on, work on some of the things we can control, come out Saturday and try to have a better result against Souhegan," said McCune.