Pinkerton Laxmen Finish Regular Season With a Perfect Mark

The defending Division I boys’ lacrosse champions from Pinkerton Academy look like a team poised to repeat as champion after finishing their regular season with a perfect 18-0 mark following a thrashing of the winless Manchester Memorial Crusaders in the Queen City Wednesday, May 25.

The Astros used second-line players – keeping their starters out of the line of injury – in collecting the 18-1 hammering of the host Crusaders, sending themselves into the post-season perfect with the Division I tournament beginning Wednesday, June 1, after Nutfield News press time.

The academy side led 6-0 after one quarter, 11-0 at the half, and 15-1 going into the final period of play.

Gennaro Marra tallied three goals and an assist for the winners, Matt Boldin was good for three goals, Jack Potvin collected two goals and two helpers, Shawn Tewksbury managed two goals and an assist, Ty Rivier and Zack Currier each notched a goal and two assists, and Owen McCormack claimed a goal and an assist.

Single goals were claimed by Cody Sullivan, Ty Hicks, Kenny Ziniti, Jacob McAdams, and Kayden Baillargeon, T.J. Quigley contributed two assists, and T.J. Briggs dealt out one. PA goalie Jack Sweeney notched two saves.

By snagging the number one seed in D-I with their perfect record, the Astros drew a bye in the first round of the tourney.


Caption: Pinkerton lacrosse player Carter Young sprints away from a Memorial defender and up the field during the Astros’ blowout win last week. Photo by Chris Pantazis