Convincing victories over the Manchester Central Little Green on the road and the rival Londonderry High Lancers at home late last week allowed veteran coach Brian O’Reilly’s Pinkerton boys’ lacrosse team to up its 2015 record to 4-1.
The host Central crew didn’t wind up being much of a challenge for the Astros at all in the Queen City Thursday, April 23, as the academy laxmen rolled to a 20-3 humbling of their opponent.
The Beeman Trophy match with Londonderry two days later didn’t wind up being anywhere near as lopsided, with the host Astros finishing with a 12-6 victory in their grasp. But it was quite a convincing result nonetheless.
The Astros won the first three periods and ended up rolling into the fourth and final quarter with a commanding, 11-3 advantage. The 2-3 Lancers outscored their hosts by a 3-1 tally in that last stanza, but a full Londonderry comeback
wasn’t to be.
Pinkerton drove out to a 4-1 lead by the close of the first quarter, and its advantage sat at 7-3 by halftime. The host team outscored its guest by a 4-0 margin during stanza number three.
Todd Billetter was the winners’ top goal scorer with four markers, Brett Dattilo scored three times and assisted once, James Tulley was good for two goals and two helpers, and single goals were tallied by Chris Valentine, Jack Hanaway, and Sam Ward. Single assists came from Brandon Tetler and Sean Donohue.
Astros’ goalie Nick Richard made 14 saves his contribution to the win.
The Astro laxmen began this week in exceptional fashion on Monday with a 16-2 thumping of a Dover High crew that wasn’t the Pinkerton team’s equal by any measure.
The academy side advanced to 5-1 on the campaign by man-handling the 1-3 Green Wave, grasping a 12-2 lead at halftime and then outscoring Dover by a 4-0 tally in the second half.
Tulley (two goals, three assists) and Dattilo (three goals, two assists) led the powerful Pinkerton attack by tallying five points each, Valentine notched three goals and added one assist for four points for the victors, Jack Hanaway tallied three goals, Billetter bagged two goals, and single goals were scored by Carter Young, Adam Morin, and Sam Ward.