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2021-2022 Game Summaries

NA Caps Undefeated Regular Season, Blanks Butler, 2-0

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In the regular season finale, the North Allegheny girls’ soccer team won its 10th in a row on Monday night with a 2-0 triumph over the Butler Golden Tornado at Newman Stadium. The victory caps an undefeated regular season for the Tigers and atones for an earlier tie with the Golden Tornado on Sept. 23.

In a rematch of last year’s WPIAL Class AAAA championship game, North Allegheny once again prevailed and came out strong in the first half. The Tigers peppered Golden Tornado goalie Mackenna Yaracs with a bevy of shot attempts and nearly struck for the game’s first goal on several occasions. Yaracs made three diving saves to keep NA off the board, and two additional defensive saves were made by Kat McGuire and Leah Deal denying the Tigers for much of the first half. Yaracs made 15 saves on the night.

North Allegheny’s relentless pressure eventually paid off when junior Lucia Wells put a shot on net that required another diving save by Yaracs. However, Yaracs was unable to control the rebound and sophomore Ally Ruiz pounced on the loose ball to give North Allegheny a 1-0 lead with 3:33 remaining in the first half. With 29 seconds left in the half, Ruiz set up junior Anna Bundy for a goal from the top of the 18 to increase the Tigers lead to 2-0. A sparkplug for the NA offense for most of the first half, Bundy was selected as the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

In the second half, the defense and senior goalie Megan Miller closed out North Allegheny’s 14th shutout of the season, extending the single-season program record. Over the last 28 section games, North Allegheny is 26-1-2 in that span.

North Allegheny jumps to 16-0-1 overall and 9-0-1 in Section 1-AAAA action. Butler falls to 12-2-2 overall and 6-2-2 in section play. The Tigers will await the release of the WPIAL playoff brackets on Wednesday afternoon.

Girls Soccer Summary vs. Butler, 10-18-21

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Tigers Claw Past Panthers, 2-1

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The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team earned a non-section road win on Saturday afternoon, 2-1, at Upper St. Clair.

The Tigers opened the scoring with 7:19 to play in the first half on a marker by sophomore forward Libby Earley for a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, NA increased the advantage to 2-0 with 15:34 on the clock courtesy of a goal by senior Kena Shannon. Upper St. Clair cut the margin to 2-1 with 7:28 to play in the game, but the Tigers staved off the Panthers the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 15-0-1 on the season, while Upper St. Clair dips to 7-7-2. The Tigers return to section play with a contest against Butler on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Soccer Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 10-16-21

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Lucia Wells Nets Hat Trick, Golden Goal To Beat Norwin, 3-2

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A pair of WPIAL Class AAAA heavyweights did battle on Thursday night as the North Allegheny Tigers won a thriller at Norwin, 3-2, in overtime. Junior Lucia Wells scored all three goals for the Tigers, including the golden goal with 3:36 left in the extra session.

In a rematch of the 2019 WPIAL championship game and the 2020 WPIAL quarterfinals, the Tigers and Knights played to a scoreless tie after one half of play. The second half was a back-and-forth affair with each team trading goals over the final 40 minutes of regulation. Wells struck first just 5:22 into the half to give NA a 1-0 lead. Norwin answered on a goal by Paloma Swankler with 14:54 to play to even the score at 1-1.

With 9:14 remaining in regulation, Wells scored to put NA back on top, 2-1. The lead was short-lived, however, as Halle Holtzman tied the contest less than three minutes later at 2-2 to ultimately force overtime. Wells, who scored a game-winner to beat Norwin in the regular season last year, did it again with 3:36 left in the first overtime to propel the Tigers to a 3-2 victory.

The win keeps top-ranked North Allegheny undefeated on the season with a 14-0-1 record following the non-section win. Norwin falls to 11-3 on the campaign. The Tigers visit Upper St. Clair on Saturday before the section finale against Butler on Monday night.

Girls Soccer Summary vs. Norwin, 10-14-21

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Tigers Blank Indians, 6-0

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The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team recorded its seventh straight shutout victory with a 6-0 triumph at North Hills on Tuesday night. The blanking of the Indians was the 13th of the season for the Tigers, extending the team’s program record for shutouts.

The Tigers got off to a quick start in he first half with a goal 46 seconds in by sophomore forward Abigail Stager.  Junior Lucia Wells scored in the 9th minute of the game and Stager added another goal to extend the Tigers lead to 3-0 by intermission.

In the second half, North Allegheny coasted to the victory with another goal by Wells and two more from junior Allie Burns to bring the final score to the 6-0, Tigers.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 13-0-1 and 8-0-1 in Section 1-AAAA. North Hills falls to 5-10 overall and 2-7 in the section. The Tigers will visit Norwin for a tough non-section contest on Thursday night.

Girls Soccer Summary vs. North Hills, 10-6-21

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NA Punishes Pine-Richland, 3-0

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The North Allegheny girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten on Wednesday night with a 3-0 road victory at Pine-Richland in Section 1-AAAA action. The Tigers won their sixth straight and extended their program record for shutouts to 12 on the season

The Tigers got all the scoring they needed in the first half when sophomore Abigail Stager scored her 11th goal of the season to give NA a 1-0 lead.  Junior Lucia Wells put the game away in the second half with a pair of goals to close out a 3-0 victory. Wells’ two goals improves her team leading total on the season with 18 on the campaign.

North Allegheny improves to 12-0-1 on the season and 7-0-1 in Section 1-AAAA. Pine-Richland falls to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the section. The Tigers will visit North Hills on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 10-6-21

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