Bedford boys pull off improbable lacrosse win to keep streak alive
Pinkerton's Brandon Tetler, left, and Bedford's Colby Gendron collide during the first half of Wednesday's game in Bedford. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
With less than 40 seconds to play, it appeared Pinkerton Academy of Derry and the Bulldogs were headed toward overtime.
Bedford, classified as Division II by the NHIAA in lacrosse, raised its 2014 record to 7-0 while Division I Pinkerton fell to 6-2.
Senior captain Dan Colella kept Bedford in the game with five goals before Tyler Sullivan, Sam Stanton and Palys combined to rally the Bulldogs from two goals down with three minutes to play.
The first half saw each team trade leads several times, but the Astros led 7-6 at the half and 8-7 after three quarters. A Lisauskas goal boosted Pinkerton’s lead to 9-7 early in the fourth.
“Every time the ball comes at him, I have faith he’ll stop it,” Guerard said of Howe.
And then came the capper — Palys’ game-winner on a goal no one could have foreseen.
“There was a lot of adversity in that game for us,” said Guerard. “But we hung in there, stuck to the game plan and won the game.“I always tell our guys, a win is a win, no matter what.”Pinkerton coach Brian O’Reilly declined to comment after the game.