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2020-2021 Game Summaries

Tigers Vanquish Indians, 9-6

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Senior Nick Eck and junior Cole Bordo each netted a hat trick to help North Allegheny vanquish the Peters Township Indians for a non-section road win on Thursday night.

Despite an early 2-0 deficit, the Tigers got back-to-back goals from senior Ben Rohan to tie the score at 2-2 with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter. Bordo scored his first goal with 2:41 left in the period and Eck added a goal just 40 seconds later for a 4-2 lead.

Peters Township scored the next two goals to even the score at 4-4 with 10:34 remaining in the second quarter, but NA regained the lead on Eck’s second goal of the night for a 5-4 lead going into intermission.

The Tigers held the lead for the remainder of the night and stretched out the advantage by scoring three of the final four goals in the fourth period. Along with Eck, Bordo and Rohan, junior Cayden Escola touched the score sheet with a marker in the fourth period.

With the regular-season ending win, North Allegheny improves to 9-4 overall and will prepare for the WPIAL playoffs next week. The Tigers will have a first-round bye and will take on the winner of Bethel Park/Fox Chapel game in the WPIAL quarterfinals on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon High School.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Peters Township, 5-13-21

GAME SUMMARY     
SCORE BY QUARTERS1234FINAL
North Allegheny41139
Peters Township31116

Tigers Take Care Of Knights In Final Section Match

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by Jared Barton

North Allegheny scored the first 10 goals of Senior Night and took down section foe Norwin 14-2 at Newman Stadium Wednesday evening.

Senior Nick Eck got the scoring started just two minutes into the opening quarter off a feed from fellow senior Mason Kress. Later in the quarter, Norwin goalkeeper Nolan Mullen was assessed a major foul and was ejected from the contest, leading to a non-releasable man-up opportunity for the Tigers. Sophomore Christian Tedder set up classmate Marc Bartolomucci for goal. Bartolomucci added a second marker with less than a minute to go in the first quarter.

Early in the second, Eck added to the lead with his second of the game, assisted by junior Cole Bordo. Less than a minute later, the duo would switch roles, and Eck fed Bordo to make the score 5-0. Bordo added his second of the game just over two minutes later. Eck secured the hat trick with two minutes left in the half, and the Tigers added scores from seniors Andrew Myers and Ben Rohan to take a 9-0 lead midway through the contest.

Bordo scored a hat trick just minutes into the third quarter, but Norwin broke the scoreless drought on a shot from senior Hunter Geibel. Bordo and Eck eached notched their fourth goals of the game to end the third.

Bordo tacked on a fifth marker during a man-up opportunity with 11:29 left in the game.  Geibel added a second goal in garbage time, while Myers tallied his second of the contest with four minutes left.

Eck finished the match with a game-high nine points, while Bordo was right behind him with six points.

The Wright Automotive Player of the Game was awarded to all of the graduating seniors celebrating a successful senior night and 2021 regular season.

The Tigers have one more match before the playoffs. NA travels to Peters Township Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The WPIAL Girls and Boys Lacrosse Playoff pairings are set to be released Thursday as well, with postseason action beginning May 17th.

NA Drops Section Matchup with Shady Side Academy

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by Jared Barton

Shady Side Academy held on to the top spot in the section with an impressive win over North Allegheny in boy’s lacrosse Friday night from Newman Stadium.

Heading into the game, North Allegheny was a game behind Shady Side in the Section 2 AAA Standings, and the Tigers needed a win to have a chance to take first place before season’s end.

The Tigers set the pace early, staving off a relentless offensive attack from the Bulldogs. Senior goalkeeper Aiden Miller made a few tough saves to keep the game scoreless in the opening minutes.

NA struck first with a goal from senior attack Nick Eck with 8:40 left in the first quarter.

After that, Shady Side took control of the game.

The flurry of offensive chances continued, and the Bulldogs rattled off nine straight goals between the first and the start of the second quarter. Sophomore JP Henry, who finished the game with 5 goals, led the prolific offensive attack. Junior Jacob Hintermaier and sophomore Ethan Salvia tallied 4 goals apiece for Shady Side.  Junior Will Badeer netted a pair of goals and senior captain Jack Todd ripped a sniper shot to end the game as well.

Eck earned Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors for his 4-goal performance as the Tiger offense picked up in the second half.  Junior attack Cole Bordo and senior Andrew Myers both added two goals to round out the scoring for North Allegheny.

With the loss, NA falls to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in section play. The Tigers finish off section play with a home game against Norwin Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. You can hear that game on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Shad Side Academy, 5-7-21

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SCORE BY QUARTERS1234FINAL
Shady Side Academy555116
North Allegheny11338

Tigers Bounce Back For 9-3 Win At Butler

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After a pair of overtime losses, the North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team returned to the win column on Thursday night with a 9-3 victory at Butler.

In the first quarter, the Tigers took a 3-1 lead on goals by Ryan Barry, Ben Rohan and Marc Bartolomucci. The lead ballooned to 7-2 by halftime thanks to Andrew Myers and Griffin Lynch, who scored a pair of goals in the period.

Butler scored the lone goal of the third quarter to cut the score to 7-3, Tigers. North Allegheny put the game away in the fourth quarter with goals from Ben Hawrylak and Cole Bordo for a 9-3 final.

North Allegheny leaps to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in Section 2-AAA. The Tigers will host first-place Shady Side Academy on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Butler, 5-6-21

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SCORE BY QUARTERS1234FINAL
North Allegheny34029
Butler11103

NA Edged By Pine-Richland In Overtime, 8-7

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team staged a furious fourth quarter rally to force overtime on Monday night. However, Pine-Richland scored the game-winning marker in the extra session to hand the Tigers their first section loss of the season, 8-7.

Trailing 6-2 after three quarters, North Allegheny’s offense came alive in the final stanza. Junior attack Cole Bordo sparked the comeback with a goal 1:52 into the fourth quarter, followed just 15 seconds later by Jonah Hawrylak, who cut the deficit to 6-4.

Pine-Richland kept NA off the scoreboard for the next six minutes and appeared to put the game out of reach with just 3:38 remaining with a goal for a 7-4 advantage. Undaunted, the Tigers fired back immediately with three goals in a span of 55 seconds to even the score. With 1:32 remaining, a tally by senior Sean Metcalf trimmed the score to 7-5, Rams. Back-to-back goals in quick succession by Ben Rohan and Christian Tedder deadlocked the game at 7-7 apiece with 37 seconds remaining in regulation. Both Rohan and Tedder finished with two goals on the night.

Despite NA’s late heroics, Pine-Richland managed to escape with the home victory in Gibsonia.

Following the loss, North Allegheny’s second straight in overtime, the Tigers dip to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in Section 2-AAA. The Tigers are slated to visit Butler on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 5-3-21

GAME SUMMARY      
SCORE BY QUARTERS1234OTFINAL
North Allegheny200507
Pine-Richland222118