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2021-2022 Game Summaries

Tigers Dig Deep For 5-Set Win To Clinch Share of Section Title

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For the second time this week, the North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to earn a 3-2 victory. Thursday night’s thrilling win over Pine-Richland came by set scores of 23-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-11 and 15-13. The triumph over the Rams in the Section 1-AAAA finale secured a co-section championship with the Shaler Titans. It’s the seventh consecutive season the Tigers have been crowned section champions.

To earn a second straight reverse sweep, the Tigers were led offensively by juniors Ella Deeter and Mia Tuman with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Junior Carissa Treser finished with double digit kills with 10 on the night. Tuman facilitated the offense with 47 assists.

As they were on Tuesday night, senior Jadyn Perkins and junior Maddie Fickess stacked the middle of the night with six and five blocks, respectively. Defensively, junior libero Caroline Curran led with 22 digs. Tuman posted 13 digs and junior Rebecca Pilotta tallied 10 digs. Deeter paced the team with two aces, followed by Tuman and Pilotta with one ace each.

North Allegheny concludes the regular season with a 13-1 overall record and 11-1 section mark. Pine-Richland falls to 9-5 overall and 7-4 in Section 1-AAAA. Both teams await the release of the WPIAL playoff pairings on Friday afternoon.

Girls Volleyball Summary vs Pine-Richland, 10-21-21

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Tigers Prevail In Five-Set Thriller Over Shaler, 3-2

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In a five-set thriller on Tuesday night, the North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit for a 3-2 victory over the No. 1-ranked Shaler Titans. The Tigers won by set scores of 21-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-22 and 15-7. The outcome pulls NA into a first-place tie with Shaler atop the Section 1-AAAA standings.

Earlier in the season on Sept. 23, Shaler snapped North Allegheny’s 27-match winning streak with a 3-0 sweep. In set one, it appeared the Titans were on their way toward extending their own 14-match winning streak. Tied 17-17 late in the first set, Shaler was powered by the right arm of sophomore Hilary Quinn and pulled away for a 25-21 triumph. Quinn delivered six kills in the opening set.

Set two was another nip-and-tuck affair and was tied 23-23 before a Mackenzie Barr block and a North Allegheny hitting error helped Shaler earn a 25-23 victory. Senior Mia Schubert tallied five kills in the second set to spark the Titans.

After dropping the first two sets, North Allegheny bounced back in the third. Junior Maddie Fickess provided consistent play throughout the night and junior Ella Deeter unleashed four kills in the set as the Tigers rolled to a 25-14 victory in set three. Deeter finished with a team-high 17 kills and added 15 digs on defense. Fickess clogged the net with six blocks and slowed down Shaler’s outside hitters.

North Allegheny stormed out of the gates in set four as well and grabbed a 17-11 lead. However, Shaler rallied with a 4-0 run, and later, a 5-0 run, to cut the NA lead to 22-21. Spearheaded by senior Jadyn Perkin’s five kills and two blocks in the set, the Tigers outlasted the Titans for a 25-22 win. After a slow start, Perkins hit her stride in the final two sets and finished with 13 kills and a team-best seven blocks to earn Wright Automotive Player of the Match honors.

Set five was a microcosm for the entire match as North Allegheny fell behind 3-0 in set five but rattled off 10 of the next 12 points to take a 10-5 lead. With momentum on their side, the Tigers continued to blister the Titans with the big swings of Perkins and junior Carissa Treser to claim the fifth set, 15-7, and prevail for a 3-2 victory. Treser touched double digits in kills with 12.

Among NA’s standouts, junior libero Caroline Curran tallied a team-high in digs with 30, followed by junior Rebecca Pilotta with 17. Junior setter Mia Tuman provided an outstanding all-around effort with 45 assists and two aces. Curran and sophomore Avery Butcher added one ace apiece.

North Allegheny improves to 12-1 overall and 10-1 in Section 1-AAAA. Shaler slips to 14-1 overall and 10-1 in the section. The Tigers will have a chance to lock up at least a share of the section title on Thursday night with a tough match at rival Pine-Richland at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball Summary vs Shaler, 10-19-21

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Tigers Top Tribe, 3-0

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The North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sweep at North Hills on Thursday night in Section 1-AAAA action. The Tigers earned the win by set scores of 25-8, 25-11 and 25-21.

Much of the roster contributed to the win and junior Mia Tuman spearheaded the effort with a strong all-around performance. Tuman led the team with four aces and 36 assists, and tied for the team lead for blocks with three. She added seven digs on defense as well.

