Lady Astro Stickers Keep Winning, Take Mack Match

Since dropping its first match of the 2014 campaign to the Merrimack High Lady Tomahawks, coach Jen Resmini’s Pinkerton Academy field hockey squad has had nothing whatsoever to do with defeat.

The Lady Astros drove their season record up to an impressive 6-1 last week with consecutive victories five and six, with the latter of those coming in the form of a dramatic, 1-0 overtime edging of the host Londonderry High Lady Lancers in Mack Plaque action last weekend.

The Lady Astros moved their season record to 5-1 with their fifth consecutive victory by handing the struggling Dover High Green Wave a 5-0 defeat on the seacoast on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The academy crew led 2-0 after one period and padded its advantage by netting three more unanswered goals in the second half.

Kaylie DeCosmo had a three-point match – scoring two goals and dishing out an assist – for the winning side, Haley Harrington was good for a goal and a helper, and single tallies were also notched by Abby Amato and Erin Johnston.

Other assists were claimed by Samantha Day, Morgan Hazelton, and Madison Lolicata. Abbey Doherty made three saves in the Astro net.

But nothing at all came easy for Resmini’s roster in the Mack Plaque battle at LHS last Saturday, Sept. 27, in a match against a Lady Lancer team that only scored four times in its first four matches of 2014 but then exploded for 15 in its next three games.

The Pinkerton defense kept the Londonderry offense stifled during the Mack match, and after regulation time had expired and the score still stood at 0-0, Lady Astro Haley Harrington became the PA hero by potting the winning goal with just 4:10 remaining in overtime.

Goalie Jordan Dudley turned aside seven Londonderry shots in helping her side to its sixth straight win and its third consecutive shutout.

And the Lady Astros experienced a whole lot less trouble getting goals against the visiting Keene High Lady Blackbirds in Derry on  Monday, Sept. 29.

The hosts had a handful of goal celebrations in the 5-2 thumping of the visitors, with veteran standout Kaylie DeCosmo putting forth a big performance in notching two of the PA goals and assisting on all three others. Abby Amato, Madison Lolicata, and Sam Day notched the other three markers.