N.H. D-1 Tournament: Nashua North, Pinkerton advance to quarterfinals

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle
Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40

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NHIAA FIRST ROUND

Wednesday, March 5

 

No.9 Nashua North 5, No. 8 Manchester Memorial 1

The Crusaders ended the defending champion Titans’ season in convincing fashion. A three-goal burst in the game’s first 10 minutes gave them control and goalie Jake Genest took care of the rest with 27 saves, including 14 in the second period.

 

Jon Wilson, Tim Paige and Jake Latham netted those three early goals, chasing Memorial starter Aaron Shrum. Daniel LeBlanc and Joseph Paige added third-period goals for North while Andrew Putney had the lone Memorial score.

 

Next up for North is a quarterfinal date at No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas Saturday at 4. Memorial wound up 7-9-3.

 

Giovanni Corsetto Pinkerton
Giovanni Corsetto
Pinkerton

No. 7 Pinkerton 5, No. 10 Hanover 2

The Astros closed the regular season on a roll and that continued in a solid decision of the Marauders. Pinkerton led 2-1 after two periods, then put the game away with three in the third.

 

Giovanni Corsetto (goal, assist) led the way. Ethan Landry, Ryan Monte, Tyler Poole and Ryan Christie all added goals in support of winning goalie Brendan Murphy as Pinkerton advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal at No. 2 Salem at 9 p.m.

 

Hanover closed out at 7-11-1.

 

QUARTERFINALS

Saturday, March 8

No. 9 Nashua North at No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas, 4 p.m.

No. 7 Pinkerton at No. 2 Salem, 9 p.m.

No. 5 Trinity at No. 4 Manchester Central, 4 p.m.

No. 6 Bishop Guertin at No. 3 Londonderry, 9:20 p.m.

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