Senior Jadyn Perkins also had a fine night, leading the Tigers with 10 kills and matching Tuman with a team-best three blocks. Junior Ella Deeter contributed to the attack with six kills and two aces. Carissa Treser, Maddie Fickess and Elysia Smith all tallied five kills each.  Junior libero Caroline Curran posted a team-high 13 digs, while junior Rebecca Pilotta chipped in with five digs and two aces.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 11-1 overall and 9-1 in Section 1-AAAA. North Hills falls to 3-11 overall and 2-9 in section play. The Tigers will host Shaler on Tuesday night for a section showdown with the Titans. The match will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Volleyball Summary vs North Hills, 10-14-21

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NA Celebrates Senior Night With 3-0 Win Over Oakland Catholic

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The four-time reigning PIAA Class AAAA champions flexed their muscles on Monday night with a 3-0 sweep over the sixth-ranked Oakland Catholic Eagles. Facing the first-place team in Section 3, the Tigers soared past the Eagles by set scores of 25-11, 25-19 and 25-23.

It was senior night at North Allegheny and all four seniors playing an important role in the opening-set win. Tied 6-6 in the early going, the Tigers pulled away by taking 10 of the next 12 points to gain command. Senior Chelsea Boyer notched a pair of aces in the set, while fellow senior Rachel Burton stuffed the net on her way to a team-high four on the night. The defense of seniors Abbey Hahn and Jadyn Perkins helped hold Oakland Catholic’s big hitters at bay as NA garnered a 25-11 win. Perkins finished with seven digs and added four kills on offense.

The second set followed a similar script to the first with NA trailing 5-4 in the early going before the Tigers went on a 6-0 run and eventually built a nine-point lead at 20-11. Despite Oakland Catholic’s best efforts to battle back, the Tigers prevailed, 25-19.

In the third set, the Eagles played their best game of the night and took a 9-3 lead against the Tigers. Senior outside hitters Liz Ford and Ava Barkich paced the OC attack with five and four kills, respectively, in the set. Overcoming the early six-point deficit, the Tigers rallied back with a variety of weapons that were facilitated by junior setter Mia Tuman. The Ohio State commit dished out 25 assists as the Tigers earned a come-from-behind win, 25-23. Tied 23-23, an Oakland Catholic hitting error and a Caroline Curran ace sealed the victory.

A consistent source of offense throughout the night in all three sets was sophomore Kyra Schmidt, who posted a team-leading eight kills on her way to Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.

Also contributing a fine all-around effort was junior Ella Deeter with six kills, three blocks and three aces. Junior Carissa Treser added six kills and Curran led the defense with 20 digs. Tuman finished with 10 digs.

North Allegheny improves to 10-1 overall following the win, while Oakland Catholic falls to 9-2 on the season. The Tigers return to section play on Thursday night with a visit to North Hills to take on the Indians at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball Summary vs Oakland Catholic, 10-11-21

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Tigers Win Fourth Straight Match 3-0 Over Butler

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by Bob Orkwis

Since their 27-match winning streak was snapped against Shaler, North Allegheny appears to have developed a chip on its shoulder. That was on display against Butler in a 3-0 sweep (25-15, 25-8, 25-19). The win marked the fourth consecutive sweep for the Tigers.

Butler jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first set behind two aces from Maisy Gibson. But a service error gave the ball to North Allegheny and Ella Deeter spearheaded a 6-point run and the Tigers never looked back. Jadyn Perkins had six of her eight kills in the first set, many of them off perfect passes from Mia Tuman.

The second set was tied at 1-1, before the Tigers ran off an 8-0 run which helped them cruise to a 17-point win.

As easy as that set was, the third set was a different story. A determined Golden Tornados squad again jumped out 3-0 and twice Butler led by seven points. Trailing 16-9, the Tigers scored thirteen of the next fifteen points and stayed on top to win 25-19, in turn sweeping the regular season series from Butler.

Senior Rachel Burton was big in the final set for the Tigers, finishing the match with six kills. Tuman led with thirty-one assists and added a team high three blocks to go with eleven digs. Junior libero Caroline Curran paced NA defensively with twenty-two digs.

The most consistent presence at the net for North Allegheny was Carissa Treser. The junior outside hitter led the Tigers with eleven kills. For her efforts, Treser was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Match.

North Allegheny travels to Central PA. this Saturday to play in the State College Invitational before returning to WPIAL action on Monday night with a non-section matchup against Oakland Catholic. That Senior Night match will be broadcast on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Volleyball Summary vs Butler, 10-6-21

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