It wasn’t necessarily all that easy, but the Pinkerton Academy field hockey team managed to push its winning streak to a superb 11 matches and its season record to 11-1 with wins over Bishop Guertin and Timberlane last week.
The Lady Astros did manage to keep their winning ways rolling on to 10 straight matches with a 2-1 edging of the upstart Bishop Guertin Lady Cardinals of Nashua in Derry on Wednesday, Oct. 8. But that nearly didn’t happen, and the hosts needed a dramatic effort to keep their winning skein rolling.
Resmini’s 10-1 charges went into the last minute of the match trailing by a 1-0 tally, but Kaylie DeCosmo set up teammate Sam Day for the tying goal with a mere 15 seconds left to play, and just 1:03 into the overtime period DeCosmo bagged the winning tally after being set up by Amanda Szostak.
The Pinkerton crew peppered the Guertin net with 25 shots but only put one of them home late, with the decision seemingly slipping away.
PA goalie Abbey Doherty contributed five saves to the win over the Lady Cards, who came into the match with a solid 6-4 record and having won three matches in a row.
Resmini and her roster expected to be in an even tougher battle with the Timberlane Regional Lady Owls of Plaistow in Derry last Friday, Oct. 10, with the visiting side coming in having lost just one match, just like the Lady Astros.
However, the Pinkerton crew wound up potting one unanswered goal in the first half and two more in the second to snag a 3-0 shutout win.
Gabby Guerard, Sam Day, and Erin Johnston took care of the scoring for the victors, with assists registered by Haley Harrington, DeCosmo, and Jessica McCully.
Goalie Jordan Dudley made a significant contribution to the blanking of the tough Lady Owls by turning aside 11 shots.
With the two wins, PA presently sits on top of the Division I standings over the Timberlane Owls and the Winnacunnet Warriors, who now both stand at 10-2 .
The Pinkerton crew is slated to play its final regular season game in Exeter on Friday against the now 6-5-1 Blue Hawks before heading into the tournament.