Double-digit defeats of both the Exeter High Blue Hawks and the Nashua South Purple Panthers last week sent the Pinkerton Academy boys’ lacrosse team into this week with an 11-3 overall record and a four-game winning streak.
The Astros’ 16-5 throttling of Exeter in Derry on Tuesday, May 13, featured a seven-goal performance from James Tulley and tallies from a total of seven players.
Along with Tulley’s superb effort, the victors received five points from Todd Billetter (four goals, one assist), a goal and three assists from Jake Lisauskas, a goal and two helpers from Jack Hanaway, a goal and an assist from Sean Delea and Brett Dattilo, one goal from Drew Strople, and one assist from Cam Richard.
Cam Hayward made 15 saves in the PA net, and Nick Richard contributed one more.
The Astros won each quarter, leading 4-2 after one, 7-2 after two, and 10-4 after three.
And things went even better overall for the academy laxmen two days later when they traveled to Nashua and came home with a 19-5 demolition of the 3-8 Nashua South Purple Panthers.
Pinkerton led 6-2 after one period and 12-3 at halftime, and it outscored its host by a 5-0 margin in the third quarter to make the match score a lopsided 17-3.
Evan Sweeney enjoyed a six-point match (5-1-6), James Tulley potted three goals and assisted on two others, Billetter notched two goals and one helper, Dattilo and Delea each scored twice, Lisauskas and Mason Barchard were each good for a goal and a helper, and Sean Donohue, Austin Maylor, and Peter Sweeney each contributed one goal.
Nick Richard made eight stops in the PA net, and Jake Burnham and Matt Wolenski each made two.
Then on Monday, the sizzling-hot Astros had no trouble with the visiting Manchester Central Little Green in a 17-1 blowout.
Evan Sweeney scored four goals, Brett Dattilo netted three, Jake Lisauskas scored twice and assisted once, Mason Barchard added a goal and two helpers, Austin Maylor and Peter Sweeney were each good for two goals, Jack Hanaway, Sean Delea, and Liam Rooney each scored once, and Todd Billetter and Drew Strople each dished out an assist.
PA goalies Richard, Jake Burnham, and Matt Wolenski combined for 10 saves in the win.