A slim win over the Concord High Crimson Tide followed by a shutout loss at the hands of that juggernaut from Exeter High School last week left veteran coach Steve Gundrum and his Pinkerton Academy girls’ soccer squad contemplating their 10-4 season record as they stepped into the final week of the Division I regular season.
The Pinkerton girls pushed their season record up to 10-3 with a 2-1 nipping of the pesky Concord High crew in Derry on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
The Lady Astros found themselves with a 1-0 lead 22:40 into the contest when the Crimson Tide scored an own-goal on itself, but the visitors knotted the score at 1-1 with just 4:58 to go in the opening half.
However, it became a 2-1 game in the home team’s favor just 8:25 into the second half when Avery Drouin was set up by teammate Keara Doolan.
The Crimson Tide (6-7) came into the contest having won two consecutive games, but PA goalie Sammy Mitchell made eight stops in helping to halt Concord’s modest winning run. Pinkerton, meanwhile, bagged its third win in its last four matches by edging the Tide.
However, nobody has managed to find a way to beat the Exeter High Lady Blue Hawks so far in 2014, and the seacoast squad bagged its 14th win in 14 matches and its 12th shutout of the campaign in a 2-0 blanking of the Lady Astros in Exeter last Friday, Oct. 17.
Gundrum’s girls entered this week looking at two more regular season matches remaining on their schedule before it’s tournament time.
The academy side was slated to play host to Keene’s booters on Oct. 21 (after Nutfield News press time) and then travel to Nashua to play the North Lady Titans in their final regular season game this Thursday, Oct. 23.