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2017-2018 Game Summaries

NA Pulverizes Plum, 16-0

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Four Tigers scored two goals apiece as North Allegheny pummeled the Plum Mustangs for a Section 3-AAA win on Wednesday night, 16-0. The Tigers not only shutout the Mustangs but allowed only two shots on net for the entire game. Junior Kyler Byerly was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game with two goals and strong play throughout the night.

Byerly set the tone early with a goal 2:14 into the game for a quick 1-0 lead. Byerly’s marker opened the floodgates as North Allegheny poured in nine goals in the first quarter and built a 12-0 lead by halftime.

Along with Byerly, Wes Powell, Ben Rohan and Mike Egnaczyk all scored two goals each. Other Tiger goal scorers included Chris Eck, Tyler Lamark, Nick Kairys, Ben Stupak, Ben Maenza, Kole Ludwig, Lane Cox and Christians Spangler.

North Allegheny jumps to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in Section 3-AAA action. The Tigers visit Mason at noon on Saturday.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Plum, 4-18-18

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NA Outlasts Kiski Prep For 3rd Straight Win

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team won its third game in a row on Friday night with a non-section victory at Kiski Prep, 8-7.

The Tigers built a 6-2 lead by late in the second quarter and held a 6-3 advantage at halftime. Junior Matt Osten paced the scoring effort with three goals and had a terrific game overall, also providing a boost in the clearing and transition game. Junior Kyler Byerly added two goals for NA, while Ryan Leonard, Ian Young and Antonio O’Barto chipped in with one goal apiece.

Kiski Prep began to edge back into the game in the second half and trimmed the score to 7-5 by the end of the third quarter. In the fourth, North Allegheny used a strong effort in the riding game which led to the team’s eighth goal.

The NA defense made sure the lead stood up and killed multiple penalties, including a two-man down situation at the end of the game. Goalie Aiden Miller had key saves in goal to earn the win, making some big stops early in the game and also during Kiski’s late-game comeback bid.

Winners of three straight, North Allegheny improves to 3-2 overall and will visit Shady Side Academy in the Section 3-AAA opener. Start time is slated for 7:00 p.m.

Offensive Flurry Leads NA To 9-1 Win Over Seneca Valley

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On a cold and blustery night at Newman Stadium, the North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team used a flurry of goals to vanquish the Seneca Valley Raiders on Wednesday night, 9-1, in non-section play. Senior and Kenyon College commit Wes Powell paced the offense with three goals and an assist. For his efforts, Powell was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

North Allegheny opened up a 2-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by Ryan Leonard and Nick Kairys. Powell added a man-up goal with 4:39 to go in the second quarter to advance the lead to 3-0, Tigers. Seneca Valley scored its only goal of the night on a marker by Nicholas Salvatore with 2:02 remaining before halftime to cut the score to 3-1.

While the Raiders defense kept them within striking distance in the first half, North Allegheny’s persistent attack scored six unanswered goals in the second half to secure a comfortable non-section win for the Tigers. Junior Ben Maenza, senior Ian Young and junior Matt Osten all tallied goals in the second half. Powell tacked on two more goals for a hat trick and Leonard added another to finish with two goals on the night.

In net, freshman Aiden Miller played well to earn the victory. Longstick defenders Antonio O’Barto and Judd Powell performed well, along with longstick middie Zach Chick. Senior faceoff man Alex Hays had another strong night as well.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 2-2 overall. Seneca Valley dips to 3-1 on the season. The Tigers will try for three victories in a row when they visit the Kiski School on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Seneca Valley, 4-4-18

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Tigers Reign Supreme Over Upper St. Clair, 14-3

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On a rainy night at Newman Stadium, the North Allegheny Tigers poured on the goals in a 14-3 win over the Upper St. Clair Panthers on Thursday night. Five different Tigers scored goals in the non-section win, including Wes Powell and Kyler Byerly who paced NA with four goals each.

The offensive outburst began immediately as the Tigers exploded for a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Junior Matt Osten scored three goals during the first-period surge and was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Powell, Byerly and Ryan Leonard also netted first-quarter goals for the early six-goal advantage.  North Allegheny’s sixth goal by Leonard came on a 2-on-1 break served up on a beautiful pass by Nick Kairys.

From that point, the rout was on. North Allegheny danced through the rain drops for a convincing victory and invoked the mercy rule in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Tyler Lamark joined in the offensive onslaught with two goals.

Senior faceoff man Alex Hays had a another strong night, this time outdueling Ohio Wesleyan University commit Grant Evans. Freshman goalie Aiden Miller earned his first varsity win in net.

Upper St. Clair’s only goals were provided by Jimmy Wilkinson, Elijah Pistorius, and Logan Tobias.

North Allegheny improves to 1-2 overall with the non-section triumph. Upper St. Clair slips to 1-1 on the young season. The Tigers will host Seneca Valley on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 3-29-18

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Rams Upend Tigers In Non-Section Play, 11-7

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Behind an eight-goal performance from sophomore Dane Dowiak, the Pine-Richland Rams topped the North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team on Tuesday night, 11-7, in non-section action. Dowiak’s eight goals tied the Pine-Richland record for most goals in a single game, matching the previous mark of Brian Newcamp who netted eight in a contest in 2015.

Pine-Richland cashed in on two man-up opportunities in the first quarter to help construct a 4-1 lead. Senior Wes Powell scored North Allegheny’s only goal in the opening stanza with a man-up marker of his own.

North Allegheny struck quickly in the second period on goals from Nick Kairys and Ian Young to trim the deficit to 4-3 with 10:18 left in the first half. The Rams responded  with goals from Ben Barnes and Dowiak for a 6-3 advantage. With 3:54 remaining, NA junior Matt Osten scored to cut the Rams lead to 6-4 at the half.

The Tigers used their team speed to spark the offense early in the second half and Ryan Leonard tallied back-to-back goals to knot the contest at 6-6 with 9:36 remaining in the third quarter. Leonard’s two goals game within a 23 second span.

Despite NA’s best efforts, Pine-Richland scored four of the final five goals to claim an 11-7 victory.

While the outcome favored the Rams, the Tigers did have plenty to build from the season’s second game of the year. Senior faceoff midfielder Alex Hays put forth a solid effort and won numerous draws against Pine-Richland’s Jake Freedlander, a University of Detroit Mercy commit. Hays was aided by long-stick midfielder Zach Chick and midfielders Ben Maenza and Osten on the wings.

Helping spark the Tigers offensively was Kairys with two goals on the night, including NA’s final tally in the fourth quarter. For his efforts, Kairys was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

With the loss, North Allegheny slips to 0-2 on the season. Pine-Richland improves to 2-0. The Tigers look to bounce back on Thursday night with a home date against the Upper St. Clair Panthers in non-section play at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 3-27-18

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