2016-2017 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team traveled to Moon Township for a non-section showdown and came away with a 12-7 victory on Wednesday night. The NA Tigers scored early and often and were led by junior Anna Barton who posted a hat trick. Anna’s younger sister, freshman Josie Barton, joined in the scoring as well with a goal.
North Allegheny started the fireworks quickly with goals by sophomore Brooke Ferringer and senior Abby Washabaugh in the first two minutes of the game for an immediate 2-0 lead and the rout was on. Senior Caroline Palguta and sophomore Paige Jones scored two goals apiece. Senior Jenna Prutting and sophomore Ryley McClelland chipped in with goals for the Tigers.
The defense was strong, led by senior Maya DiSora, juniors Cassidy Heim, Julia Puntil and Bethany Schreiber and sophomore Nicole Atkinson. Senior goalie Katie Shideler had another terrific night in net to earn the win.
North Allegheny improves to 5-5 overall on the season. The Tigers will host Butler on Monday night.
Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Moon, 4-26-17
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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team traveled to Pine-Richland for a soggy section game on Monday night, falling to the host Rams by a 15-5 decision. Senior Abby Washabaugh and sophomore Brooke Ferringer scored goals for the Tigers in the first half. The NA defense, led by Nicole Atkinson, Vivian Lindsay, Cassidy Heim, Julian Puntil and Bethany Schreiber, fought hard against the Pine-Richland attack. However, the Rams offense was relentless and led 11-2 at the half.
In the second half, Washabaugh opened the scoring to cut the score to 11-3, Rams. Sophomore Paige Jones and senior Jenna Prutting added goals for the Tigers, but in the end the night belonged to the Rams who maintained their undefeated record in Section 3-AAA.
Following the loss, North Allegheny slips to 4-5 overall and 4-4 in section play. The Lady Tigers will visit Moon on Wednesday in a non-section contest.
Hat tricks by senior Kara Jans and freshman Emily Warren helped Shaler to an 11-8 win over North Allegheny on Wednesday night at Newman Stadium. The game was tied 5-5 early in the second half before Shaler pulled away for the Section 3-AAA win. The Tigers received a hat trick from senior Abby Washabaugh who was selected by the North Allegheny Sports Network as the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.
The first half was tightly contested with a rapidly quick scoring pace. Shaler opened the scoring on a goal by Jans less than three minutes into the game, but NA quickly tied things up at 1-1 with a marker by sophomore Paige Jones with 21:58 left in the half. Shaler senior Shannon O’Leary put Shaler back in front, 2-1, with 20:12 on the clock. North Allegheny responded less than a minute later courtesy of a Jenna Prutting goal, the first of two on the night for the NA senior, to even the score at 2-2.
The back-and-forth trend continued when Ashley Warren scored for Shaler but NA answered with a tally by Washabaugh to knot things up at 3-3 with 15:19 remaining in the half. Jans and Isabella Harrison scored back-to-back goals for Shaler to give the Titans a 5-3 lead. North Allegheny sophomore Brooke Ferringer rifled a shot past Shaler goalie Jade Hromanik to trim the score to 5-4, Titans, by halftime.
North Allegheny struck early in the second half courtesy of sophomore Nicole Atkinson to again tie the game at 5-5 with 23:09 on the clock. However, Shaler netted six of the next seven goals, including a natural hat trick by Emily Warren, for an 11-6 lead with 7:50 remaining. Washabaugh scored the last two goals of the night to bring the score to its eventual final, 11-8, Shaler.
Following the loss, North Allegheny slips to 4-4 overall and 4-3 in section play. Shaler improves to 6-5 overall and 3-4 in the section. The Tigers return to action on Monday with a visit to Pine-Richland at 7:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Shaler, 4-19-17
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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team opened up a 6-1 lead in the first half and fended a North Hills’ rally in the second half for an 11-9 triumph over the Indians at Newman Stadium. After winning only three games in the last two seasons combined, Monday night’s victory was already the fourth this year for a continually improving Tigers team. Senior Abby Washabaugh led NA with four goals and was named the Wright Automotive Player of the game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
In the first half, North Allegheny dictated the pace of the game and controlled possession, opening up a five-goal advantage to start the contest. Washabaugh and sophomore Paige Jones netted two goals apiece in the first half, two of them coming while NA was killing off a penalty. Senior Jenna Prutting and sophomore Brooke Ferringer also tallied goals in the opening half. North Hills struck for two goals in the first half on markers by Gianna DiPaolo and Carolyn Sawl as the scoreboard read 6-2, Tigers, at halftime.
Early in the second half, the Tigers were tagged with their fourth yellow card of the game and played a man-down for the remainder of the contest. North Hills took advantage and scored 4 of the first 5 goals in the second half and trimmed North Allegheny’s lead to just one goal, 7-6, with 17:10 remaining. Abigail Kunz totaled two goals for North Hills to spark the comeback bid, with goals by Julea Jamison and Sawl during that stretch. Jamison finished the night with four goals to pace the Indians.
Despite the Indians rally, North Allegheny responded with two quick goals from Washabaugh in just over a minute to steal back momentum and give the Tigers a 9-6 advantage. Caroline Palguta added another goal with 15:37 to play to increase the NA lead to 10-6. The feisty Indians fought back and cut the score to 11-9 with 7:27 remaining, but North Hills was ultimately staved off thanks to the NA defense and goalie Katie Shideler. Considering that the Tigers played a man-down for the vast majority of the second half, the NA effort was exceptional to capture the victory.
Along with Washabaugh’s four goals, Jones finished with a hat trick, Prutting totaled two goals and Ferringer posted a goal and two assists to lead the NA attack.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in Section 3-AAA. North Hills slips to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the section. The Tigers will host the Shaler Titans on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. North Hills, 4-17-17
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